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Title: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: afx on September 04, 2016, 08:18:08
While looking for images suitable for the wall thread, I stumbled across a few signs and billboards and thought they might be a good start for a thread.

From Prague (2008):

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Prague-September-2008/i-tbjRHqG/0/L/Prag-2008-09-14-008-wm-L.jpg) (https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Prague-September-2008/i-tbjRHqG/0/O/Prag-2008-09-14-008-wm-O.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Prague-September-2008/i-vVqzmqC/0/L/Prag-2008-09-14-003-wm-L.jpg) (https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Prague-September-2008/i-vVqzmqC/0/O/Prag-2008-09-14-003-wm-O.jpg)

From Ireland (2015):

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Irish-Impressions/i-vVt6Psr/0/L/AFX-20150729-239-wm-L.jpg) (https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Irish-Impressions/i-vVt6Psr/0/O/AFX-20150729-239-wm-O.jpg)

cheers
afx
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Post by: golunvolo on September 04, 2016, 11:46:19
I think the museum of communism is a brilliant design. Nice catch
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Post by: Matthew Currie on September 05, 2016, 16:26:32
I found a Canon A1 at a thrift store and took it for a spin in Williamstown, Mass. last year.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Nicole on April 19, 2017, 09:48:50
Last week-end in France. One week before the elections and every place has its special billboards. I've made a series.
Which one do you prefer? Why? How could I take the billboards differently? 
Perhaps you have your own picture, please share.
Thanks.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 19, 2017, 09:57:22
The two last ones of the series are most telling ...
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Nicole on April 19, 2017, 14:54:24
Thank you Bjørn for your reply.
Surprisingly some places were not ready.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on April 19, 2017, 17:36:49
Nicole, it's funny how they are exhibited in almost the same order on all the billboards :)
Yes, the last two are the best ones :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Alaun on April 19, 2017, 17:59:59
Nicole, you can combine 1,2,4,5,6,7 and then a bit extra #4 and call that "Only one vote for the right side"  ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: CS on April 19, 2017, 18:25:41
Not one of my finer captures with the flash reflection taking it's toll on the image. I didn't check for that at the time, so shame on me. I put a CP 990 on a Stroboframe flip bracket and stuck an SB28 DX flash unit on top to get better flash coverage than the 990's built in birthday candle flash, and yes, that did light things up.

Anyway, this sign was posted in the Mesa, Arizona Senior Center Billiard Room.

Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Thomas G on April 19, 2017, 21:31:02
Nicole, these 2 stand out (to me):

election-nicole-9.jpgl: one for free and a look in the mirror
election-nicole-11.jpg: down the line it goes,- and up the stairs for those
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: elsa hoffmann on April 19, 2017, 21:43:56
Does this count - my images  on an exhibition stand at the World travel Expo
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Nicole on April 20, 2017, 07:48:24
Thanks Jakov, Werner and Thomas for your selection and comments.
The candidates are always in the same order. I don't how this order is defined.
The billboards have 12 places for posters but there are only 11 candidates  ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: CS on April 20, 2017, 15:17:51
Nice work, Elsa!
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Post by: elsa hoffmann on April 20, 2017, 15:21:31
Thank you Carl.
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Post by: ColinM on April 20, 2017, 20:47:46
For anyone who ate too many Easter eggs:

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/139970130/original.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: pluton on April 20, 2017, 20:58:45
I've made a series.
Which one do you prefer? Why?
The shot with the cars in the foreground is my favorite.  It places the "important" electioneering in an everyday, mundane, even slightly 'dirty', side-of-the-road context
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: pluton on April 21, 2017, 06:40:51
Seen a few years ago on the Sunset Strip...apparently a gag for a TV show.
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 21, 2017, 07:33:08
Billboardia
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 21, 2017, 07:45:09
Americana

D3X, AFS 200/2
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Post by: Fons Baerken on April 21, 2017, 08:12:49
Any day of the year is fine ;)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/263/31345367544_7e5b9bb1ca_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 21, 2017, 08:16:19
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/435/31372696204_fdc638a043_o.jpg)

Translates like:"Nowadays people are unknowingly chipped to exert mindcontrol".
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 21, 2017, 08:21:56
Perhaps a twisted comment of the current fashion of being addicted to "smart"phones?
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Post by: Fons Baerken on April 21, 2017, 08:22:02
1 V1, 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6vr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5681/30301378703_6018e2e772_o.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 21, 2017, 08:23:27
Perhaps a twisted comment of the current fashion of being addicted to "smart"phones?

