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It might look like a stash of gold, but it’s actually the side of an office building in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct. (1,039 views on 1 November 2014)

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F11, 1/350 sec, ISO 200, focal length 58mm.

Featured in MONOCHROME, March 2010.

Featured in METALLIC JUNKTION, March 2010.

Featured in COLOR ME A RAINBOW, March 2010.

Top 10, COLOR ME A RAINBOW challenge, March 2010.

Featured in UNIQUE BUILDINGS OF THE WORLD, October 2010.

Featured in WALL OF THE WORLD, December 2010.

Featured in CONTRASTING PERCEPTIONS, February 2011.

Featured in DOWNTOWN, August 2011.

Featured in ALPHABET SOUP, August 2011.


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    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago

    fab shot

  • Thanks, JustArt. It was such a bright sky that the shadows were great against the many angles.

    – David McMahon

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 5 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks, Shulie – it’s just a section of the building. but the “flaps” had me totally intrigued!

    – David McMahon

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoalmost 5 years ago

    Great :-)

  • Thank you, Ellis. I actually considered posting this as a mystery photo, then changed my mind!

    – David McMahon

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 5 years ago

    Very different………..nice shot!! ;-))

  • Thank you, Stephanie. I was lucky with the light. I shot this in January, on a scorching hot afternoon.

    – David McMahon

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoalmost 5 years ago

    Maybe a zoomed in square of it would have worked as a mystery shot, but I imagine there are too many people who would have got this straight away.

    I saw the thumbnail and thought it was that roof again but upon opening it, I would have looked and said Melbourne. I would not have known where, i did not see this building as far as I know (the weather and my hostel room mate were slightly stressful causing me to be a little grrr when in the city) but I think you were right to just upload it as you have :-)

  • Next time you’re here, make sure you walk past the building. I’ll tell you exactly how to get there! Thanks for your feedback on the mystery shot and my decision not to use it there!

    – David McMahon

  • Tomi10
    Tomi10almost 5 years ago

    I have been past this place and would never have seen it this way…… Great work David. You are so wonderful at keeping things so simple…… =)

  • That’s a great compliment, Thomas, and I thank you most sincerely. I guess it can also be said that my novels are simple in the writing approach as well. There’s a lot to be said for keeping things uncomplicated.

    – David McMahon

  • Wayne Cook
    Wayne Cookalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot and play on words :)

  • Thank you very much on both counts, Wayne.

    – David McMahon

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent capture and title!! :D

  • Thank you, cee. I’m so glad you like the title as well!

    – David McMahon

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thank you, Cee and Chris.

    – David McMahon

  • PeterBusser
    PeterBusseralmost 5 years ago

    Hundreds of post-it’s on a wall… :-). Cool capture, David!

  • That’s what it reminded me of too, Peter. You hit the nail right on the head!

    – David McMahon

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