What Do You REALLY See When You Look Through This Window?

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

Artist's Description

Do you just see the silhouette of an egg basket made from wire, with a price tag hanging from it?
Or do you see the outline of the old timber window that looks lovingly out onto fertile farmland?
Perchance, you see the dark clouds of an approaching thunderstorm that will drench the verdant, rolling hills of the Yarra Valley, famous for its vineyards in Victoria, my home state.
But really, there is also a message beyond all those factors. When I shot this through a window at Train Trak winery last weekend (20 December 2010) I also saw the irony of a debt-laden farming industry, having struggled through about a decade of crippling drought, now facing the most heart-rending setback of all. You see, our farmers have had to cope with heavy, flooding rain that wiped out many crops in harvest week.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F9.5, 1/350 sec, ISO 200, focal length 88mm.
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