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Here’s the challenge: You can write your own title for this shot. It can be funny, punny, quirky, poignant, reflective, historical, hysterical – anything you like.

All you have to do to enter is submit your title as a comment here.

Yes, you can enter as many times as you want, on as many days as you want. You can keep coming back, looking at other people’s titles and keep adding your own. The contest will be open for just over 48 hours and will close at midday (Melbourne time) on Friday 15 October, which is 3am Friday in London and 10pm Thursday in New York.

This shot was taken in mid-September 2009, as a technician worked on the installation of the new interactive pods outside Federation Square here in Melbourne – and as you can see by the main clock outside Flinders Street Station it was shot at 5.30pm!

There’s only one rule: no profanity. Have fun …. I’m throwing the gauntlet down NOW!

AND HERE ARE THE RESULTS: This time the contest was so close that there are actually 16 people (including a tie) in the winners’ circle. But the next contest will be posted in less than 24 hours, so sharpen your wit!

In 15th place we have SleepyEyedRar with ``Going green, one head at a time,‘’ and Lar3ry with ``I’m not sure I like this new Tardis!’’

In 14th place we have Grandma Mattie with ``Quick, hide, here she comes!!!’’

In 13th place we have Diana-Lee Saville with ``In the end nobody knew who or what threw the giant green M&Ms to Earth, but they sure tasted good!’’

In 12th place we have Mando13 with ``I voted Green + L@@K were it got me.’’

In 11th place we have Linda Bramer with ``Take me to your leader.’’

In 10th place we have Captured by Kylie with ``Scott wondered what was in front of him. He had heard about this happening before and remembers there was a warning but what was it? He just simply could not remember what the people-eating eggs did.’’

In ninth place we have Acquaridan with ``Looking for the other pea in the pod!’’

In eighth place we have LeslieBC with ``Oh, oh! The Jolly Green Giant left his mark!’’

In seventh place we have Terence Russell with ``It’s not the best apartment I looked at today, but with this location, I guess I ought to take it.’’

In sixth place we have Ranald with ``Mork calling Orson, Mork calling Orson.’’

In fifth place we have Virginia Jones with ``The Granny Smith iPhone takes NY by storm!’’

In fourth place we have Pix-Elation with ``The Pee Pod, Melbourne’s innovative public convenience, proves less popular than expected in trial runs.’’

In third place we have Georgie Hart with ``Evidently the invisibility pods were not functioning at their optimal level so Victor was glad he remembered to wear pants and a shirt.’’

In second place we have Spencer Copping with ``Contestants struggle at this year’s World’s Largest Sombrero Competition.’’

AND THE WINNER IS Merrilyn Hunt with ``I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I do not like them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and Flinders.
I do not like them, my friend Cinders.
(with apologies to Dr Seuss!)’’

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, 1/125 sec, ISO 400, focal length 80mm.

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Comments

  • SpencerCopping
    SpencerCoppingalmost 4 years ago

    Does my bum look big in this?

  • No – that’s a rather cheeky reply.

    – David McMahon

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

    In the end nobody knew who or what threw the giant green M&Ms to Earth….but they sure tasted good!

  • I’m green with envy, Di.

    – David McMahon

  • mojo1160
    mojo1160almost 4 years ago

    Researchers work tirelessly to answer the question “Is it true what they say about the green M&M’s”.

  • Thanks for giving us a true “taste” of the marvels of hands-on research, Mojo.

    – David McMahon

  • MistyDawnSeidel
    MistyDawnSeidelalmost 4 years ago

    What came first? The tourist or the egg?

  • Enjoyed that, Mist! Very existential … and very apt!

    – David McMahon

  • Susannah Kotyk
    Susannah Kotykalmost 4 years ago

    “is anybody home?!?”

  • Might be a case of hom alone, Susannah! Welcome to the contest – great to see new faces – a big welcome to you.

    – David McMahon

  • SpencerCopping
    SpencerCoppingalmost 4 years ago

    When the lights turn green WE STRIKE

  • Make sure they take you to their leader, Spencer.

    – David McMahon

  • Jimmy Joe
    Jimmy Joealmost 4 years ago

    “exquisitina”

  • Lucky it’s not a concertina!

    – David McMahon

  • sleepyeyedrar
    sleepyeyedraralmost 4 years ago

    Going Green one head at a time

  • It ain’t easy bein’ green! Welcome aboard – it’s great to see new faces here.

    – David McMahon

  • CapturedByKylie
    CapturedByKyliealmost 4 years ago

    Scott wondered what was in front of him. He had heard about this happening before and remembers there was a warning… but what was it? He just simply could not remember what the people eating eggs did…

  • I think they were real hard-boiled characters, Kylie!

    – David McMahon

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 4 years ago

    I know “they” were cutting costs but these new super loos are rather small!!!

  • You’re right, and “they” have left us all at a, ahem, loos end.

    – David McMahon

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