MIni-Challenge #194 Street Signs-RESULTS

travelwaystravelways Candid GrinnerOttawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
edited October 17, 2014 in The Dgrin Challenges
Hello fellow Dgrinners,

The next mini is "Street Signs".

Show us some interesting, expressive, nice signs you found in the street but they can also be inside.

They can be just ordinary signs as long as they are in a kind of interesting context, light, composition;
showing interesting textures or defining a specific place, environment...

This challenge will run for a little more than 2 weeks, from now until October 15.
* I'll be traveling at that time, so in case I'll be late, please keep posting :bow

Here is where I got the idea for the theme and you can find some inspiration photos: Street Signs Photo Contest

Here are some examples of my own:

1. <a href="http://www.travelways.com/Street-Signs/i-WLqMDDV/A&quot; title=""><img src="http://www.travelways.com/DailyPhotos/Photo-of-the-day/i-WLqMDDV/24/M/IMG_5772-M.jpg&quot; title="" alt=""></a>

2. <a href="http://www.travelways.com/Street-Signs/i-QVCWqt2/A&quot; title="Street sign - Quebec"><img src="http://www.travelways.com/photos/i-QVCWqt2/0/M/i-QVCWqt2-M.jpg&quot; title="Street sign - Quebec" alt="Street sign - Quebec"></a>

3. <a href="http://www.travelways.com/Pictures-of-Portugal/Paderne/i-56JGF3C/A&quot; title="Paderne, Portugal"><img src="http://www.travelways.com/Pictures-of-Portugal/Paderne/i-56JGF3C/4/M/paderne-portugal-street-corner-M.jpg&quot; title="Paderne, Portugal" alt="Paderne, Portugal"></a>

4. <a href="http://www.travelways.com/Street-Signs/i-CSKDnVC/A&quot; title="Ottawa Canada streets Ottawa - January"><img src="http://www.travelways.com/PicturesofCanada/Ottawa-Photos-2010/i-CSKDnVC/10/M/barber-sho-street-sign-ottawa-M.jpg&quot; title="Ottawa Canada streets Ottawa - January" alt="Ottawa Canada streets Ottawa - January"></a>

5. <a href="http://www.travelways.com/Street-Signs/i-Cs28h7M/A&quot; title="Red Shoe Pub, Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia"><img src="http://www.travelways.com/DailyPhotos/Photo-of-the-day-2013/i-Cs28h7M/4/M/red-shoe-pub-mabou-cape-breton-nova-scotia-M.jpg&quot; title="Red Shoe Pub, Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia" alt="Red Shoe Pub, Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia"></a>

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Happy sign hunting :D
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 27, 2014
    I'll get things started. :D

    1) Clear Channel Sign

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    2) Old Street Sign on park tree

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    3) Road work signs

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    DOn
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 27, 2014
    Thank you Don,

    Very nice start - I love the last one!
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  • ShootingStarShootingStar Major grins le HavrePosts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2014
    Hi Tatiana. Congrats on the win.
    Well, I went through all my pictures and I have nothing. When I travel I go into nature, cities are not my thing. But as it is a long challenge, maybe I will be able to get something later.
    Nature can be so different around the world but it is always amazing!

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  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2014
    Not sure if these are the type of shots you are looking for but they are the best I could find :)


    1.

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    2.

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    3.

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2014
    Hi Jeromy,

    I think they are very nice and I especially like the first one.
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  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2014
    Thought I'd chuck a couple in to add to the pot ... not sure they qualify or not ...

    1) "No Fun"!

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    2) What the heck?

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    3) May Explode!

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    Alan.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2014
    grandmaR wrote: »
    I thought when I saw this mini that I would be driving from Maryland to NH from Oct 8 to Oct 16 and that I could get some good and appropriate photos.

    In the meantime, I was thinking of signs that I thought would be interesting. I have taken a bunch of restroom signs including this one that was taken in Key West at a restaurant called Crabby Dicks. (Run by two men whose first name was Richard).

    Nice and funny - if you can get some fresh ones later it would be even better :)

    Thanks for posting - BTW: I also like the one you posted in the Alphabet challenge "Elections" :)
    I remember I had a funny image on elections from Portugal, but haven't had the time to find it...
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2014
    Alans Grin wrote: »
    Thought I'd chuck a couple in to add to the pot ... not sure they qualify or not ...

    Alan.

    Great funny photos - in the first one I'm wondering if they had any "NO" signs left in the storage... rolleyes1.gif
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2014
    Hi Tatiana. Congrats on the win.
    Well, I went through all my pictures and I have nothing. When I travel I go into nature, cities are not my thing. But as it is a long challenge, maybe I will be able to get something later.

    Thank you :) Any time is agood time thumb.gif

    Oh I posted a pink to a contest with the same name I got inspired from and I deleted it by mistake - I'll repost the link on the main post
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2014
    travelways wrote: »
    Nice and funny - if you can get some fresh ones later it would be even better :)

    Thanks for posting - BTW: I also like the one you posted in the Alphabet challenge "Elections" :)
    I remember I had a funny image on elections from Portugal, but haven't had the time to find it...

