Heavenly Sentinels

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

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The only thing that trumps a striking sky, I reckon, is a strong silhouette against it. This shot (taken around Easter 2008) of the light towers and roof structure of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a really unusual angle, as any Melburnian will tell you.

To achieve this shot from the same height as the MCG roof, I had to be on the eastern side of a tall building about 1.5 kilometres away. I waited about a week for the right sky, and was rewarded with this cloud cover that turned gold as I watched.

Yes, I could have shot the image from a higher floor, but then I would have been looking down into the darker cloud near the horizon. By choosing this level, I was able to get strong silhouettes in the vicinity of the most dramatic colour.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 70-300mm lens. F8, 1/180 sec, ISO 400, focal length 300mm.

Featured in FAVOURITE PLACES YOU TAKE, MAKE OR PAINT, February 2010.

Featured in MORNINGS AND EVENINGS, SUNBEAMS AND STORMS, June 2011.

Featured in AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL CITIES, June 2011.

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