15% off sitewide. Amazing but true. Use code CIRCUS15.

Spirit Of The Southern Cross

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

  • Available
    Products
    6
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 29

Wall Art

Stationery

Artist's Description

This horseback rider was concentrating so hard on the flag that I hit the trigger to capture his intensity.

He was part of the Melbourne Cup parade on Monday. I shot a series of vertical frames showing his face clearly, but this – the only horizontal frame I shot – just captures the spirit of his task.

There is a poignant touch to this image, because we were told that this small group of four or five riders were from the Victorian alpine town of Marysville. As any Aussie will tell you, Marysville was all but obliterated during the Black Saturday bushfires in February.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 70-300mm lens. F5.6, 1/350, ISO 200, focal length 300mm.

Featured by my co-host in ANYTHING WE WEAR, November 2009.

Featured in YOUR COUNTRY’S BEST, November 2009.

Featured in COWBOY/ COWGIRL ART, December 2009.

120-1004

Artwork Comments

  • cherylc1
  • David McMahon
  • Barssel
  • David McMahon
  • Diana-Lee Saville
  • David McMahon
  • John Vandeven
  • David McMahon
  • Betty Mackey
  • David McMahon
  • Shulie1
  • David McMahon
  • Trish Woodford
  • David McMahon
  • sfmilner
  • David McMahon
  • Scott  d'Almeida
  • David McMahon
  • lorilee
  • David McMahon
,
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.