Mystic River

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

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Breeze is not something we often take into consideration when we’re using a camera. Light? Yes. Shadows? Yes. But breeze plays a large part in our consciousness if we’re shooting across bodies of water. (2,072 views and 20 favourites on 28 August 2014.)

In this case, the breeze was no lighter than the gentlest caress, which meant that the surface of the Yarra River here in Melbourne was almost still, with just the slightest ripples.

Melbourne’s architecture has always fascinated me, long before I came here to live in this city. It’s a great combination of colonial-era buildings flanked by modern architecture – and this shot, I guess, is an interesting example of how the two styles co-exist.

I shot this in 2007, just before sunrise, while standing on the pedestrian footbridge across the Yarra. The greenish tinge is the central dome above the station’s main entrance and is one of the city’s major landmarks.

The broad golden band that stretches almost all the way across mid-frame (and its faithful reflection) is simply caused by the perimeter lights across the platform closest to the river.

This was shot without a tripod. I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my work in any way. What you see is exactly what I shoot. Shot with a Pentax K100D. F4.5, 0.3 sec, ISO 800, focal length 34mm.

Featured in COMMUNITIES, July 2009.

Top 10 in COMMUNITIES challenge, July 2009.

Featured in MASTERS OF THE SCENIC, July 2009.

Featured in 4 WINNERS ONLY, July 2009.

Featured in NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY, August 2009.

Featured in PHOTOGRAPHERS OF REDBUBBLE, August 2009.

Featured in BEAUTIFUL, September 2009.

Featured in ISLANDS OF THE WORLD, August 2011.

Featured in AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL CITIES, August 2011.

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