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Slippery slopeAfter our image collection of ‘Signs’ earlier today we’re going to take that same theme on this weeks photography challenge. Photograph and share an image or two on that theme.

The signs can be of anything you like. Road signs, advertising signs, protest signs. They can be of old signs, new signs, neon signs… anything you like.

Once you’ve selected the ‘Signs’ image that you’d like to share – upload it to your favourite photo sharing site or blog and either share a link to it or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

Remember these challenges are not just about finding pictures in your archives to share – we’d really love to see you getting out your camera and taking a new photo – after all that’s what dPS is about, helping you take better shots rather than just celebrating past shots.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSSIGNS to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks challenge – Black and White Landscapes challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

Further Reading: Photographing Signs – Travel Photography Tip

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • blueb3ll April 23, 2012 12:52 am

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-IbX1B0QCLhQ/T5Qa14haRoI/AAAAAAAABko/-4ruHVR7nUk/s720/P1010880.JPG

  • Caroline32 April 13, 2012 04:02 am

    Railroad Crossing- with train crossing

  • Nancy Jo April 12, 2012 04:12 pm

    Second try at posting. I love to take photos of witty or picturesque signs. Inspired by this week's challenge, I have created a set on my Flickr page devoted to Signs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32351828@N07/sets/72157629433439968/with/7069747873/

    A couple of the individual photos include the Starlite Drive-In, and an actor who found a way to go Hollywood.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/32351828@N07/7069746605/sizes/z/in/set-72157629433439968/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/32351828@N07/7069909607/sizes/z/in/photostream/

  • Jess April 10, 2012 08:04 pm

    I went with a bit of a different take on this one...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/___jess___/7063950551/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/___jess___/6917872312/in/photostream

  • photosbychristopher April 10, 2012 01:04 pm

    Here is my entry for "signs"

    http://photosbychristopher.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/sign/

  • KatAsh April 10, 2012 04:12 am

    Burial prices sign (yes really)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15584557@N00/7061516777/

    Cycle sign
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15584557@N00/7061517939/

    Going up
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15584557@N00/6915433968/

  • Val K April 10, 2012 03:45 am

    Signs in Quebec City, QC, Canada
    http://blog.valkozintsev.com/2012/03/family-day-in-qc-signs-in-city.html

  • David April 9, 2012 12:35 am

    Couple of signs...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8297236@N03/6852602614/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8297236@N03/6847000260/in/photostream/

  • David E Harrison April 8, 2012 11:56 am

    How's this for signs!? Emphasis on the second s!
    http://flic.kr/p/bwxxZs

  • Fiona Robertson April 8, 2012 07:19 am

    this was taken walking through Surry Hills one evening......it will make you think a moment about the premises, and your thoughts will probably be right.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fifi_pics/6915430407/in/photostream/

  • Joey Bouchard April 7, 2012 08:03 am

    Every sense they put this sign up I've been drawn to it. Food is pretty good too.

    "The Rock"
    http://jybphoto.com/dps-signs/

  • Susan April 7, 2012 03:36 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48325441@N05/6905117096/in/photostream

  • Joe April 7, 2012 01:18 am

    http://friedfocus.com/2012/04/06/dead-end/

  • Peter Barlow April 6, 2012 08:40 pm

    These are some images including signs that were taken in areas that were badly affected by the bush fires on Black Saturday in Victoria in 2009. The first 3 images were taken today and the last image was taken last year on my sister-in-laws property where the bush fires completely destroyed their home. Luckily no one was hurt!

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5349/6904174926_57c8c606a3_b.jpg
    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5200/7050264227_dd0199a3e1_b.jpg
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/7050263277_d781d69d14_b.jpg
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6904172538_77579ffb65_b.jpg

  • Tim April 6, 2012 08:14 pm

    Contrast - Advert & A Modern Day Life of Monk

  • Kate Sins April 6, 2012 09:47 am

    Thank you, thank you for the reminder. My 3 yo is OBSESSED with signs at the moment and I've been promising to take him on a 'sign walk' where we walk around our local neighbourhood and take photos of all the signs we see. We just did it and he had a ball! I'm going to get our photos printed so he can have his own little album of signs.

