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

First part solved by MsLynn, who was first off the mark to identify it as a ceiling. But can you tell me where this was shot? The building hosts several million tourists a year – and that’s a big clue!

CanonMan99 worked out the fact that it was shot at an airport, and he also followed an interesting process of elimination to work out that this was shot at Singapore’s Changi International Airport

I shot this at about 10.30pm on Tuesday, as we waited for our connecting flight back home to Melbourne.

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, 1/45 sec, ISO 800, focal length 78mm.

Featured in COMPLEX SIMPLICITY OF ART, March 2010.

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  • MsLynn
    MsLynnover 4 years ago

    A celling

  • Indeed, a ceiling … well done. You’ve solved the first part – but now can you work out where it is?

    – David McMahon

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfover 4 years ago

    I agree… some fancy modern ceiling… me thinks

  • You are right, Evelina – and can you tell me where I shot this?

    – David McMahon

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    Solar panels or light diffusers

  • Light diffusers, for sure, Canonman, on a famous ceiling. Can you work out where this is?

    – David McMahon

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 4 years ago

    I would have to say the same, some kind of ceiling!! We all can’t all wrong, are we? smile

  • Spot-on, Gail. It is indeed a ceiling. But can you tell me where I shot this?

    – David McMahon

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    the Louve in Paris

  • Not the Louvre, although I have been there.

    – David McMahon

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfover 4 years ago

    You kidding me? You shot this INSIDE :)))

  • No kidding, I shot this INDOORS! (Without a tripod)

    – David McMahon

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 4 years ago

    That indeed is the hardest part of the puzzle! :) I can’t even begin to think, you got me stumped!! :)

  • The big clue, Gail, is that several million people go through this building each year.

    – David McMahon

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    Somewhere direct light would ruin art…..or a form of it…I’m thinking..lol

  • I can hear your brain in overdrive ….

    – David McMahon

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    Well David I’m stumped.I do think it;s were the viewing public does not need direct light as it effects there taking in the art as well as shields the treasures from fading and light damage,,,yet natural light is the best to view it in……close at all?

  • OK, here’s a big clue – it’s NOT an art gallery.

    – David McMahon

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    An exhibition hall or arena?

  • Nope – but it welcomes more people per day than any exhibition hall or arena, 365 days a year!

    – David McMahon

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