Who knows whois mindcontrolled ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 21, 2017, 10:36:53
Desert(ed) billboards. Pahrump Valley.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 21, 2017, 11:18:39
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/659/20127927734_473598dd53_o.jpg)

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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 21, 2017, 11:37:19
Nostalgia.
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Post by: John Geerts on April 21, 2017, 15:04:57
King's day 'warning'...

Fuji S5  Sigma 10-20
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Matthew Currie on April 21, 2017, 15:35:17
When in doubt, put up a sign.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Matthew Currie on April 21, 2017, 15:40:14
In this life you pay to bounce.

And stop screaming!
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 23, 2017, 01:03:52
Sign of times long gone.
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Post by: David H. Hartman on April 23, 2017, 01:51:35
Is Kodak the company that makes a knockoff of Pace® Picante Sauce in Rochester, New York?
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 23, 2017, 02:08:49
It hails from Rochester, yes. Not sure about the pizza sauce but the colours match?
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Post by: David H. Hartman on April 23, 2017, 04:11:35
I heard few years ago that some of the Kodak buildings were being used to process food. Also that "skins" for smart phones were made there. Kodak should be the No. 1 maker of digital image sensors. I think the food product was some kind of tomato sauce. This was probably a YouTube video that originated from the Discovery Channel group.

Dave

This is the video I remember. It's from the NY Times...

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/business/at-kodak-clinging-to-a-future-beyond-film.html (https://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/business/at-kodak-clinging-to-a-future-beyond-film.html)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Akira on April 23, 2017, 12:51:53
At a large crossing in Shinjuku.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Nicole on April 23, 2017, 13:17:05
Is the message clear?  :).

Interesting pictures posted here these days.

@ Keith (Pluton): thanks for your choice and explanation.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 23, 2017, 13:29:27
Beware of bumps in the road. And more.

Df, 180 APO-Lanthar
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 23, 2017, 13:40:10
Boathouse crossing.

D2X, 50-300/4.5 ED
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 23, 2017, 13:45:24
Roadside Amenities sign.

D2X, AFS 200/2
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 23, 2017, 14:26:16
indoor statements ;)
Antwerp bookshop

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/566/31920275464_cbaeaf885e_o.jpg)

Df, 35mm f/1.4ais
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 23, 2017, 14:45:23
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1580/24439127701_5f27315cd7_o.jpg)

Df, 85mm f/1.4ais?
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 23, 2017, 14:49:18
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5723/22411304384_e34ace92d0_o.jpg)

1 V1, 18.5mm f/1.8
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 23, 2017, 15:03:55
The outmost village of Lofoten has the shortest location name possible. Å. Nothing more yet loaded with meaning (the name 'Å' usually means a slow-flowing river winding to the sea; alternatively, a small river).  No wonder the sign is a popular subject for all  the tourists flooding Lofoten these days. Even photographers cannot avoid the temptation I'm afraid. Bu we rarely steal the signs ...
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Nicole on April 23, 2017, 15:49:56
Roadside Amenities sign.

D2X, AFS 200/2

I like this picture.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 23, 2017, 17:53:18
Rethymnion, Crete in the old times. (1982) Sign for Zorbas bar on the city beach.

Alas all is gone now,  in the hunt for progress and wealthy tourists.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: John Geerts on April 24, 2017, 20:15:17
I guess it is Spring-time ?
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 24, 2017, 20:31:53
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5524/30367415275_d2af2a53f7_b.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Brute on April 25, 2017, 06:04:35
.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on April 25, 2017, 12:42:56
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2841/33449844133_24433975d2_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Mongo on April 25, 2017, 13:09:14
it is still technically travelling one way
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 25, 2017, 16:42:18
Hilarious :D :D
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Post by: golunvolo on April 25, 2017, 17:29:27
Mongo that's briiliant  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: John Geerts on April 25, 2017, 19:42:06
Super one !!  :D
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Post by: Nicole on April 25, 2017, 20:17:49
Funny! :)
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Post by: pluton on April 26, 2017, 06:23:59
The wrong way bird is classic.  Back to the desert near Baker, California.
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Post by: Akira on April 26, 2017, 06:55:10
Mongo, that is one of my all-time favorites!

