Wednesday, December 01, 2010

So they roped you in as well?

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON (Image ID: Sydney2010-7235)


It's not your normal view of a retired naval cruiser, but who wants a normal view for any photographic image? I stopped to admire the symmetry of the vessel's graceful bow, accentuated by the curvature of the number 11 on either side.

Really the only thing that was not symmetrical was the jetty rope - but that didn't worry me. This was shot at the Australian Maritime Museum in Sydney.

11 comments:

Jinksy said...

Definitely looks like a couple of skiers to me...

And word verification is 'Dangl' !

TechnoBabe said...

Powerful view.

Daryl said...

I love how you see things, you always inspire me to look at it differently.

Hilary said...

Nice! And a very cool previous photo of that lighthouse. (I followed the link)

Willow said...

I love pure simple lines with a little rebellion added for interest.

Maggie May said...

It is a beautiful symmetry.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Eddie Bluelights said...

I 'bow' to your photographic skills - as others say, perfect symetry and an unusual shot.

katney said...

We were at a shopping mall this afternoon and I said to myself--"David would take an odd angle shot of that." So, since you weren't thre, I did.

Pastor Sharon said...

Dave,
It's so good to stop by here and see you again! I have missed you~

Nice picture and to see things differently, isn't that what makes the world go better?

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Great shot. Took me a minnute to figure it out before reading.

Teacher's Pet said...

I love this photo...and I have a special reason for loving nautical photos. My Daddy was in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He served aboard the USS Appalachian and was involved in the invasion of the Phillipines. Not long after the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Daddy along with other sailors were ordered to go into the remain(s) of each city. He went. He doesn't talk much about it...but he has told me a few stories. My Daddy is 84...is in wonderful health...and as you can probably tell, even at 60 years old today, I am still a "Daddy's Girl"... Thank you for this photo that elicited these memories...and for giving me space to share them with you.
Hugs to you from Jackie