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Make Sure to Read the Sign

No Parking

No Parking

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Retirement Work

Another Sign

Another Sign

I never thought of this but maybe it could be a part time job in retirement. :-)

Nah! I have more important things to do.

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He’s Smiling

I think he has a good message to start the week!

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Walking the Streets

Walking the Streets

I only know how to approach a place by walking. For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heart of the known awaits just around the corner. – Alex Webb

I did not wait long for this man to walk into the scene, it just took on its own life. I was drawn to the sign and boarded up windows. He just happened to walk into the frame as I raised my camera. If I’d not been ready, this scene would not exist. One  of the traits a street photographer needs.

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Simple Subjects

Handicap Sign

“I am not very interested in extraordinary angles. They can be effective on certain occasions, but I do not feel the necessity for them in my own work. Indeed, I feel the simplest approach can often be most effective. A subject placed squarely in the centre of the frame, if attention is not distracted from it by fussy surroundings, has a simple dignity which makes it all the more impressive.” – Bill Brandt

Photography has helped me to visually see the world around me and with the camera in my hand I want to show you the simple things I see. And, sorry it’s not squarely in the center.

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Number 7

Number 7

I ate at restaurant where after ordering you find a table then put up the number of your order. I had to take a photo of this one because of the fine print on the card. Hope everyone has a good weekend!

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One Way Sign

One Way

One Way

The automobile is this country’s primary mode of transportation. A study made in February of 2008 shows the national average is 2.28 cars per household. To someone from a foreign country, especially one with limited numbers of automobiles, our traffic flow and amount of congestion, could really confuse them. How do we keep these automobiles all in line? We build massive highways and roads to get us from point A to point B. We post signs to control speed, direction, in hopes of controlling congestion. In this image we at least know this car is going the right way but I’m not so sure about the speed.

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