Keith, nice lightings and color.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 26, 2017, 20:50:13
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4171/33477457943_e73a3bc7df_o.jpg)

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Post by: Asle Feten on April 26, 2017, 21:09:09
 Folketingsvalg 2011
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Matthew Currie on April 27, 2017, 06:51:16
How would we get along without signs to remove the ambiguities of life?
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: John Geerts on April 27, 2017, 07:41:42
For rent...
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 27, 2017, 07:51:07
For rent...

Ventilation is good though. Plenty of fresh air :D
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Post by: John Geerts on April 29, 2017, 13:46:22
Just before the arrival of the King and the Royal Family...
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Post by: Akira on May 02, 2017, 13:34:16
Assorted billboards...
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Post by: JJChan on May 02, 2017, 16:11:31
That's from the Nikon centre in Shinjuku!

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Post by: JJChan on May 02, 2017, 16:13:29
Speed signs queuing to rush out and disrupt the traffic
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Post by: Jakov Minić on May 02, 2017, 16:17:15
JJChan, this is brilliant. I don't think that I have ever seen 8km/h signs :)
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Post by: Akira on May 02, 2017, 23:39:53
That's from the Nikon centre in Shinjuku!

Exactly!
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Post by: golunvolo on May 04, 2017, 01:23:03
A couple of days in Cordoba
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 05, 2017, 12:49:09
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4177/34304916732_6f03567278_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 05, 2017, 16:05:57
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4175/34426054596_6c0e55cff4_o.jpg)
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Post by: John Geerts on May 06, 2017, 17:07:41
Are these billboards still around?   ;)

Here is one from 2015 
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Post by: Fons Baerken on May 06, 2017, 21:08:48
Yeah still around at least i hadnot seen this poster before
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Post by: golunvolo on May 10, 2017, 01:31:32
This one is dark: " envases e inertes" translates into "containers and inerts"
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Post by: JJChan on May 11, 2017, 13:22:52
Paco - equivalent I think in Singapore - but looking at them, I'm not convinced paper or bottles were put into the right bins
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Post by: JJChan on May 11, 2017, 13:25:32
Some exaggeration in Hong Kong
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Post by: golunvolo on May 13, 2017, 20:54:55
Way more simple than your Hong Kong...

 Up
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Post by: Thomas G on May 13, 2017, 23:36:36
Some exaggeration in a German forrest

[translation: Private forest. Take notice of the boundary stones.]
Df, 50-135/3.5
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Post by: Brute on May 18, 2017, 15:51:55
Redtail Hawk sign.
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Post by: golunvolo on May 23, 2017, 13:14:35
Old big sign, ir
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Post by: Thomas G on May 23, 2017, 20:59:43
Old big sign, ir
Instant like.


Jazz
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Post by: golunvolo on May 25, 2017, 19:17:16
I'm loving this lens
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Post by: Brute on June 11, 2017, 17:14:53
.
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Post by: Thomas G on June 26, 2017, 21:25:39
push to walk
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Post by: golunvolo on July 08, 2017, 04:14:51
Late evening signs
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Post by: golunvolo on July 25, 2017, 16:32:25
Ghostbusters?
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Post by: Jakov Minić on July 25, 2017, 17:11:35
The old big sign from Paco and the push to walk by ThomasG are a millimeter better than the other great images posted on this page :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Thomas G on July 25, 2017, 17:40:49
The old big sign from Paco and the push to walk by ThomasG are a millimeter better than the other great images posted on this page :)
Thanks, Jakov.  :-)
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Post by: golunvolo on July 25, 2017, 17:48:22
Thank you Jakov  ;)
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Post by: Asle Feten on July 25, 2017, 20:10:10
The icecream shop in Ittoqqortoormiit

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4325/36161288665_e5e7eb8539_o.jpg)
 (https://flic.kr/p/X6s4he)Hele Danmarks Ismejeri (https://flic.kr/p/X6s4he) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr
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Post by: Akira on July 28, 2017, 14:11:52
A kindergarten sign...
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Post by: golunvolo on July 29, 2017, 20:52:25
Nice use of dof to soft rendition fits the subject nicely Akira

   From today: Car, car and car.
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Post by: MFloyd on July 29, 2017, 22:41:03
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/12471061194_9014a0614f_k.jpg)
Lucerner Verkehrsmuseum (CH)
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Post by: golunvolo on July 29, 2017, 22:45:54
Wow, that´s unreal. Great! Adding the men for good measure works too.
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Post by: MFloyd on July 29, 2017, 22:56:59
Wow, that´s unreal. Great! Adding the men for good measure works too.

