Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thematic Photographic 9 - Signs


You didn't say please
Toronto, ON, May 2008 [Click to embiggen]


Welcome back to Thematic Photographic. This weekly photo challenge has become a highlight for me, and I hope for you, too!

This week's theme is...signs!

They're quite literally everywhere, telling us where to go and what to do (or not to do, as the case may be.) It's easy to let them fade into the background - and I suspect most of us do just that as we try to navigate our way around without getting flattened in the process. But sometimes, you come across a sign that makes you pause and think.

As you post and share your sign-themed photos this week, I hope you'll take a bit of time to ponder the meaning of signs. I also hope you'll share a thought or two about them along the way. Most of all, I hope you have fun with it.

Your turn: Here are the Thematic Photographic guidelines:
  1. I post a new entry every Wednesday evening.
  2. Each entry has a unique theme. This week's is...signs!
  3. You post a similarly themed image over on your blog.
  4. You paste a link to your entry in a comment here.
  5. If you've already posted something that fits (on a blog, Facebook, MySpace, wherever) simply post the link to the existing entry.
  6. You may post one per day, many per day, one each day of the entire week, whatever suits your fancy. This is all about sharing, so feel free to share to your heart's content!
  7. Please share this link with friends, too. I like when lots of folks have fun with photography.
One more thing: I couldn't resist posting another monochrome photo - kind of like a link to last week's theme. As we get more themes under our collective belt, I may mix and match along the way, just because it's neat. As always, your suggestions and thoughts are most welcome, so feel free to share.

36 comments:

Mr. O said...

This is an AWESOME theme.. I'm pretty busy since I'm about to go away for a bit, but I use to collect pics of funny signs... SO all I have to do is hunt for the pictures I took

YAY!

ciara said...

oooo signs. i have one i'm going to put up right now. :)

ciara said...

here's the link:

http://ciarasramblingsandwhatnot.blogspot.com/2008/07/thematic-photographic-5-signs.html

margie said...

i have such a fun sign, found in costa rica on a visit this past winter...in the window of very nice but ordinary little t-shirt/surfer clothes store. here is the link:

http://3yrplan.typepad.com/photos/margies_photos/img_4610.html

fun contest!!

Kath said...

My sister and I share our blog. This is from her photo album.

The site is http://3yrplan.typepad.com/soeursdujour

The photo is in Margie's album

2nd row, third photo, click to enlarge

great idea thanks

Always Home and Uncool said...

Cool site. If only my camera and photo skills didn't suck.

Thanks for comment on DadCentric. Hope to see you again soon.

Canadian Mark said...

You know, I used to dread Wednesdays... It's garbage day, it's the middle of the week, and usually if grumptastic things are going to fall upon one, it typically seems to happen on a Wednesday. I just want to say, you've brought so much light into my mid-week crisis with thematic photographic. I actually almost look forward to Wednesdays now. Thank you, sir.

I'm up over here

Allison Says said...

Great theme, Carmi :)

I just wrote a post with a "sign" picture. Memories of "expensive" gas!

November 2005: Thematic Photographic 9 - Signs on Allison Says.

Catherine said...

Here's one I posted a few weeks back which rather amused me
http://poetrychook.blogspot.com/2008/07/im-not-only-one.html

Mojo said...

Oh that's another wide-open topic
We should get some interesting contributions. My first for the week is up

Bernie said...

Hey Carmi...

Ours is up, a reflection of our day yesterday! You will see what I mean!

burntofferings

Gord H. and Ollie said...

Ever been to Powersville? Met the town dogs?

I can give you directions.

Cheers, Gord H.

http://itstrikesmefunny.blogspot.com/2008/07/motorcycle-miles-postcards-from-side-of_31.html

Heidi said...

This photo is great, Carmi. The stark parking ramp does well in black and white.

HERE is my first contribution to this week's theme.

Thanks for another week!

PastorMac's Ann said...

I have a past post that fits the theme.

Signs

Writerjax said...

my first thematic photographic! thanks for starting this!

http://www.writerjax.blog-city.com/thematic_photographic__1.htm

Barb said...

Another fun theme! How do you come up with them? Anyway, here's one from my archives: Entering Delaware

Catherine said...

Here's another one from me
http://poetrychook.blogspot.com/2008/08/someones-little-confused.html

Hayley Townley, Breast Cancer Survivor Extraordinaire said...

YAY for this week's theme! I could do one a day for a month. I will try to post as many as I can between now and next Wednesday. I also managed to work an IMPROGGING(http://improgging.blogspot.com) word in too!

http://hayleytownley.blogspot.com/2008/08/signs-thematic-photographic-improgging.html

Thanks Carmi!

Barb said...

My Thematic Photographic post today comes all the way from Brazil. Take a look at a place called POTTY

smarmoofus said...

I have spewed signs all over my blog, and it's not even the half of it! I love this theme! (Do I say that every week? No... surely not. Really?)

I can't wait to go 'round to see everybody else's signs!

First installment (with more to come) are posted: here
-smarmoofus

Malinda777 said...

I love sign themes. You can tell this photo wasn't taken in the USA!

Know how I know? If it were the US, there would have been at least 3 cars parked in the NO PARKING zone with tickets on them :)

Billy said...

Signs is an awsome theme. I have a couple, I'm saving one for Wordless Wednesday but here is one for now. :)

-lioncraft

margie said...

the first photo in my album on our blog is the window of a store in perth, ontario. obviously someone who cares very deeply about shoes.

Awareness said...

Hey Carmi! I have been wrestling with blogger all week! FINALLY have uploaded a few signs from my trip to the UK in May. Hope you all enjoy.

Dana

http://mayfairplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/expressive-bits.html

Star said...

My first entry. http://wedsoff.com/2008_08_01_wedsarchive.html#2876366373049435406

carrie said...

I'm a little later this week. It's been crazy around here!

signs I love

Capturing Today said...

I'm enjoying this one! Here are mine so far:

Signs

Catherine said...

This one's not on my blog, I'm posting a direct link because it's hilarious. The result of a restaurant in Beijing relying on a computer to translate its name into English for the benefit of Olympic Games visitors

Susan said...

I've posted two, one here and one here.

Hayley Townley, Breast Cancer Survivor Extraordinaire said...

Hey Carmi,

Got another one for you!

http://hayleytownley.blogspot.com/

Jules said...

Here's a photo of a sign that I saw when I was in Israel in January this year - this was in the hotel lobby in Tel Aviv: http://dragongirl76.blogspot.com/2008/01/sign-in-hotel-lobby.html

dianne - bunny trails said...

Finally made it - better late than never, right?

http://photo-bunny.blogspot.com/2008/08/thematic-photographic-dangerous-buffalo.html

It's actually my mom's picture, but she doesn't blog. So I confiscated it. I have some more signs, so will get them up in the next day or two.

Capturing Today said...

Here's my second contribution of signs for this week's theme - some Southern goodies from our local Farmer's Market.

Farmer's Market Signs

Em Dy said...

Mine's up too. It's a lesson in language.

Thanks for hosting.

slombard said...

My clock says 11:18pm, so considered me submitted. This is a cool idea, and I'll certainly be back for what comes next.

http://www.slombard.com/?p=73

Uisce said...

I've been meaning to pop in here, and Sarcasmom's sign post reminded me of a sign I saw years and years ago in Ireland -- so-and-so's pub. I took a picture, meant to send to it to so-and-so, and wouldn't you know, I corrupted the memory card and lost it!! oh well, but that was a tough tech lesson!