  • Steve M April 6, 2012 01:47 am

    This is my all time favorite sign picture.
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7197/7048028909_927ae5ce80_z.jpg

  • Laura Kaczmarek April 6, 2012 01:23 am

    I'm working on a Signs project; this is one of my favorites: http://atgimages.zenfolio.com/p929016242#h3bcf80f8

  • muffinn April 6, 2012 01:09 am

    Sausage and Biscuits sign in Loachapoka Alabama - just love it every time I see it!

  • Julie Heidal April 6, 2012 01:01 am

    NYC, Baby! This is one of my all time favorite Signs!!
    http://flic.kr/p/bvTTLb

  • Julie Heidal April 6, 2012 12:59 am

    I took this on Aquidneck Island, RI....I find the contrast of the two signs hilarious!!
    http://flic.kr/p/bvTTN3

  • Ashley April 5, 2012 11:04 pm

    Fast cars...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashley_uk/7047690331/

  • Sid April 5, 2012 05:58 pm

    I see this big Coca-Cola billboard everyday from our office in downtown san francisco.

    http://www.sidparmar.com/post/20399144077/day-30-classic-coke

  • Abigail Liss April 5, 2012 01:12 pm

    Took this picture on my recent visit to San Francisco

    http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/548346_3598095510941_1230090029_33575361_1330839223_n.jpg

  • Brendan O'Sullivan April 5, 2012 08:00 am

    Well I am Irish, so what else was I going to Choose as a sign?????

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brendan/7046123213/in/photostream

  • Thomas G. April 4, 2012 08:37 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhod1/6898472174/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Saghir A. Khatri April 4, 2012 03:43 pm

    here is Speed Limit Sign at night glowing coz of headlights of cars
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/saghir-khatri/6967355275/

    and this is sign of SLOW written in urdu at blind turn near a mount :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/saghir-khatri/6851204676/in/photostream

  • James Taylor April 4, 2012 09:29 am

    Check out some images from the Capital of Kentucky.

    http://jamestaylorphotoblog.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/signs/

  • j3rry April 4, 2012 09:16 am

    Stop Sign I shot while I was stuck in Jasper due to 'dangerous road conditions'
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76810218@N05/6897227542/

  • Christopher Methven April 4, 2012 08:49 am

    Close up of a a large sign outside the Channel 7 Studio on State Street in Chicago:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgmethven/5399674962/in/set-72157625831310008

    Sign on the side of the Chicago Theater as viewed from a side alley:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgmethven/5312859601/in/set-72157625243101506

    Neon sign for an old drug store. With a slightly strange combo of drugs and candy:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgmethven/6403304807/in/set-72157625243101506

  • Raimond Kollman April 4, 2012 04:05 am

    No entry (in Dutch), but where's the gate.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7785759@N02/7042567245/

  • Dustin April 4, 2012 12:49 am

    Milk and Mortuaries:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/idealdrugs/6062069315/

  • Joe April 3, 2012 10:24 pm

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/joemccarthyphotography/7041720843/

    Four images from a current series that I am undertaking called 'Screens'. The back-lit screen ad billboard has become a predominant feature of the modern city at night. Written words and images were once enough to capture the attention of the passerby, but the invention of the electronic screen has changed the way in which people encounter information in the public realm. My work explores this in relation to the concept of 'the real'.