Just another one. In this museum a lot of items are out of scale, from tunneling machines to some snowblower locomotives ....

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/12470486535_f636873146_k.jpg)
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Post by: CS on July 30, 2017, 00:35:11
Snowblower locomotives? Did you capture any?
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Post by: Akira on July 30, 2017, 01:34:50
Paco, thanks!

Christian, the facade design is superb!  Thanks for sharing!
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Post by: Thomas G on July 30, 2017, 19:01:19
Just another one. In this museum a lot of items are out of scale, from tunneling machines to some snowblower locomotives ....
#91 and #93 are real cool, very unusual in that densitiy and number. And some of the signs are quite interesting   :o 8)
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Post by: CS on July 30, 2017, 20:40:23
I would love to visit that museum! The signs are most intriguing.
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Post by: Anthony on July 30, 2017, 21:18:26
Some good advice here.
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Post by: MFloyd on July 31, 2017, 00:21:06
Snowblower locomotives? Did you capture any?

Yes, off course.  I will forward into the right topic.
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Post by: MFloyd on July 31, 2017, 00:21:53
Paco, thanks!

Christian, the facade design is superb!  Thanks for sharing!

You are welcome and Golunvolo and Thomas G  ;)
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Post by: Jakov Minić on July 31, 2017, 09:36:56
The Lucerner Verkehrsmuseum (CH) is very special and funny :)
Thank you, MFloyd!
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Post by: Anirban Halder on July 31, 2017, 13:54:22
Nice use of dof to soft rendition fits the subject nicely Akira

   From today: Car, car and car.
Nice capture Paco. :)
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Post by: Akira on August 28, 2017, 15:03:45
GH5 with 25/1.7.
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Post by: Noct on August 28, 2017, 18:27:20
.
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Post by: Nicole on August 28, 2017, 19:20:57
@ Eddie: I like the lines and colors matching
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Post by: Anthony on August 28, 2017, 19:40:41
Eddie, I really like the colours, the lines of machinery and the lady marching out of the frame.  Excellent capture.
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Post by: MFloyd on August 28, 2017, 20:17:32
Outstanding picture Eddie !
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Post by: John Geerts on August 28, 2017, 20:31:39
Great colours and framing.
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Post by: Viv on August 28, 2017, 21:34:19
Not exactly Ryanair!
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Post by: Viv on August 28, 2017, 21:41:58
Somewhere in Italy ...
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Post by: Fons Baerken on August 28, 2017, 21:43:54
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4330/36162098575_8c7dff59f4_o.jpg)
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Post by: Viv on August 28, 2017, 21:44:41
No bikes allowed
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Post by: Viv on August 28, 2017, 22:02:28
In the Italian Alps
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Post by: Noct on August 28, 2017, 22:46:10
Nicole, Anthony, MFloyd, John: thanks for the kind comments...
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Post by: Anthony on August 29, 2017, 00:32:34
In the Italian Alps

Some good skiing there.  In a different season.
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Post by: Alaun on September 04, 2017, 18:13:41
Double exposures in a subway station (taken a while ago with the Df)

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Post by: Alaun on September 04, 2017, 18:42:13
Found a further one, this was taken close to Frank's district

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Post by: Thomas G on October 14, 2017, 21:03:56
No, not as long as you leave your money here:
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Post by: Matthew Currie on October 18, 2017, 04:25:16
That sure is helpful! (on a gas pump)

