Saturday, August 06, 2011

Cue the theme music from Jaws

Photo copyright: DAVID McMAHON. Image ID: CanberraJuly2011-7997


It might look like a fearsome carnivore, but it’s completely harmless – and it’s inanimate as well!

It’s simply a potted indoor plant outside the restaurant at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra. The shape of the leaves caught my eye and when I found the correct angle, enabling me to shoot it in silhouette against one of many lamps, I knew I had an unusual result!

17 comments:

Maggie May said...

It looked like a kingfisher to me.
Very beautiful image.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Brian Miller said...

it is a very cool shot david...like shadows, i love the play of sihouettes

Jinksy said...

It's a wide mouthed frog with a set of dentures! LOL

Kat said...

Love that. Very creative! :)

cheshire wife said...

Jaws outside a restaurant - quite symbolic!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful silhouette!

david mcmahon said...

I didn't think of that, Maggie. Thank you for putting it in a completely fresh perspective!

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Brian - I'm glad that it appealed to your sense of creative silhouettes. Great to hear that!

david mcmahon said...

Nice "vision", Jinksy. Thanks for pointing that out. Maggie May also said it reminded her of a kingfisher.

I guess it's like different people seeing different images in the same cloud!

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Kat - hope you and the family are enjoying the summer and that you've been out and about taking lots of photographs!

david mcmahon said...

Hi, Cheshire Wife - I hadn't thought of that symbolism. VERY appropriate!

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, LadyFi - the strength of that silhouette really stopped me in my tracks!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Very effective and interesting shapes, David

Good on yer sport LOL

Retiredandcrazy said...

Hi David, I've been on an extended trip for 4 months through Europe, Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, China, Alaska, Canada and USA. I missed you when you stopped posting. Nice to have you back again.

imac said...

Like your LIGHT moments David.

Carol said...

Ahhhhhh....I've missed you~interesting photo, per usual, just as I remember~

Joanna Jenkins said...

The shadows and colors are very eye-catching.
Thanks, jj