2012 Photography Challenge- Signs!

by Susan Myers on August 25, 2012

This week our challenge theme is signs!  So of course the song “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band comes to my mind immediately.

And the sign said “Long-haired freaky people need not apply”
So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said “You look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you’ll do”
So I took off my hat, I said “Imagine that. Huh! Me workin’ for you!”

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?

I just totally dated myself, didn’t I?

Anyway, as you can probably already tell, I’m a huge fan of anything vintage, so when my husband and I ran across this old ice cream stand in Alabama a few months ago, I had to stop and take some photos.  I really love the old neon.  Signs like this have so much personality.

Oh, and the ice cream wasn’t bad either!

So how did you do?

Email your sign submissions to me!  Check out the Submission Guidelines.  I will post your photos here along with any information that you would like to include.  If you have a website, feel free to add a link to your site!  I will be taking sign submissions all week!  Feel free to send your original photo also!

Our theme for next week is “Seasons”.  See the information at the bottom of the post for details!

This Week’s Submissions: 

This is a set of signs on a pole at the intersection near our hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where we spent a wonderful weekend in June.  Our hotel is in the background.  I just love the look of the signs with the building in the background and the clear blue sky ….  

The second sign is of a local much-loved and ballyhooed ice cream parlor in our little town.  The contrast between the orange sign and blue sky is lovely to me.  Incidentally, I took this photograph with my ancient Palm Pre cell phone, and hasn’t even been cropped. ~Peggy - Powell, Ohio, USA, www.connecttheblocks.com 

Those crazy cows are at it again! This picture was made from our car while we were stuck in traffic on I-75 in Atlanta, Georgia! ~Jean — Alabama 

1. Pocket Park sign on Main Street Weatherford, Oklahoma, 2. Main Street Weatherford, Oklahoma where you can still get personal greetings on business signs.  This photo also shows other signs in the background.

3. Sunbeam bread sign on a building in Corn, Oklahoma. 4. Signs on an old store building in Erick, Oklahoma. ~Brenda Williams- Weatherford, OK-  Cats, Kids and Crafts

This picture was taken in Holly Hill, FL, made my Husband turn around so I could get a picture, I am betting this was a female owned business. ~Jane

Next week’s theme is Season

Our challenge next week is to present a photo that distinctly illustrates a season.  You pick the season and then go from there.  Your interpretation is your own.  What represents your favorite season.  Is it shells from the beach for summer?  Maybe snow in the trees for winter, or how about flowers in a field for spring.  You don’t have to do every season, just pick your favorite and send some photos my way!  Want a couple examples?

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1 Debra September 14, 2012 at 3:49 am

Erick, Ok. and the cows were my favorites.

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2 Brenda Williams August 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm

WOW…love the ice cream sign. Those crazy cows really made me laugh. This was a GREAT challenge! Thank YOU.

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