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27 Signs Images

They surround us on a daily basis yet so often go unnoticed – signs.

Here’s a collection of 27 images that feature signs to hopefully get you noticing what can be an interesting subject.

Five Points Car Wash

Missing Alex Magenta Sunset

Brought to You by the Letter "T"

Closed

Astoria HDR

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Underground (night version)

stage door

Vacancy at the Bel Air Motel

Sun and Signs

Fast Food

Broccoli, Fries, and Skies

Road sign on colza

Taxi

This Way to the Holy Ghost Revival

NEON

??????????

Neon light on a freezing night

_ _ X _ _ O

Slippery slope

Starbucks!

Sign Says

Heartbreak Hotel Restaurant

Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada

Why not ??

Finding Dinner in the Alleys of Kyoto

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  • suseu

    April 10, 2012 09:10 pm

    http://suseu.art.pl/blog/?id=412

  • F.Zaman

    April 10, 2012 04:03 am

    http://www.panoramio.com/photo/52851124

  • F.Zaman

    April 10, 2012 03:53 am

    Beautiful idea to follow,there are so many things around us to capture

  • Bryan

    April 6, 2012 11:41 pm

    cool shots and some really nice HDR too

  • OnL4ch

    April 6, 2012 04:11 am

    I like signs sometimes....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvsr6/4946175288/

  • ash

    April 6, 2012 04:02 am

    Cool article - nice to see I'm not alone in my obsession with photographing roadside signs.
    Camel crossing anyone?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashraichura/4798357644/

  • Norm Levin

    April 6, 2012 03:33 am

    Shooting signs in situ has been one of my oddball proclivities for decades. (No, I won't say how many!) Back in the day, I self-assigned myself to photograph as many of the Los Angeles City limits signs as I could find. A selection of that portfolio was published in New West magazine (long since defunct).

    Still, I cannot pass up a sign when viewed against an incongruent background, like many of those shown above, without stopping to frame, focus and pixelize it.

    Here's some of my more recent examples posted on JPEGMag.com:
    http://jpgmag.com/photos/2974498
    http://jpgmag.com/photos/2863005
    http://jpgmag.com/photos/3240381
    http://jpgmag.com/photos/3129142

  • ArturoMar

    April 6, 2012 01:46 am

    The Railroad crossing is my favorite.

  • Bob Pollock

    April 6, 2012 01:15 am

    Once again, too many over-processed images. HDR gone mad!

  • Bill N.

    April 2, 2012 02:41 am

    Love the photos especially the neon. I also enjoy those with a message (no pun intended)

    http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=15458712

  • Scottc

    March 31, 2012 08:43 am

    These photos represent the best "sign" photos I've ever seen, many are incredibly very creative and so well taken.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5176009672/

  • john j

    March 31, 2012 06:48 am

    Those are some good sign pictures. I especially like the ones where the sign is ironic when seen next to something else in the background.

    There was an old abandoned meat processing center with an interesting "Meat" sign that I found one day. Behind it and to the left is another sign with a T-Rex that I tried to get in the shot, although it's not prominent enough.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gtyellojacket/5959535734/

  • Jason St. Petersburg Photographer

    March 31, 2012 05:18 am

    There are some really creative shots in this post. I like the "hell" shot which I guess is only a partial of a Shell gas station sign. I wrote recently about photographing signs and other common objects as a way of preserving these things for historical purposes as I am sure 50 years from now and 150 years from now signs will all look much different:

    http://jasoncollinphotography.com/blog/2011/8/29/photographing-common-objects-in-public-for-historical-purpos.html

    This was a very unique idea for a collection of images.

  • Mridula

    March 31, 2012 04:10 am

    Have to keep in mind to click the sings more prominently. They look so much fun. Here is one from Regent street, London.

    http://blogs.gonomad.com/traveltalesfromindia/2009/06/regent-street-london-underground.html

  • Alexx

    March 31, 2012 03:22 am

    I love taking pictures of signs, and also lights, but I do have something to say about two of the photography.

    #1 the Starbucks one is pretty plain, seeing as the other photos were all signs in an artistic matter.

    And #2 That las Vegas sign, I hooe that's not the one you see coming into las Vegas. If it is las Vegas has become some post apocalyptic dystopian city since I've last been there 12 years ago.

    Check out my signs and lights on my website (pardon our dust 30/3/12)

    http://disney-photography-blog.blogspot.com/

  • THE aSTIG @ CustomPinoyRides.com

    March 31, 2012 02:29 am

    Nice! I have a funny contribution to this. I'm an Automotive Photographer, and I was able to take a nice photo of a cool looking car parked in a "No Parking" zone. Turned out to be pretty nice!

    http://custompinoyrides.com/2011/02/hard-parking-toyota-lowlux/

  • steve slater

    March 31, 2012 02:27 am

    Sometimes signs can be of national significance:

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Spanish-Scenes/G0000DqyC7fTtRDc/I0000v8L2NXgVMiU

  • Doug Sundseth

    March 31, 2012 02:11 am

    One of my wife's:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54219495@N06/5243936870/

    And one of mine:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sundseth/6117232463/

  • Brent

    March 31, 2012 01:47 am

    Signs are wonderful things to photograph and the more you look the more you may be inclined to find unusual connections in the situation. Funnily enough I captured one last night http://threesixfive.co.za/2012/03/29/stop-time/ and this the night before http://threesixfive.co.za/2012/03/28/something-sexy/

  • Jeff E Jensen

    March 31, 2012 01:42 am

    I love old signs! They usually have a good amount of character and, as a bonus, they are usually hanging on some fantastic old buildings. There are some pretty fantastic images in this series. I think that the Railroad crossing and the bowling signs are my favorites.

    Last year, I took the opportunity to visit the Neon sign museum bone-yard in Las Vegas while there on vacation. It was well worth it and I highly recommend it if you are in the area:

    http://blog.jeffejensenphotography.com/2011/10/bits-and-pieces-of-past.html

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