After The Deluge by David McMahon


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This weekend marks exactly two years since the Black Saturday bushfires that killed 173 Victorians – yet Melbourne is now reeling – ironically – from the huge flood that hit us late on Friday night (4 February 2011).

This shot shows rain droplets on a chrome radiator grille.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F8, 1/500 sec, ISO 200, focal length 125mm.

Featured in AUTOMOTIVE BLING, April 2011.



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  • Lesliebc
    Lesliebcover 3 years ago

    I heard that you’ve now been added to the victims of flood in Australia…it’s all over our news. Hoping and praying that you’ll not have any problems.

  • Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts, Leslie. Many of our friends and neighbours suffered damage.

    – David McMahon

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageover 3 years ago

    Great capture David. The colours are excellent. My family in the Eastern Suburbs were flooded out for the first time after just escaping the fires too. Very strange weather :)

  • Thank you, Judi. Hope your family and friends are coping with the hardship. They are in our thoughts.

    – David McMahon

  • Lynn  Gibbons
    Lynn Gibbonsover 3 years ago

    Very good David love this shot!!

  • Thank you for the favourite, Lynn.

    – David McMahon

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • Thank you very much, Shulie. Appreciate it.

    – David McMahon

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Interesting abstract, David. Well seen!

  • Thanks, David – the paddocks on both sides of the freeways are like a lake!

    – David McMahon

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreover 3 years ago


  • Thanks very much, Sandra.

    – David McMahon

  • luckylarue
    luckylarueover 3 years ago

    beautiful work here!!!

  • Many thanks – I was lucky to get shiny chrome to work with!

    – David McMahon

  • Natalie Broome
    Natalie Broomeover 3 years ago

    Great capture David – I hope you haven’t had any problems with the flooding

  • Thank you, Natalie – we escaped any real damage, but we were extremely lucky. Sorry for the delay in replying.

    – David McMahon

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Linda, for the great honour.

    – David McMahon

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