Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thematic Photographic 150 - Signs that make us wonder

We come across signs every day. Most of the time, they barely register beyond subconscious thought. We automatically acknowledge them before moving on with the important business of, well, moving on.

But sometimes we see a sign that makes us think. Or shake our heads. Or crinkle our brow. And for the next week, I'd like us to explore the signs around us that didn't quite make the grade.

Why signs? Because there are so many signs (sorry) of incompetence around us that it saddens me to think that no one celebrates the crapitude that created them in the first place. I think a little photographic love will give us all a few reasons to smile in the days to come.

Your turn: Please post a picture of a less-than-stellar, funny or just plain sad sign on your blog. Or find one that's already been posted (as old or as recent as you want.) Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants and share as many pics through the week as you wish. Interpret to your heart's content, as there are no rights and wrongs in Thematic. It's all about fun, sharing and stretching our photographic boundaries. Are you in?

23 comments:

fredamans said...

Here is an interesting sign I found just last night.

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/06/thematic-photographic-signs-that-make.html

Lynne said...

Carmi- I'll look for a "sign" as I have the eye of a hawk.

I'm back Carmi.. hope you remember me. Took a few months off after Mum passed, but I'm back and still standing. Missed your blog!!

Max said...

Sorry I missed last week's theme, although I did check out all the various takes you all had on the theme. Good job! Anyway, here are mine for this week.

On My Soapbox said...

Ah, yes! Awhile back, I posted a photo illustrating a “dubble spelling fale”.

H said...

http://azreadinglady.blogspot.com/2009/06/heres-your-sign.html

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

hey ...

another wonder of the world

Aunt Snow said...

Mine's just crazy!

http://doves2day.blogspot.com/2011/06/thematic-photographic-signs-that-make.html

Great theme, Carmi!

Bob Scotney said...

Some signs are too good to miss but it depends on your sense of humour. Check out mine at

http://bit.ly/mQmVGe

Karen S. said...

Great photo Carmi and I like where you took the theme this week...can't wait to see all the posts, and all yours as well...here is mine

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/06/thematic-photographic-150-signs-that.html

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

Oh, I had FUN with this one! Good times! I have a bunch of funny sign pics collected over the years.
Check here:
http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2011/06/photo-non-contest-150-signs-that-make.html

Titanium said...

Here’s yer sign!

Well, here’s a set of various signs… I have a habit of snapping photos of odd signage wherever I find it.

Aunt Snow said...

Amazing!! After posting my sign above, I was driving in to work and found this one:

http://doves2day.blogspot.com/

Truly makes you wonder!

Cathy said...

This sign was up for weeks but shortly after posting it to my blog the sign disappeared. Not sure if someone read the blog or saw me taking the photo.

http://nccathy1.blogspot.com/2010/09/something-wrong.html

Max said...

I've got another set that a friend from a few schools back sent me. Check them out here

Mustang Sally said...

I had to opt out last week too, but I'm back for this one. You'll find my contribution here

Alexia said...

I don't always post - couldn't last week. but here's a late contribution for this theme.

Canadian Mark said...

I love signs that have improper use of quotation marks (ie. people use them to emphasize a word, like underlining). If you take the quotation-ed word as sarcastic (as I do) hilarity ensues. I see them all the time, but don't have a single picture of one... yet.

Anyway, I had to dig deep for this one... here it is.

dragyonfly said...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RDRgbDgglHk/TfF9wuOvaMI/AAAAAAAAAzQ/C1pxW9mQZbQ/s1600/IMAG0485-701479.jpg

See what chathink of this one.....love this kind of stuff...

I have it on my blog at www.memphisurbanity.blogspot.com

PJ said...

Itʻs fun taking pictures of signs when out and about. Quite often I find myself walking away with a giggle or just plain bewildered.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

A sign from me.....

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

..and I just couldn't resist re using this one (Apologies for those who've seen it before)

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

while i still don't understand what this sign ( the first one) is all about... At All...

Chelle said...

A little late to the party.