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Lars Hansen

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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #210 on: May 19, 2019, 12:54:03 »
Seamarks and lighthouses.
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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #211 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...

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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #212 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!
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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #213 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. 
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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #214 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...

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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #215 on: May 22, 2019, 10:32:59 »
2017 presidential elections, France.

Candidate #11: add-ons by antagonists/haters

  • Some [candidates] have a honest look, but when you shake hands with them, you better check your fingers...
  • Return the [stolen] MILLION


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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #216 on: May 22, 2019, 11:42:27 »
Urban danger...
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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #217 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
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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #218 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
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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #219 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:

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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #220 on: May 22, 2019, 14:30:34 »
Massimo, we should be grateful that the trees don't move fast!
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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #221 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

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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #222 on: June 20, 2019, 19:55:54 »
Husband Daycare....
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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #223 on: August 23, 2019, 17:54:30 »
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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #224 on: August 23, 2019, 19:25:53 »
I might have broken a few regulations by stopping to snap this stern warning sign ....