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David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

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No, it’s not a real bloke leaning out of a first-floor window, offering a Guinness to passers-by. It’s a well-known painting on the facade of the Palmerston Hotel in South Melbourne.

The painter who did the original artwork on the building provided a really interesting perspective, including shadows on the “window” and a shadow of the glass and the man’s right hand as well.

Below the man’s left hand you can actually see something I deliberately included in the frame – a floodlight. That’s real – not part of the painting!

This was shot on a busy Friday afternoon in the winter of 2007. But we happened to drive past the Palmerston yesterday – and the facade is no longer olive green. It’s now a burgundy-brown, but the painting of the man is still there!

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. This was shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F8, 1/250 sec, ISO 400, focal length 125mm.

Featured in I GOT THE MUSIC IN ME, November 2010

Featured in WALL OF THE WORLD, December 2010.

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