  • Thomas G. April 3, 2012 08:28 pm

    Unfortunately, I only had my iPod on me to take this shot, but I still liked the way it turned out.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhod1/6895448324/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Matteo Mainardi April 3, 2012 06:51 pm

    Taken in London

    http://flic.kr/p/9nN6LR

  • Chris April 3, 2012 05:24 pm

    From a bar in San Jose

  • Mike Griffiths April 3, 2012 09:02 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/miketog/6879217705/in/photostream/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/miketog/6894126570/in/photostream/

    Two of my faves :)

  • gabriel April 3, 2012 01:19 am

    Sign collection:
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.357460094292307.81055.100000849593553&type=3&l=866fa68c34

  • Calvin Guyer April 2, 2012 01:06 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/77861436@N08/7037407923/

  • Beygan April 2, 2012 10:58 am

    Caution sign in a mall...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbeygan/6890901788/in/photostream

  • Helen Robinson April 2, 2012 07:15 am

    Which way...?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pencil_ninja/7036408031/in/photostream

  • Jeannette April 2, 2012 06:46 am

    Taken in San Francisco

  • Shannon April 2, 2012 06:18 am

    not sure if this counts as a sign, but i thought it was pretty!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/petite-pics/7036189907/in/photostream

  • Saba Mehmood April 2, 2012 03:51 am

    I have tried several times but unable to post anything...However, trying again:

    This is the sign at the border village of Pakistan’s side of Kashmir.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabamehmood/6886267512/in/photostream

  • Saba Mehmood April 2, 2012 03:22 am

    This is the sign at the border village of Pakistan’s side of Kashmir.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabamehmood/6886267512/in/photostream

  • John St. Jelly April 2, 2012 02:04 am

    One of the many "No Parking" signs in my not-so-car-friendly neighbourhood. Playing around with perspective and angles on this one!

    www.flickr.com/photos/deboulai/6792372713

  • Hasan Almasi April 2, 2012 12:25 am

    http://bokeh.hasanalmasi.ir/index.php?showimage=383

  • Diane April 1, 2012 11:56 pm

    Here's my sign:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/69340884@N06/7032695481/in/photostream

  • Neil Barraclough April 1, 2012 09:08 pm

    Taken in Italy last summer....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilbarraclough/5948354484/

  • Kris April 1, 2012 08:08 pm

    I'm sure "SLOW POINT" is a perfectly sensible bit of traffic advice, but it sure sounds like a disco step for old people.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brisbaneanderson/6880269629/in/set-72157627105073132

  • Roger Nichol April 1, 2012 08:06 pm

  • Grace April 1, 2012 04:49 pm

    http://365project.org/grace2012/365/2012-04-01

  • Antonio Trincone April 1, 2012 03:59 pm

    My last link do not work in the previous message due probably to Google error or my error saving the link; I paste a new link about signs here:
    http://imaginesvolantscriptamanent.blogspot.it/2012/03/rosa-parking.html
    and the old one again:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/108470239770597604472/2012#5719080181709236018

  • Gert April 1, 2012 03:51 pm

    We encountered a really strange sign on Waiheke Island in the not-too-distant past!

    You can find the image here: http://www.lemonmint.co.nz/index.php/lemonmintcurrent/10-currentgallery/126-darren-rowse-challenge-signs

  • The Biblioholic April 1, 2012 02:32 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebiblioholic/6887878936/in/photostream/

  • Cheryl April 1, 2012 01:39 pm

    Sign posted on a road completely blocked by power line poles after a tornado.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76563253@N08/6887785624/

  • Marc April 1, 2012 12:55 pm

    My signs...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70839390@N00/6840566002/in/set-72157627077309839
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70839390@N00/6970872661/in/set-72157627077309839
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70839390@N00/6812232984/in/set-72157627077309839
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70839390@N00/6797095730/in/set-72157627077309839
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70839390@N00/6794212902/in/set-72157627077309839
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70839390@N00/6781353662/in/set-72157627077309839
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70839390@N00/6908136423/in/set-72157627077309839
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70839390@N00/6894121625/in/set-72157627077309839
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70839390@N00/6838705833/in/set-72157627077309839
    And more here...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70839390@N00/sets/72157627077309839/with/6840566002/

  • Jey_K April 1, 2012 09:15 am

    My sign
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75264867@N03/7033354903/in/photostream/

  • Daniel Hamilton April 1, 2012 07:34 am

    http://m.flickr.com/photos/66026664@N03/7031341877/lightbox/

    One of melbournes iconic landmarks

  • Mark Davis April 1, 2012 06:51 am

    I tried to submit too, but nothing appears after . . . last attempt.

