Is It A Pigment Of My Imagination? by David McMahon

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No, the colours are real.

This is the roof of a mini-pagoda in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Apart from the different shapes (circles, squares, rectangles, arcs and curves) the many different textures also drew me into this shot.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F6.7. 1/30 sec, ISO 800, focal length 45mm.


Featured in WALL OF THE WORLD, June 2010.

Featured in FULL FRONTAL FACADES, July 2010.



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  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 4 years ago

    I love th colors David,,, so cheery,, and all the shapes add such interest to the shot! We have a pagoda at our local museum,, I am going out to shoot it next week, on vacation!!

  • Thanks, Linda – it was a hot, humid day but I had to stop to take this shot! Please let me know when you post your pagoda shot ….

    – David McMahon

  • Peyton93
    Peyton93over 4 years ago

    Love the cropping and colours. Well done!

  • Thanks very much, I actually took two shots. The first one was a tighter frame, then I shot this to include the unpainted timber box on the right!

    – David McMahon

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    How wonderful and, as usual, a great title

  • Thank you on both counts, Shulie! Very kind of you …..

    – David McMahon

  • Tanisha Jowsey
    Tanisha Jowseyover 4 years ago

    great shot!

  • Thank you, Tanisha – those colours and shapes were too good to resist!

    – David McMahon

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Karen. It’s such a great honour to be featured. Thanks for letting me know, too.

    – David McMahon

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thanks, JustArt – all those colours, all those different shapes … I just couldn’t walk past it without taking a shot or two.

    – David McMahon

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beover 4 years ago

    I love the patterns on the roof. Many of the traditional houses here still have roofs like that. Timeless. Stunning shot and like most Asian buildings they have very vivid color

  • Thanks very much for that insightful comment, Kimba. You’re right about the colours of Asia. Singapore is another place that always intrigues me.

    – David McMahon

  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespieabout 2 years ago

    Great title.

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