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Friday, March 7, 2014

words and letters ~ a personal photo challenge


The Personal Photo Challenge for March at Donna's blog is 'words and letters'.  It was a tricky challenge and I had difficulty finding photos with words and letters (and numbers?) in my files.  These are all taken in 2012 except for the 3rd one which I took today.  I just haven't been out much to take pictures of signs and such due to the very cold weather and, editing one's photos to do something unique is a challenge I wasn't up to so here are my choices.

This photo above was taken in New York City in 2012.  I'm not sure what the workers were doing.  Were they painting over the advertisement or putting it up?  This was at the top of a very high building and it fascinated me to see them on the scaffolding working away.  There aren't many words in this photo but the price was right.  :)
Taken with my point and shoot Canon set on auto and zoomed as far as I could.  I edited it a bit to brighten the colour and lighting.


This is a landmark barn on the highway to Sussex, NB.  The 'Buy Apples/Stirling's' sign has been on there for a lot of years.  The other signs are newer.  Taken December 2012 with my Canon point and shoot.  I edited it with 'vignette' in Picasa.


Some family history in this photo.  This is taken from a page in a leather book which has some of the family tree written in longhand with a fountain pen.  I love the script, the dirt marks on the paper, the care taken in writing, and drawing the lines with a ruler.  This was probably written in the late 1800's or early 1900's.  There was a 'knight' in the family tree way back when.  :)  
I took the photo today with my Nikon D5200 settings -
1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 800.  I edited it in Picasa to brighten it a bit.


This is one of the last old neon signs in Fredericton.  This market has been a fixture on King St. in the downtown for many decadesIt's a classic.  You can buy anything from meat to batteries today (my sister bought batteries that day)
Photo taken with my Canon point and shoot on auto.  No edits.

I hope you will join us or visit Donna's blog and see what the other participants have shared. 

Enjoy the weekend!

 Blessings,

Pamela







35 comments:

  1. Great photos Donna - LOVE the barn and the postcard!
    Have a great wknd - it's supposed to be warming up here ( hope it does for you too )
    XOX

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  2. What a nice variety. Love that huge sign...they do not want me for that job! And I love barns with signs or quilts painted on the sides. Lovely photos my friend...perfect for the challenge! Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. I find that old postcard fascinating, Pamela. : )

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  4. I love each of your choices…and I see you also snuck in a fourth. The first one is just amazing, what a great capture. The second one also has a lot of interest and good color. And of course I love the third. As you say, we love the old handwriting, smudges and all. I almost use a photo I have of an old postcard with very similar penmanship. And I like the color and angling on the last one!

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  5. Great photos, Pam! I love the barn and the script of part of you family history. I'm going to go over and check out Donna's blog.
    Have a great weekend.

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  6. Fantastic photos Pamela. I so loved the stories about each.

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  7. Fun post Pamela . . . make me think about taking my camera and look for something different. I know one thing, I saw it yesterday, but no camera. Off I go . . .

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  8. Pam, interesting pix from your collection,...:)JP

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  9. You have a nice variety here, Pamela. Love the family history you've shared...knighted...wow. My very favorite is the first one...and I'd like to know if it was going up or coming down. (I suspect it was going up!)

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  10. Oh my, I could never do what the workers are doing in that first photo! Terrific photo! I love the barn, too. Wonderful series of photos here!

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  11. All of your photos are so neat.
    I love the NY sign. So fun that you captured the men at work.
    It helps one grasp the huge size of this sign!

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  12. I enjoyed your photos today, Pamela. That first one is especially interesting, I think because of the texture and the scale added by those workers on the scaffolding.

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  13. Great choice of pics Pamela. The first one is awesome - that has to be a dizzying job! Lovely old barn and the older signs have held up to the weather well. The writing is quite a history and made me do some research - I enjoyed looking up more about Charles II and his life, his wife, his many children by many courtesans! See, one little photo can get one all over the Internet for hours learning more perhaps than we ever need to know, haha!

    Great post for this month's challenge.
    Hugs - Mary

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  14. Gosh you have a very illustrious family history!! xx

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  15. Nice Pamela all that you took great choices... Talking about family History. I put up some new pictures to day. Sad but a wonderful ending for the family. They are alive. You will see what this farmhouse had that was so precious.

    Please drop in and make a comment.

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  16. I like your choice of signs - That first one is just a great look at just how huge that sign is. The people on the scaffolding sure put it in perspective.

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  17. Nice selection for the challenge Pam. It looks to me like those guys are painting the scarf on the woman. The photo with the historical data is a priceless item to have.

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  18. Good selection Pamela. I like the old barn one.

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  19. I love the old hand written family history a lot going on in a small space.

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  20. Enjoyed our photos...I had to go through my archives as well,it was a fun challenge!

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  21. This is a terrific assortment. The advertising mural looks huge, and I can't imagine how they can paint it and look so good. The vintage signs in the second and fourth photos are great fun. I look for examples like that wherever I go! The old fashioned script is my favorite. The handwriting is exquisite and I really like how you framed up the composition. Well done on this challenge!

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  22. Imagine having a knight in the family! That's a rather fun little branch in the family tree, Pam.

    Karen

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  23. Nice selections! I love the barn!

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  24. You can feel such a sense of history in your old buildings. And that first shot, it's amazing! I had to look twice to realize that those were real people.

    Jen

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  25. I often wonder at how the poster workers know which way to hang each piece of the poster jigsaw puzzles. The writing is so beautiful with the straight lines carefully placed. Beautiful shots. xx

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  26. These are all really good. I'm drawn to the first one though. Great job!

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  27. my favorites are the barn & the meat market ... awesome challenge. what fun! you did a great great job! ( :

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  28. I love the vintage signs. These are all great photos for this challenge.

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  29. These are all great photos, Pamela (you have a grand lot in your archives apparently!)...but I am especially taken with the men on scaffolding juxtaposed against the HUGE sign!

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  30. A fun and varied assortment for the challenge this month. The first one has great perspective and contrast with the little men working on the huge billboard.

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  31. I hit publish before finishing - Old handwriting is so attractive. I love the postcard/note from your family history.

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  32. I'd say you met the challenge very well, Pamela!

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  33. Love all your shots Pam. Of course I recognize that barn, having passed it many times, and the Victory. The old penmanship made me smile. Reminded me of a postcard from the Hudson Bay Co. written to my grandfather, who was a fox rancher. It was concerning that month's number of pelts. Hmmm... fodder for another post!

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  34. Oh my dear Pamela, you met the challenge greatly! Your photos look so profesional my friend, in every sence of the Word. The huge billboard pic is amazing! The family history photo and the old farm, simply fabulous!
    Thanks for been so supportive of my posts, you made my day.
    FABBY

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  35. An interesting collection of intriguing photos for Words and letters!
    Loved them all
    but especially the first one...amazing!
    Also enjoyed a quick read of some of your recent posts!
    Have been hearing about the long COLD winter you have had.
    While we had some record hot weather here in Australia!
    Thanks for visiting my fairly ordinary photos this month!

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