Thursday, December 02, 2010

We're so glassy-eyed this morning

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON (Image ID: Malaysia2010-3527)


This was a tough shot to take, despite the fact that it looks easy when presented this way. It was taken indoors in a Kuala Lumpur shopping mall in January this year. I spotted these unusual mannequins and while the lighting wasn't great, I wondered if it would be sufficient to present all four mannequins in a row.

You have to remember, too, that I never use a tripod! With people streaming past constantly in both directions, I had to consider my options before deciding how best to use the unique "heads". I also figured that the dark dresses and the black-themed interior of the shop would be the best contrast for the glassy droids.

7 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

I think getting all four mannequins in the shot would be the main challenge. You of course not only got them all in the photo you added drama from that angle. Fun.

Brian Miller said...

new type of sun glasses? smiles. nice shot...

Maggie May said...

That was a very unusual shot. Must have been difficult to omit the passing crowds.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Olga said...

Amazing! Thank you for sharing.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very cool.
Cheers, jj

Virginia said...

OH I hear ya. I shun the $#%& tripod at every cost. I pay dearly but sometimes I get a sharp one. I love this D.
Good one. Sorry I've not been by for a while. I"m working for APple now and the holiday hours are keeping me on my toes. Good to see your work as always.
V

spacedlaw said...

Eery shot!