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    Weekly Photo Challenge - Signs

    Alright, this could be any kind of sign! A road sign, a billboard, any kind of sign. It can be your ordinary run of the mill street sign or something that you loved the advertisement or color in.

    Here's one I thought was hilarious (and so did my kids) where we were hiking in Germany last month.

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    Very visual
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura View Post
    Very visual
    Yes.. nothing is left to the imagination is it?
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    Someone subtly modified this one:


    Yes, I know, it's childish, but I found it funny ;-)
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    I didn't add the 'R'

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    Around Our Island 1

    These are signs at our fire station: People in danger, like battered wives, can go there and find protection. They will be brought to a safe house to get away. Middle one: Woman can go there if they have delivered a baby that they do not want. They can just leave it there and will not be prosecuted. No questions asked. The babies will be then put up for adaption.



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    I call these signs: Bureau-Graphics. Those guys have no sensitivities what - so - ever!



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    The first is a manatee, that funny "mermaid" creature here in the Florida waters. The middle one is for the evacuation when hurricanes hit. The third is a sign in a little motel's parking lot.



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    And this is a parade float that is permanently parked in the middle of town. Typical island mentality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura View Post
    I call these signs: Bureau-Graphics. Those guys have no sensitivities what - so - ever!
    And no grammar...

    "It's the law"
    "The proper function of man is to live - not to exist."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigalreturns View Post
    And no grammar...

    "It's the law"
    Yes, you would think that they can at least get that one right. It boggles the mind how much they pay for this stuff, I guess they have the largess of the taxes at their disposal
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    very nice
    lol

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    Ooooooooh!!!!!!! I have so many great photos for this week! I will post two of my favs.

    I really hate what the sign says, however I think it is a powerful photograph


    Love this one too, Jerry Seinfield FTW!
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    Well look at that...

    We have weekly photo threads.



    Anyway... here's a contribution from me. THis was taken in Store Bay, Tobago.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post

    We have weekly photo threads.
    LMAO yep sure do
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    Yes, this is a lot of fun! I love it. And it is so interesting what people post.
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    At this rate I am going to run out of pictures to post, I need to get out and shoot some more
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegunslinger1 View Post
    At this rate I am going to run out of pictures to post, I need to get out and shoot some more
    I am going out now to get some shots, very nice actually, the only problem I have is that it is getting hot now again and the light in the evening is not so nice and bright. Not always bad of course, have to get more advanced in my approach I guess. Which in turn makes me use the camera better. I am not much into this kind of picture taking, more closeups and stuff for my work.

    But, just another thing to put on my *LEARN* list.


    I love your B&W photos, always had a love for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura View Post
    I love your B&W photos, always had a love for them.
    Thank you very much, B&W is where I started.
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    I think I took about 20 pictures today, just for this week, all in a radius of about 1/2 mile, in about 30 minutes. It was really nice out this morning - we were supposed to have rather cold, rainy weather, it was warm and sunny! I stepped in a big mud puddle though in sandals, and stupid me, not caring about the faux pas of it all, was wearing socks to keep my feet a bit warmer. They're brown socks now!

    It was interesting in how one could perceive the word "sign", and I was thinking of this as I was snapping away. It was a "sign" from God! "Sign" can be synonymous with "Symbol" in many contexts, and symbolism is seen everywhere. I'll post some of my pictures later on, after I shower and do some cleanup around this place.

    How do you all handle your uploads? Do you use a free online storage, or do you use your own webspace? If you use your own web space, do you have something set up to manage the images, or do you just upload 'em to a named folder (like Datura does)?
    They say, "Practice makes perfect," yet they also say, "Nobody's perfect". I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malikyte View Post
    How do you all handle your uploads? Do you use a free online storage, or do you use your own webspace? If you use your own web space, do you have something set up to manage the images, or do you just upload 'em to a named folder (like Datura does)?
    Well, I guess I have two methods on my own webspace, I will eventually get rid of one. I am currently experimenting with coppermine, just to see what it can do. I also have my photosite and just link directly to the photos.

    A lot of people that I have seen on fark.com use either imageshack.us or flickr.com. Since I have always just had my own sites (as humble as they are) I haven't had much experiance with these other hosting sites. BTW both are free to use.
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    Boy oh Boy, talk about an over-abundance of signs around me! Funny thing is, I never even noticed half of these (awww, and Photoshop removed my EXIF info, and lost some clarity!)...

    Such a "pretty" "dead end".


    A nice spring day.


    ...road litter, also known as signs...


    Will have to play with my camera, background was supposed to be blurred...


    "Show us that hard pitch; not the rubber arm!"


    The "sign" of laziness:


    Beware of Teeter Totters!


    For more, I just installed a gallery script on my site for this purpose.
    They say, "Practice makes perfect," yet they also say, "Nobody's perfect". I don't get it.

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    Was well worth the mud then? Nice.
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    I cringe whenever I see blatant spelling errors in signs. If you're going to invest the money in a large sign, not finding out what the correct spelling is defies logic, even if it's in a foreign language. Somewhere near the centre of Cuzco, Peru:



    Australian bluntness at its finest:



    Auckland airport:



    And a shop in Mzuzu, Malawi:


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    Raffles, they are fun. I have a little more as well, will go out another time though.

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    stay hungry, stay foolish.

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    Tourist Stuff

    So, there I took a little walk again to capture some of the flavor of our island. Signs are all over the place of course, we live in a tourist area.

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    Too bad these challenges are only 1 week long or I'd take more pictures this coming week, when we finally get some decent weather...and scale the next ones down.... (oops)

    Nice pics, Datura! Made me think of all the tourist-esque signs that we have around here.
    They say, "Practice makes perfect," yet they also say, "Nobody's perfect". I don't get it.


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