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Weekly Photo Challenge

Does Anyone Read All These Signs?

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Store Front Signs.

On reading the prompt I thought of this dollar store in a local town. So many signs, one is standing, propped up against a store window. Presumably waiting to be hung up somewhere.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Store Front Signs

 

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Monochrome Monday

Too Much Snow for a Early Crop

Monochrome Monday travels back a week or so. I had gone for a walk around the neighborhood looking for items listed on the recent Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Treasure Hunt.

In the end I went with a photo of a yellow bicycle in the snow for that challenge rather than this amusing sign which was another item on the list. But I thought that the sign would make an interesting monochrome conversion.

Monochrome Monday: 2nd March 2020

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Cee's B & W Photo Challenge

Signs in the Snow

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: All Sorts of Signs.

I find both these signs amusing in the winter. I gave them both a spot colour treatment for a splash of colour in the snow.

This warning sign of a 90 degree bend on a local back road is slightly deceiving. If you turn right you head towards the nearest town. Turning left takes you onto a narrow, dead end gravel road that may or may not be passable without a 4×4 due to snow drifts. Some years it also gets washed out during the spring thaw.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: All Sorts of Signs

 

These No Parking signs on a utility pole must be so people don’t park on the chest high snow bank.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: All Sorts of Signs

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red.

One photo came to mind instantly, a freshly painted red post box in Faddiley, Cheshire, England. The chalked “Wet Paint” warning and the excess paint on the utility pole and hedge have always amused me.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

 

The next photo that came to mind was this red Maple leaf on a Lichen covered boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula last autumn.

Six Word Saturday: Red Maple Leaf on a Boulder

 

Then I thought about the giant red butterfly garden ornament I pass on some of my walks around the neighborhood.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

 

Finally I thought about various red species, birds, berries and fruit and remembered this extreme closeup of a Raspberry.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bottles

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bottles.

I vaguely remembered seeing a Coca-Cola bottle on a garden shed on one of my walks testing various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera in the summer. So I decided to go for a walk to check the shed out.

Imagine my surprise when I found a variety of bottles on the shed.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bottles

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Cee's B & W Photo Challenge

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Signs.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Signs.

It’s 12 months since I photographed these EMPTY signs and I still find it amusing that some of my neighbours are letting our Black Bears know that there’s no garbage in the cans.

These are Bear resistant garbage cans bolted to a cement pad to stop the Bears rolling them over. And yes, I know that the signs aren’t really for the Bears. They wouldn’t be able to read the signs in the dark at night.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Signs.

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

Spot the Great Blue Heron

The new Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Signs.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some photos of a Great Blue Heron fishing behind a no fishing sign.

In some shots I focused on the bird, others I focused on the sign. For this challenge I picked a shot where the sign was in focus and the Heron appears to be laughing at the sign.

No Fishing Sign.