I shot this about a month ago, in an arcade in Melbourne’s central business district. The neon sign caught my attention from almost fifty metres away and I took a few shots encompassing passers-by.
Then, as I walked closer into the arcade, I noticed the subtle reflections of the neon lighting on the metal railings on the left. Now I could see a completely different facet to the sight.
This time I shot a reasonably tight frame, still anchored around the sign itself, but incorporating the delicate nuances of the reflection on the slender strips of metal.
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my work in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F5.6, 1/30sec, ISO 800, focal length 125mm.
Featured in LIGHT AND REFLECTION, August 2009.
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Featured in AT THE STORE, August 2009.
Top 10 in SIGNS, BILLBOARDS, STOREFRONT SIGNS challenge, May 2010.