    Lindell Chocolate Shop - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=189120504479381&l=cedb50932f

    Old Schiltz Bottle - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=332379726820124&l=7c2d07ace3

  • Tom O'Connor April 1, 2012 05:36 am

    I didn't want to just show off an old pic. I went out this morning and came up with two brand new ones:

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e2a351369

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e3eb6a9fd

  • Sergio Burani April 1, 2012 05:24 am

    Your "sign" project intrigued me. I had a great shot, submitted it yesterday, but it never appeared. I decided to submit it again today. Same outcome. Can you confirm that you have received my submission?
    Thank you.

  • Sheera April 1, 2012 04:24 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58120999@N05/7032646839/

  • Saba Mehmood April 1, 2012 04:19 am

    This is the sign at the border village of Pakistan's side of Kashmir.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabamehmood/6886267512/in/photostream

  • Christine April 1, 2012 12:38 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tine_bilder/4869896422/
    Rail-Crossing in the desert Wadi Rum/Jordan...in the middle of nowhere...

  • Al April 1, 2012 12:32 am

    Ice crossing use at own risk:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertshu/6885827698/in/photostream

  • Antonio Trincone April 1, 2012 12:18 am

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/108470239770597604472/albums/5694197561977672529/5715323771290804434[/img]

  • Amit Barot March 31, 2012 11:03 pm

    Just noticed this security person, taking a nap at the towing sign at a neighborhood mall. :)

  • Mike M March 31, 2012 11:01 pm

    A few of my favorite Signs

    http://miguelangel.smugmug.com/Other/Miguel-Angel-Photography/19114544_BQcmtn#!i=1506165587&k=F2gQNqs&lb=1&s=A

    http://miguelangel.smugmug.com/Other/Miguel-Angel-Photography/19114544_BQcmtn#!i=1609010529&k=sfXsQsx&lb=1&s=A

    http://miguelangel.smugmug.com/Other/Miguel-Angel-Photography/19114544_BQcmtn#!i=1727197502&k=f8Zt6xg&lb=1&s=A

  • Melli March 31, 2012 09:30 pm

    Signs - Zodiac Signs - my version of it (including a tutorial on how to create the image)

    http://mellimage.blogspot.de/2012/02/p52-fire-dragon.html

  • Joerg Knoerchen March 31, 2012 08:37 pm

    Ok here is my sign:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/yogieanamcara/7031549321/

  • Daniel Hamilton March 31, 2012 06:03 pm

    Here is a shot from one of Melbourne's Lanes.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66026664@N03/6885245098/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Dantemom March 31, 2012 05:09 pm

    http://flic.kr/p/buqcd3

  • Dantemom March 31, 2012 05:06 pm

  • Rachel March 31, 2012 04:41 pm

    I love to photograph signs. Usually funny signs. Here's a couple
    http://fav.me/d4s2v9z
    http://fav.me/d4tks2i

  • Dorinda Grever March 31, 2012 02:02 pm

    Fighting a little rain, a lot of wind and very chilly air, some friends and I went on a driving/walking neon sign photography tor in Boise, ID where we all live. It gave us great practice in some night photography and we had a lot of fun! Here are a few of the shots I got.

    http://dorindaseeslikethis.blogspot.com/2012/03/neon.html

  • Rachel Hope March 31, 2012 01:33 pm

    Despite the cold, rain and wind some friends and I got some great Neon Sign shots!!

