Solve This Puzzle: What Is This Mystery Object?

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

Artist's Description

Put your thinking caps on! You can have as many guesses as you want ….

Spoiler alert: do not read any further unless you want to see the answer.

Solved by Ellis Morley Photography, the UK-based Red Bubbler, who (with great support from two Canadian Red Bubble detectives! …. Sean Jansen from Calgary and Linda Bianic from Edmonton) correctly guessed it was a series of Chinese New Year decorations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This uncropped image was shot outside a large shopping centre right under the Bukit Bintang monorail station a fortnight ago, in the lead-up to Chinese New Year. Each of these wooden objects, in two shades of green, was suspended or nailed at different angles, which is why the photograph looks so complex.

There were several of them in the walkway leading in and out of the shopping centre, but the light wasn’t the best. Then I saw these on the street and even though the conditions were overcast, I knew the light would be sufficient. Each of the decorations is a perfect semi-circle in the form of a fan or a rising sun.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F8, 1/90 sec, ISO 400, focal length 108mm.

Featured in ALL ABOUT FINDING THE UNUSUAL IN THE USUAL, February 2010.

Featured in CIRCLES OF LATITUDE, February 2010.

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