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No Nudes Is Good Nudes (No, They're NOT Real ...!!!) by David McMahon

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No, they’re not real nudes. Seriously.

It’s nothing more than advertising artwork on public transport. Look at the black and blue sign and it’ll give you a clue as to what I’ve shot here!

This shot of an advertising hoarding on the side of a Melbourne tram was taken in 2007. I drove past the tram, did a double-take at the artwork on its side, then continued to drive ahead to make up ground before I parked on a side street.

I then sprinted down Dandenong Road to a nearby tram stop and shot about eight or nine frames as the tram slowed down. This was an ad for Deep Spring mineral water and the campaign was “Back to Nature”. I guess these trams must have turned a few heads throughout the duration of the campaign!

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K10D, using an 18-70mm lens. F7.1, 1/160 sec, ISO 400, focal length 26mm.

Featured in YER PULLIN’ MY LEG, October 2009.

Featured in THE ART OF INTRIGUE, October 2009.

Featured in CAPTION FUN, October 2009.

Challenge winner – CITYSCAPES AND SKYLINES, October 2009.

Featured in CITSCAPES AND SKYLINES, January 2010.

Featured in SPEAKING PHOTOS, January 2010.



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  • Lyndy
    Lyndyalmost 5 years ago

    Very cool! lol L:)X

  • Hi Lyndy – the ad campaign took Melburnians by surprise, but I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time that day.

    – David McMahon

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 5 years ago

    CORRRRR what a great take

    Excellent hehehe

  • Thank you, Malcolm. Great to know that people see the funny side of this image – because that’s exactly the spirit in which it’s intended.

    – David McMahon

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 5 years ago

    How could anyone not smile,, ?

  • Glad to know you see it from that point of view!

    – David McMahon

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 5 years ago

    I hate to think where the coins go…

    Great one David!

  • That comment takes today’s prize, I think. Thanks, Georgie, for putting perspective on the image!

    – David McMahon

  • cebrfa
    cebrfaalmost 5 years ago

    “So I was having that dream again . . . I was naked on the bus, but this time so was everyone else!” Fantastic shot!

  • Thanks, Cebfra – that’s hilarious. Glad you like the shot. I actually have a couple of frames in the same sequence, showing heads of REAL people in the windows above the ad!

    – David McMahon

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 5 years ago

    This definitely must have turned more than a few heads!

  • I think you might be right with that observation, Shulie!

    – David McMahon

    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks, JustArt, not every day you see a tram like that.

    – David McMahon

  • frogster
    frogsteralmost 5 years ago

    Lol, good one

  • Thanks, Frogster, I thought it might make you smile!

    – David McMahon

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyalmost 5 years ago

    SUCH a cool shot!!

  • Thanks, Betty – it WAS one of the more unusual things I’ve seen on our roads!

    – David McMahon

  • Sheila  Pasket
    Sheila Pasketalmost 5 years ago

    This is too funny. I’ve seen a plumber’s truck before with a toliet seat, etc on the side. LOL :)

  • Don’t think I’ve seen that one yet, Sheila! What a hoot ….!

    – David McMahon

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