    I thought of that Elections one for this also, but it was just a photo I took while driving by in the car - I'm not completely happy with it. The barrels are road signs of a sort, but I would like the signs not so spread out. I like one that I took last year better (which I used in another digi-challenge aand I can't find the original of it)

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  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2014
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    Really nice shot Jeromy

    Alan
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2014
    Alans Grin wrote: »
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    Really nice shot Jeromy

    Alan

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  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2014
    Thank you Alan and Tatiana!!
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 2, 2014
    The one with the truck speeding by is really cute (and I like it), but if the stop sign is for him (and I don't think it is) , he can't see it because it is pointed toward the gravel road.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • lifeinfocuslifeinfocus Phils Imaging Posts: 1,461Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 2, 2014
    Some fun shots.

    1. Birds Only Fishing

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    2. Obviously!

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    3. Using Nature to Advertise Nature

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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 2, 2014
    Main Street
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    Old Town - San Diego
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    Boutique
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 3, 2014
    Ah - Ketchikan. Did you know that the tops of the buses have a flaming flounder on them?
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 3, 2014
    grandmaR wrote: »
    Ah - Ketchikan. Did you know that the tops of the buses have a flaming flounder on them?

    Didn't notice that grandmaR... we were the typical cruise ship tourists - hurry around, look fast, and make sure you get back to the boat on-time.
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 3, 2014
    Earache wrote: »
    Didn't notice that grandmaR... we were the typical cruise ship tourists - hurry around, look fast, and make sure you get back to the boat on-time.

    Sometimes I am in the same situation without cruising though...rolleyes1.gif
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 3, 2014
    That's what we were too, but we ate a late lunch on the ship, and we could see the tops of the buses
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 6, 2014
    These are not entries for judging as I've already posted 3... but whilst in Lisbon this weekend I kept an eye out for signs, and thought I'd post these just for interest ...

    Missing Cat

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    Adults at Play

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    Wine

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    Tea

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    No Ladies!

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    Alan.
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,692Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 8, 2014
    1. Sign of the Times (email, text, phone)
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    2. The Bag Lady
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    3. Arts and Crafts (Mainz, Germany)
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  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Posts: 151Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 14, 2014
    Here are my three entries...

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    Smokey gives a warning

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    Found the day after it was -11 degrees Fahrenheit

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    Reserved parking for the handicapped... found 30 feet down over an embankment
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  • wtlwdwgnwtlwdwgn Major grins Posts: 322Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 14, 2014
    There was more than one spot! :wow
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    Mammoth traffic jam. mwink.gif
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    Well duh. eek7.gif
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    Steve
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 14, 2014
    I've been very busy and decided to delete what I had and start over

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    Sign on the Lewes- Cape May Ferry

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    Flaming Flounder Bus in Ketchikan

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    Low tech ad for high tech - this guy was standing on the corner facing on-coming traffic and waving
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 14, 2014
    Wow, some very nice ones here in the last posts! clap.gif

    Tomorrow at noon Eastern Time this mini will be over - I really enjoyed seeing all your entries.
    Thank you so much all of you for the participation :D
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 15, 2014
    This challenge is now closed.

    Here below are my favorites in order of participation:

    Don: Road work signs

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    Great eye to see this Don. I like the composition and crop, the nice color contrasts and the reflections in the water

    Jeromy

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    I really like the motion if the truck passing right in from of the stop sign. Great framing and color contrasts too.

    Alan: "No Fun"!

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    I like the pattern created by the so many signs and the humor on seeing them all with negative messages :)

    Phil: Obviously!

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    Great eye to see this image the bold colors and contrasts emphasize the humor on the redundant sign :)
    I like the composition and waterscape too.

    Erick: Main Street

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    I love this “travel” photo (I can say this is my type of travel photography), showing the environment and the sense of the place,
    along with all the beautiful signs!


    Alan: Adults at Play

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    I like the depth of the field in this one showing the buildings in the background - again, I think that this is a great travel photo
    showing the environment and a great humoristic sign in the same time.


    sapphire: The Bag Lady

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    I like the composition here and the lighting - great looking store and sign.

    Adam: Smokey gives a warning

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    I like the informative quality of this sign and the point of view with the building in the background.

    * I also like the humor in the last one :)

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    Reserved parking for the handicapped... found 30 feet down over an embankment

    - Hart to say which one is best :)

    Steve: Mammoth traffic jam. mwink.gif

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    Wow, what a great photo and luck to see these animals on the road!
    The title goes so well :)

    grandmaR: Flaming Flounder Bus in Ketchikan

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    Very nice aerial view of this place and signs.

    Here are the winners:

    Third place:

    Erick:

    Erick: Main Street

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    Second place:

    Don:

    Road work signs

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    First place:

    Steve:

    Mammoth traffic jam. mwink.gif
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 15, 2014
    Tatiana,

    Thanks for the great comments and the Second Place win! :D

    Steve, excellent First Place win! thumb.gifclap.gif

    Don
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 15, 2014
    You're welcome :)

    I want to mention that I contacted Steve via private message, too.
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 15, 2014
    Congratulations to everyone - a really cool bunch of photos - for the record though the caption for my photos were under them, so you got the wrong caption - it wasn't the ferry, it was the Flaming Flounder Bus in Ketchikan
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
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