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Post by: Anthony on October 18, 2017, 12:12:39
Mathew, wonderful spot.
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Post by: Thomas G on October 20, 2017, 20:36:46
mining has it's own rules
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Post by: Jakov Minić on October 20, 2017, 23:45:23
Are they mining bitcoin?
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Thomas G on October 21, 2017, 10:52:29
This is from the Messel pit (Wikipedia link) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messel_pit).
In ancient time it was a vulcanic lake.
Since 1859 it was used to mine bitumious shale which contained a high number of fossiles.
Fuel and other oil derivates were refined from it and economic use ruled until the 1970s.
There were stability issues considering the steep rim and and it was supposed to become a landfill, but protests rised.
German public network documentary here. (https://www.swr.de/swr2/wissen/grube-messel/-/id=661224/did=14312216/nid=661224/sixo9v/index.html)
Finally the Hessian state bought it and transitioned it into a scientific place. It became a UNESCO worl heritage site in 1995.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Thomas G on October 21, 2017, 10:58:36
This summer I developed a faible for road signs fading.
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Post by: Thomas G on October 22, 2017, 22:57:40
good to know
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Post by: John Geerts on October 23, 2017, 23:14:02
Nice one Thomas, with no visible edge ;)
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Post by: golunvolo on October 26, 2017, 15:42:17
Please...
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Post by: golunvolo on October 29, 2017, 09:59:05
Sings I find are not that cheerful, quite the opposite. Specially depressing in the fence for new ways
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Post by: Nicole on October 29, 2017, 17:36:57
Seen in Andalusia.

@Golunvolo: I like the way you place the signs in the photograph.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Thomas G on October 29, 2017, 18:16:18
Seen in Andalusia.

@Golunvolo: I like the way you place the signs in the photograph.
The supermarket sign made me imediately smile :-)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: golunvolo on October 29, 2017, 18:25:03
Thanks. That supermarket sign is something...  :D
  Is that Granada?
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Thomas G on October 29, 2017, 19:27:33
up a little more, go left look right
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Nicole on October 29, 2017, 19:28:42
Sevilla

Thanks. That supermarket sign is something...  :D
  Is that Granada?
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Matthew Currie on October 29, 2017, 23:46:10
Winter is icumen in....
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: golunvolo on November 02, 2017, 20:53:33
Thomas, almost there!


   Behold the sinner...
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Thomas G on November 02, 2017, 22:07:44
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4171/33477457943_e73a3bc7df_o.jpg)
Magnificent!
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Thomas G on November 02, 2017, 22:20:35
more fading
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: golunvolo on November 05, 2017, 19:29:03
Do not park here, they are watching
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Post by: Lars Hansen on November 23, 2017, 15:11:21
From an old wooden power mast.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on November 26, 2017, 19:07:35
intelligent dogs only

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4575/24786864548_0cce314f6c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: benveniste on November 26, 2017, 20:34:26
A bad shot of one of my favorite silly signs, at Ephesus:
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Thomas G on November 26, 2017, 21:29:26
A bad shot of one of my favorite silly signs, at Ephesus:
Hilarious  8)
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Post by: golunvolo on November 26, 2017, 22:11:59
 ;D ;D ;D  Fantastic
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: golunvolo on December 03, 2017, 20:55:49
Please, stop
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Post by: Jakov Minić on December 03, 2017, 22:05:55
Genuine fake watches?!?! HAHAHAHAHA :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Lars Hansen on January 06, 2018, 17:06:15
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Post by: Brute on January 13, 2018, 03:24:57
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Post by: Seapy on January 13, 2018, 09:40:15
Nikon D1, Nikkor D 50mm f1.4

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4761/38953336044_a77ed90942_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: armando_m on January 13, 2018, 15:48:11
I love my petrol for breakfast :)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on January 13, 2018, 16:04:16
I love my petrol for breakfast :)

Pet roll :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on January 13, 2018, 17:22:28
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5755/23006602249_f9e754f399_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/B41Rj2)  L'autre sens unique... (https://flic.kr/p/B41Rj2) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr

Another "very French" no-way sign... ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on January 13, 2018, 17:25:45
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/599/21384537868_815317201e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yzFm5L)  Chantier... (https://flic.kr/p/yzFm5L) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr

Another No way, "worker" sign with the works in the background... ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: David H. Hartman on January 21, 2018, 01:54:55
Not my photograph:

I just saw this and found it hilarious...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4627/24884446037_e678fe1ee0_m.jpg)

Italian sense of humor...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegjun/24884446037/in/pool-1567431@N22/
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Matthew Currie on January 23, 2018, 06:10:28
A couple of recent ones from Panama and Costa Rica:

Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on January 23, 2018, 11:19:02
Not my photograph:

I just saw this and found it hilarious...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4627/24884446037_e678fe1ee0_m.jpg)

Italian sense of humor...

