Picture This!
Signs Of The Times

Picture This!

Signs 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.
© 2003, 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

When 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

Historical Reenactments
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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Send your image and information to:
Picture This! Shutterbug Magazine, 1419 Chaffee Dr., Suite #1, Titusville, FL 32780.
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