Of The Times
Our Picture This! assignment this month is "Signs of the Times,"
and we requested images that incorporate slick and handmade signs, and
just plain text, that spoke to the way things are going these days. Readers
responded with a great selection of images, some of which tickled our
funny bone, and others that just plain made us stop and think about what
a rough old world it is out there. The camera is the perfect note taker,
and these are some of the memos we got from our modern world.
Broadway Beauty: Lloyd K. Hampson made this photograph while on a bus
on Broadway in New York City. Wrote Lloyd, "This Broadway Beauty
popped up out of nowhere and I had to scramble to snap the picture before
the traffic light changed." This great catch was made with a Canon
EOS D60 set at ISO 400.
© 2003, Lloyd K. Hampson, All Rights Reserved
Notice To Neighbors: Long-time "Shutterbug" reader Jim Weaver
made a U-turn while driving to grab this sign that tells many tales.
He photographed with a Canon 10D at 1/250 sec at f/9.5.
© 2003, Jim Weaver, All Rights Reserved
Don't Take This Bus: Ever feel you were on the wrong bus? Here
it is, captured by Neale M. Albert with his Contax G2 and 50mm lens
on Kodak Tri-X film.
© 2003, Neale M. Albert, All Rights Reserved
Exclamation Ahead: W. Johnson tells us that this sign means "unknown
hazard ahead" in Japan, but we think it's a great sign in
general. He made the photo with a Canon EOS Elan 7 and Canon 28-90mm
zoom lens on Konica Centuria ISO 100 film.
© 2003, W. Johnson, All Rights Reserved
A Dog And His Sign: There's nothing like the real thing to reinforce
the words. Kerry Crowel made this shot with a Nikon FM2 and 35mm Nikkor
lens on Ilford HP5 Plus film at an aperture of f/2.8.
© 2003, Kerry Crowel, All Rights Reserved
Take This Picture: We've all seen the Photo Site suggestion signs
at theme parks, but this one takes the cake. John Taylor followed the
advice and took this with a Minolta X-700 camera with a 50mm Rokkor lens
on Kodachrome 64. By the way, this shot's on the shores of the Great
Salt Lake in Utah, if you want to rush right over and get it, too.
John Taylor, All Rights Reserved
Nice Vibes: Here's a prime building ready for condo gentrification,
photographed in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, by Raymond Robarge.
Raymond made the photograph with his Canon D10 camera.
© 2003, Raymond Robarge, All Rights Reserved
We Get The Message: Dr. Jerome Siegel photographed this conglomeration
of cautions with his Nikon F5 and 80-200mm lens on Ektachrome 200 pushed
to EI 400.
© 2003, Dr. Jerome Siegel, All Rights Reserved
reenactments take place, people dress, talk, and act just
as if they were living in the times they recreate. This
fiddler played on in his tent right before a battle reenactment
between US and Seminole forces in the Florida Everglades.
This shot, made during last year's "Shutterbug"
Sanibel Island workshop, was made with a Nikon D100.
© 2003, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved
Picture This! -
Our Next Assignment
Throughout the country, and the world, historical societies keep the
past alive with reenactments of scenes, events, and of course battles
that give us a glimpse into the past. Folks dress up in period costumes,
practice crafts, and in many cases adopt the speech and mannerisms of
years gone by. For photographers, such events can be a treasure chest
of photo ops, and it's a great time for the whole family. So if
you've attended one of these events, or even participated in one
yourself, share your good times with us all. If you want to give us a
brief description of the event, and when it might usually take place,
all the better. That will allow other readers to join in the fun.
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Deadline for submission: June 15, 2004
Images will appear in our September 2004 issue.
Our next topic: Artful Architecture
Deadline: July 15, 2004
Publication Date: October, 2004