The Sign Says It All by David McMahon

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I shot this as I was entering a restaurant in Whitehorse, capital of Canada’s Yukon Territory, in the first week of September 2008.

It wasn’t just the sign tht caught my eye, but the bright colours, the flowers, the CD cover and of course the little bumble bee.

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, 1/60 sec, ISO 400, focal length 38mm.

Featured in WALL OF THE WORLD, May 2010.



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  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savilleabout 4 years ago

    L O V E R L Y :))
    Hi David

  • Thank you, Di – hope you enjoyed the short week, with Anzac Day. Glad you like this shot!

    – David McMahon

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Thank you, JustArt – the food was great, too!

    – David McMahon

  • Shubd
    Shubdabout 4 years ago

    It does have a simple and straight from the heart feel to it .
    Nice capture :)

  • Thanks very much, Shubd – I was just about to step on a flight back home …. and this was less than 24 hours after I got charged by a grizzly, so there was lots to talk about!

    – David McMahon

  • Shubd
    Shubdabout 4 years ago

    After escaping a ‘bear hug’ that sure must have been a very welcome “Welcome” sign !!!

  • You said it all …. it was a great welcome!

    – David McMahon

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant shot!

  • Thanks – the colours were really vibrant and the light was great.

    – David McMahon

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 4 years ago

    Love the fresh and crisp welcome of it all………nice find!! ;-))

  • Thanks very much, Stephanie. I must check my notes to confirm the name of the restaurant.

    – David McMahon

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 4 years ago

    Great shot, David

  • Thanks, Shulie. I couldn’t resist those colours!

    – David McMahon

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

    Awesome David.

  • Thank you, Don – I can also report that the salmon I ate there was excellent!

    – David McMahon

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Lynn  Abbott
    Lynn Abbottabout 4 years ago

    Such fun! A truly whimsical photo! Love the combination of colors especially

  • Thank you, Janine – those colours were such a bright contrast!

    – David McMahon

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