Neon Honeycomb by David McMahon

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This was shot in a games arcade a couple of weeks ago (October 2010) with the permission of the staff. I never use a tripod when I shoot, so I had to work carefully to ensure clarity in near-darkness.

It wasn’t just the colours and shapes that caught my eye, but the sheen on the metal as well. Can you spot the tiny blue tinge in this picture?

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO 800, focal length 68mm.

Runner-up, QUALITY ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY Challenge, December 2010.

Featured in YELLOW TWO, March 2011.

Featured in ABSTRACT LINES, March 2011.



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  • kenspics
    kenspicsalmost 4 years ago

    AWESOME photography David.. and so very well spotted!!!!

  • Thanks so much, Ken – it was more interesting to shoot it on a slight angle, too.

    – David McMahon

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful picture, David!

  • Thanks, David – glad this one caught your attention.

    – David McMahon

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Moorealmost 4 years ago

    wonderful capture David, striking image!

  • Thank you, Sandra – the colours went through various changes, and I waited there patiently for the gold-and-red combination!

    – David McMahon

  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscamblealmost 4 years ago

    Nicely spotted and captured David!

  • Thank you very much, Jordan – I was delighted when they said I could use my camera in there!

    – David McMahon

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks so much, JustArt.

    – David McMahon

  • Tarolino
    Tarolinoalmost 4 years ago

    This nevertheless is a very artistic view. The clarity and sharpness are excellent. How did you do it?

  • Thanks, Tarolino. The light conditions were pretty touch in there, but I took three different views until I was satisfied with the clarity.

    – David McMahon

  • SteffiCraig
    SteffiCraigalmost 4 years ago

    Very COOL, David!

  • Thanks very much, Steffi.

    – David McMahon

  • wiggyofipswich
    wiggyofipswichalmost 4 years ago

    Super shot David. Love the composition and colours here.
    Cheers Wiggy. Good luck with the challenge.

  • Very kind of you, Wiggy. Thanks for the visit and the comment.

    – David McMahon

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for letting me know, Karen. I’m absolutely delighted to hear the news!

    – David McMahon

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 3 years ago

  • That’s such terrific news, Robyn. Thank you for the constant support that you give us.

    – David McMahon

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