It seems to be  a trend in our EU cities  ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on January 23, 2018, 11:21:52
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4615/39841174331_a2a8fb5171_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23GCr5P) Palissade de chantier... (https://flic.kr/p/23GCr5P) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr

Some other funny design on a work fence for our middle age museum in Paris  ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Akira on January 23, 2018, 12:08:53
Jacques, the design looks indeed intriguing.  Is this archangel (?) engraved?

Correction: the angel itself seems to be a woodcarving and screwed onto the wall.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on January 23, 2018, 15:29:17
Hi Akira, the angel is a flat 2D picture (a quality one), while the workers are hand drawn, the whole thing is screwed to the fence... :)
I'll show some others in a few days, as the wooden fence itself is an allusion to the museum as most fences today (for works) are metallic !

It's like a comic strip all along the fence showing some of the artifacts we have in that museum that sits in the Roman Thermes of Lutèce (Paris in Roman times) plus some late additions circa 1200 AD. Today there is a great refurbishment of the whole museum, opening rooms under the Boulevard St Michel and playing with a small middle-age garden and a chapel, thus the need for a high fence... :o
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Anthony on January 23, 2018, 18:19:46
Warning.
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Post by: Jacques Pochoy on January 23, 2018, 19:09:17
"Piquant" (in English)... 8)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Anthony on January 23, 2018, 19:40:42
South Korea is a rich source.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Akira on January 23, 2018, 20:37:19
Hi Akira, the angel is a flat 2D picture (a quality one), while the workers are hand drawn, the whole thing is screwed to the fence... :)
I'll show some others in a few days, as the wooden fence itself is an allusion to the museum as most fences today (for works) are metallic !

It's like a comic strip all along the fence showing some of the artifacts we have in that museum that sits in the Roman Thermes of Lutèce (Paris in Roman times) plus some late additions circa 1200 AD. Today there is a great refurbishment of the whole museum, opening rooms under the Boulevard St Michel and playing with a small middle-age garden and a chapel, thus the need for a high fence... :o

Jacques, thank you for the details of the situation.  What a pleasantly deceptive fence!  Your treatment push that even further.  :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Matthew Currie on January 23, 2018, 22:41:17
Speaking of warnings, here's a useful one from Panama.  They're not kidding either.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on January 23, 2018, 23:31:38
Anthony: Must be because of bees or snakes nest... ::)

Matthew: Such a small sign for such a great threat ? :o
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Anthony on January 24, 2018, 00:04:28
Anthony: Must be because of bees or snakes nest... ::)

I like bees, not so sure about snakes.  :o
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 24, 2018, 13:22:22
I definitely believe the Panamanians - many tourists have been eaten in Australia over the years by Australian saltwater crocodiles.

With these critters anyone either entering the water, or even standing near the waters's edge, are in effect joining the crocs food chain.

Speaking of warnings, here's a useful one from Panama.  They're not kidding either.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: tommiejeep on February 12, 2018, 08:41:01
Different
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: senecaman on February 17, 2018, 19:37:12
Message is pretty clear
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 28, 2018, 17:09:40
Of course, this sign has been placed next to a swimming pool so you could guess what it means.
I would have never guessed what it means if I were to randomly see it on the side of the road :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Akira on February 28, 2018, 18:53:52
Of course, this sign has been placed next to a swimming pool so you could guess what it means.
I would have never guessed what it means if I were to randomly see it on the side of the road :D

Jakov, this is quite innovative!
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Brute on March 20, 2018, 03:34:24
Out enjoying a little sunshine today.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Brute on March 25, 2018, 21:30:00
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Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Seapy on April 16, 2018, 15:29:28
This is terrible...  Such cruelty.   >:(

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/886/40602721145_0ab51a0989_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: armando_m on April 16, 2018, 15:45:09
This is terrible...  Such cruelty.   >:(
...
I had to google the meaning of cats eyes in the context of road signs, they mean the reflectors attached to the pavement
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: golunvolo on April 19, 2018, 22:30:42
Jakov that´s a catch  ;D

   Interesting cat´s eyes cruelty!

