Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
Weekly Challenge #348...SIGNS! Signs, Everywhere a Sign.
Posted By: LondonWombat, 04-25-2016, 06:41 PM

Like the song said, SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE A SIGN..... is the topic this week.

It may be a bit of a challenge because it may not be something we make a point of photographing as a usual topic. However, every once in a while the main subject is a SIGN in a photo. It could be a famous road sign, funny sign, old and faded sign, historically significant sign, luminous like a neon sign, or a poignant comment once viewed in relation to other subject matter in the photo. There are in fact plenty of reasons to photograph a sign (of some sort).

Sometimes, a normal sign in a photo can be brought up to an artistic level by way of image manipulation: Monochrome, colour isolation, contrast enhancement, grain effect, etc.

So, dig in your archives and or go outside and take a photo of a sign. Or treat a photo to some photo magic and make a photo of a sign sing with new colours, tones, and/or effects.

I'm sure as a community we can come up with some great signs that won't be messing up our minds!

Oh yeah, contest closes midnight Sunday MAY 1st, MIDNIGHT.

PS. Thanks to Rollsup for the previous contest.

Some examples.






Every week, a new theme is picked and judged by the winner of the previous week.

Everyone is eligible to send in their best interpretation of the given theme, as long as the photo is taken with a Pentax/Samsung camera. Themes can be subject-oriented or technique-oriented.

Rules
1. Post ONE photo (max 1024x1024).
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose one of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus an additional day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax (or Ricoh DSLR) camera can be used.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.
9. In case the winner of a challenge is unable to become the judge for the next challenge, they will PM the #2 winner for that person to be the judge.

Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/129-weekly-photo-challenges/318306-weekly...#ixzz46tGrHmYn

Last edited by photolady95; 04-25-2016 at 07:26 PM.
Views: 4,725
04-25-2016, 07:28 PM   #2
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruising the forum watching his back
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,621
Since Samsung is no longer affiliated with Ricoh/Pentax cameras, I've changed rule 7 to comply with that. It now says any Pentax or Ricoh DSLR.
04-25-2016, 07:49 PM   #3
Veteran Member
sealonsf's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Francisco
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,699
Road Sign, Taos, New Mexico, USA

[IMG][/IMG]
04-25-2016, 08:50 PM   #4
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruising the forum watching his back
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,621
Home town numerously posted signs in the water:


Edited to block out county info.


Last edited by photolady95; 04-25-2016 at 09:00 PM.
04-25-2016, 10:12 PM - 1 Like   #5
Pentaxian
mattb123's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Colorado High Country
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 10,189
Local ski patrol often has good signs. No joke about the hazards!
04-25-2016, 10:27 PM - 2 Likes   #6
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Bruce Clark's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ocean Grove, Victoria
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,385
An Island in the South Pacific.

04-26-2016, 01:06 AM - 5 Likes   #7
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
geomez's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Preskitt Arizona
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,756
This is a tough one for me because I actually quite enjoy taking pictures of signs! Too many to choose from.




04-26-2016, 01:32 AM - 3 Likes   #8
Pentaxian
Hattifnatt's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2013
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,140
Space Invaders Against Transphobia. I was shooting with a 35mm so I had to chase this raven through all the park for like half an hour before finally getting close enough.

04-26-2016, 03:41 AM - 2 Likes   #9
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
rod_grant's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Wangaratta, Victoria
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,272
04-26-2016, 03:56 AM - 3 Likes   #10
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Dayton, OH
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,583
Here is the only shot I have where a sign is at least a co-subject. Posted before and possibly a previous challenge.



Tim
04-26-2016, 04:10 AM - 3 Likes   #11
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
RollsUp's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: AK USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,765
NO SMOKING WITHIN 50 FEET


Yeah right...
04-26-2016, 05:58 AM   #12
Veteran Member
Outis's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Cambridge, MA
Posts: 935
Howdy, y'all!
04-26-2016, 06:09 AM   #13
Pentaxian
SpecialK's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: So California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 16,334
NYC.

04-26-2016, 08:56 AM   #14
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
jacamar's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Toronto
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,803
Nunavut

04-26-2016, 09:19 AM - 4 Likes   #15
Pentaxian
slowpez's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South Carolina, USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 18,468
The Sign Reader

This guy was just trying to figure out if he should obey the sign.

Last edited by slowpez; 05-28-2016 at 05:20 AM.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, challenge, judge, photo, post, sign, signs, theme, week, weekly challenge, winner
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Show me a Sign! Billboards,sign,bus ads,shop signs go here! bbluesman Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 6164 10-17-2021 07:13 AM
Weekly Challenge Winners - Weekly Challange #201 - Signs Oldschool Weekly Photo Challenges 16 04-18-2012 05:26 PM
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challange #201 - Signs Oldschool Weekly Photo Challenges 32 04-15-2012 06:19 AM
When someone signs a contract... Senseriffic Photographic Technique 39 06-24-2010 06:26 PM
Signs A Woman Puts Out Mike Cash Post Your Photos! 8 08-09-2008 07:23 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:31 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top