    http://takenmyway.blogspot.com/2012/03/chasing-neon.html

  • Rob March 31, 2012 01:16 pm

    Here is one.....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_369/6884819724/in/photostream

  • Paige Thomson March 31, 2012 12:59 pm

    Taken in rural Alberta

    http://paigethomsonphotography.com/?page_id=229

  • Jason St. Petersburg Photographer March 31, 2012 12:41 pm

    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

  • Brenda March 31, 2012 11:41 am

    Old theatre marquees - The Civic from Akron, Ohio and The Palace from Canton, Ohio:

    http://www.gottgraphicsdesign.com/2012/02/06/all-the-worlds-a-stage/

  • Alan Schantz March 31, 2012 09:29 am

    Taken at "Occupy LA" tent camp Los Angeles City Hall October 2011. Interesting play on events in this sign.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alan_f_schantz/6884447958/in/photostream

  • Alan Schantz March 31, 2012 09:26 am

    Taken at "Occupy LA" camp Los Angeles City Hall Oct. 2011. Interesting play on events.

  • Alan Schantz March 31, 2012 09:13 am

    "While U Wait" neon shoe repair sign. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alan_f_schantz/7030523019/in/photostream

  • Gabriele March 31, 2012 09:07 am

    I followed this sign...

    http://pdf34.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/weekly-photo-challenge-sign/

  • Scottc March 31, 2012 08:45 am

    A GREAT subject, here's one from a "10 minutes" project.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/4543945410/

  • Rich March 31, 2012 08:44 am

    The sign in this photo transforms a standard shot of the Petronas Towers in Malaysia into something great.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41898910@N03/4071804136/

  • falk March 31, 2012 08:35 am

    Hi. One of my First Pictures two weeks ago. I just a Beginner...

    hope you can open the link.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150636068068285&set=a.10150274980508285.344910.567798284&type=3&theater

    its a sign for a famous running and cycling track :)

  • Tom O'Connor March 31, 2012 08:25 am

    Here's one with some wry humor:

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p56998516/e381beff7

  • Alexx March 31, 2012 08:05 am

    My signs:

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

  • Tharanga Mahakumarage March 31, 2012 07:58 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tharumax81/6172946714/

  • Jeff E Jensen March 31, 2012 07:23 am

    Gotta love signs. Not all of them are pretty, but they sure can be fun to shoot.

    http://blog.jeffejensenphotography.com/2012/03/signs.html

  • Wrenchead March 31, 2012 07:00 am

    Classic New York
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/2845388302/in/set-72157607208538408

  • Wrenchead March 31, 2012 06:57 am

    A sign or a tag? You decide.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/5449561923/in/photostream

  • Keith Bloomfield March 31, 2012 06:55 am

    Here's one I like from my Street Signs Project - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hardluck-hotel/4682119224/
    You can see all the signs I've load so far in this set - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hardluck-hotel/sets/72157623914594352/with/4682119224/

    I also quite like these -
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hardluck-hotel/5911938903/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hardluck-hotel/6070175181/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hardluck-hotel/4876088718/

    I'm surprised by how many signs there are in my Flickr stream - all can be found by searching for 'sign'. All the photographs here were taken on an iPhone 3GS and processed using Camerabag, Picture Box and Camera+ app's.

  • steve slater March 31, 2012 06:17 am

    If you visit South Africa you are sure to see this sign:

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Scenes-from-South-Africa/G0000pOr.t4qOyb0/I0000QXZNBGt.w2o

  • LeAnne March 31, 2012 06:13 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/leanne8790/6291704259/

  • Tharanga Mahakumarage March 31, 2012 06:06 am

  • AJBopp March 31, 2012 06:00 am

    Here's a sign I took above the box office of our local movie theatre. Just a fun little thing that is colorful, abstract, and eye-catching.

    http://ajbopp.wordpress.com/visual-journey-wallpaper-2/admit-one-3/


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