   I have found a "Sleepy Hollow"
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: golunvolo on June 13, 2018, 01:48:27
I found this very artistic for a traffic sign
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Brute on June 23, 2018, 04:11:32
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Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 05, 2018, 13:05:43
June 13

Ireland

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/917/43163017642_3fc97a5c47_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 05, 2018, 13:06:36
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1761/43163019422_74df95fe1e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Brute on July 28, 2018, 00:51:39
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Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Anthony on August 04, 2018, 19:42:36
Beware of the frog.  Or toad.  Or both.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Akira on August 05, 2018, 14:17:40
Manhole cover of Kawasaki city.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Noct on August 06, 2018, 13:03:05
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Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 06, 2018, 13:13:37
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/836/43657652591_fbc23ea89b_o.jpg)

From my trip to Ireland last june
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: pluton on October 14, 2018, 06:47:51
Running, but 2-dimensional cat.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: elsid on November 09, 2018, 21:35:46
For beer lovers.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: basker on November 10, 2018, 21:31:29
An old one...
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: CS on November 11, 2018, 01:27:12
That brings back memories. When I as a kid there was a huge Pegasus sign over one of the Mobile stations in town. That one had Pegasus outlined in red neon in 3 or 4 positions that would light up in sequence, giving the impression that he was flying.  Thanks for sharing! 8)
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Post by: basker on November 11, 2018, 15:31:28
Carl, thank you for the comment.
BTW I like the railroad track and spikes you posted.
Sam
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: CS on January 20, 2019, 21:41:32
Walking through yesterday's local farmer's market.


Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 20, 2019, 21:52:10
A snowed-down New Year's Wishes
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Ashlandish on January 29, 2019, 05:04:18
One Way: Jesus was Brown
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Zang on January 31, 2019, 16:27:08
A while ago in Warsaw...
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: pluton on January 31, 2019, 18:34:14
One Way: Jesus was Brown
I like this shot.  The B&W tones come across well on the computer screen.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: CS on January 31, 2019, 20:04:07
A while ago in Warsaw...

Triggers the memory of the old insurance company commercial, "W-a-u-s-a-u, Waursaur!"  ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Zang on February 01, 2019, 01:09:12
I like this shot.  The B&W tones come across well on the computer screen.

Thanks Keith. This was shot more than 10 years ago :) I wonder how the place looks today. I remember I noticed the man in the last moment before he walked away from the missing letter A so I did not have enough time to zoom. That was why the picture is heavily cropped. He made a second round around the stadium, but eventually stopped before the billboard and sat down on the grass :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Zang on February 01, 2019, 01:12:28
Triggers the memory of the old insurance company commercial, "W-a-u-s-a-u, Waursaur!"  ;D

@Carl: LOL, I have never heard about this one, just googled it now :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Ashlandish on February 01, 2019, 02:09:15
I like this shot.  The B&W tones come across well on the computer screen.

Appreciate you commenting. This was my last photo from a walk along the Eastside Esplanade, by the Willamette River, this weekend. The graffiti and the One-Way sign caught my attention, but I had a hard time framing an image. Glad you like it. Thanks...
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Zang on February 01, 2019, 02:26:25
Appreciate you commenting. This was my last photo from a walk along the Eastside Esplanade, by the Willamette River, this weekend. The graffiti and the One-Way sign caught my attention, but I had a hard time framing an image. Glad you like it. Thanks...

