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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.

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.

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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.
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Road Sign, Taos, New Mexico, USA

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Home town numerously posted signs in the water:

Edited to block out county info.

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Local ski patrol often has good signs. No joke about the hazards!
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This is a tough one for me because I actually quite enjoy taking pictures of signs! Too many to choose from.

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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.

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Here is the only shot I have where a sign is at least a co-subject. Posted before and possibly a previous challenge.

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The Sign Reader

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

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