Sorry, I've mistaken this as a comment on my post LOL I second the comment, though :) There is a lot of nice shots in this topic!
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Post by: rosko on February 01, 2019, 20:09:45
North Spain.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 03, 2019, 08:58:23
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7894/46961535141_9479fef1de_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: elsid on February 07, 2019, 21:22:26
At a railroad crossing.
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Post by: Seapy on February 07, 2019, 21:25:24
Obviously an Australian railroad.   ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: elsid on February 07, 2019, 21:48:38
Never been to Australia. Near a small town in the North part of Greece.
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Post by: golunvolo on February 07, 2019, 21:55:04
Maybe New Zealand  ;D
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Post by: golunvolo on May 05, 2019, 23:27:22
Detail
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Post by: John Geerts on May 06, 2019, 12:17:32
Not sure what is being checked here  ;) 
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Akira on May 19, 2019, 06:20:11
Chaotic signs, billboards and what not.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Lars Hansen on May 19, 2019, 12:50:41
Chaotic signs, billboards and what not.
Nice one. Chaotic for sure and doesn't make it less "what not" when one cannot read Japanese  ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Lars Hansen on May 19, 2019, 12:54:03
Seamarks and lighthouses.
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: mxbianco on May 19, 2019, 14:08:06
That brings back memories. When I as a kid there was a huge Pegasus sign over one of the Mobile stations in town. That one had Pegasus outlined in red neon in 3 or 4 positions that would light up in sequence, giving the impression that he was flying.  Thanks for sharing! 8)
There is a Marx Brothers movie (Love Happy, 1949), where Harpo escapes some villains chasing him atop the 4-position neon sign... One of the villains was Raymond Burr (later Chief Ironside in the famous TV series).

Not their best movie, but if for historical reasons you want to see Marylin Monroe's first movie scene, this is the one to watch...

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Akira on May 19, 2019, 14:45:24
Nice one. Chaotic for sure and doesn't make it less "what not" when one cannot read Japanese  ;D

Thank you, Lars!  Yeah, I guess so, because it is already chaotic even for this native Japanese.  :D

Seamarks and lighthouses.

Nice color composition!
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: CS on May 19, 2019, 16:14:55
There is a Marx Brothers movie (Love Happy, 1949), where Harpo escapes some villains chasing him atop the 4-position neon sign... One of the villains was Raymond Burr (later Chief Ironside in the famous TV series).

Not their best movie, but if for historical reasons you want to see Marylin Monroe's first movie scene, this is the one to watch...

Ciao from Massimo


Thanks, Massimo, good info! I am a huge Marx Brother's fan, although I haven't seen one of their movies in years. That scene with Harpo seems to trigger my memory, but it was so long ago, and my memory isn't what it was.  I will try to find Love Happy and enjoy it again.

As for Raymond Burr, he had an even more famous role as Perry Mason, but, I did not know about that being Marylin Monroe's first movie. Or, if I ever did know, it's long forgotten. 
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: mxbianco on May 19, 2019, 17:31:16

Thanks, Massimo, good info! [...] but, I did not know about that being Marylin Monroe's first movie. Or, if I ever did know, it's long forgotten.

Easy to forget, don't expect a stellar performance, she enters the set, speaks barely one sentence and exits...

Ciao from Massimo

Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: mxbianco on May 22, 2019, 10:32:59
2017 presidential elections, France.

Candidate #11: add-ons by antagonists/haters



Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Akira on May 22, 2019, 11:42:27
Urban danger...
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Post by: tommiejeep on May 22, 2019, 13:38:10
Akira, well spotted, Ouch
This is one which I may have posted.  EM1 and 60 f2.8 Macro handheld.  I have no idea why I was on my way to a Sports shop with a 60mm macro, must have been a new lens... ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Akira on May 22, 2019, 14:18:11
Akira, well spotted, Ouch
This is one which I may have posted.  EM1 and 60 f2.8 Macro handheld.  I have no idea why I was on my way to a Sports shop with a 60mm macro, must have been a new lens... ;D

Thank you, Tom.

Your image is a great representation of the diversity of India!  The right half of the image tells that your macro lens was well worth carrying with you!  :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: mxbianco on May 22, 2019, 14:25:49
Akira, well spotted, Ouch
This is one which I may have posted.  EM1 and 60 f2.8 Macro handheld.  I have no idea why I was on my way to a Sports shop with a 60mm macro, must have been a new lens... ;D

Akira,
that tree is really pushing the wall!

Tom,
maybe an atheist passerby dumped the garbage... ;)

Trees have real strength, here's a Cannibal Tree gulping a road sign:

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Akira on May 22, 2019, 14:30:34
Massimo, we should be grateful that the trees don't move fast!
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: mxbianco on May 22, 2019, 16:36:16
Massimo, we should be grateful that the trees don't move fast!

When they fall to the ground, they move fast! :o

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Ashlandish on June 20, 2019, 19:55:54
Husband Daycare....
Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Brute on August 23, 2019, 17:54:30
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Title: Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 23, 2019, 19:25:53
I might have broken a few regulations by stopping to snap this stern warning sign ....