Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Oh Deer!

Thanks for the feedback on yesterdays photo. It did look a little dark, didn't it? The larger version seemed a bit brighter, but I think I will probably brighten it up a bit to be on the safe side.

I saw this sign while driving in North Vancouver and had to stop and capture it. I actually passed it, not paying too much attention. About thirty seconds later I gave my head a shake and said "was that an elephant?" I was curious enough to turn the car around and investigate. Sure enough, I had seen correctly. It's not artistic, but I thought it was funny so I figured I'd share it with you.

The skies are still grey here, but the famous Uncle Robert chastised me in an email from Korea this week telling me that "everyone shoots photos when its nice; the real guys do so when its sucky!" Therefore, I'm out of here. Today I'm going out to that magical place where the suburbs meet the country.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 53mm, f/3.5, 1/125 sec, ISO 50


Blogger micki said...

That sign is a riot! Would love to hear the story about the posting of that sign.

Your uncle's right. I was moaning about our hazy, hot, humid, washed out skies this morning and decided I was going to have to work around them some how. Good luck to us both. I'll be looking foward to your shots from today.

2:02 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Nicola said...

What a great catch - sooo funy! So, did you see any??? ;)

2:30 PM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous deji77 said...

Now that is a sign worth turning around for! Nice capture.

2:33 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

Now that is funny! I think someone was a bit confused when they made that sign.

2:45 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Don said...

A hilarious sign. Glad you went back!

3:24 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Natalie said...

I laughed as soon as I finished reading the sign!

4:13 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

That's the spirit...get out there and shoot! As a matter of fact, I JUST got in from shooting and beat out a killer lightning storm...the light beforehand though is stellar.

Love this shot...I'm a big fan of bizarre signs!

4:44 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Ash said...

Thats indeed so hilarious!
Perfect capture...

6:14 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Pya said...

Hey there... thanks for visiting my blogs and your comments. You have some amazing pictures here and have got quite the knack to cause a stir:) Am linking you on my page...

7:27 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Jill said...

I wonder why they did that?? That is odd. Too funny.

To answer your question about some of my shots with the painting effects... I submit some of the photos on my blog to the stock sites where I'm a member and painting is a way I can "mask" the photo. I'm really kind of liking the painting effects you can achieve. Thanks!!

8:42 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Yanik said...

Hahaha! Thats funny...Just found my way to your blog...really like it...'Retread' and 'Ma's Clematis' are my favourites..Well done...

11:03 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Sidney said...

Amazing! Maybe they need to go back to school ! ;-)

11:25 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

Think of it this way though:elephnts are slow, they want you to slow down too :D
If I had to judge the shot think it would look better with much more space arond it and following rules of thirds.

12:10 AM, June 01, 2006  
Anonymous GeeTee said...

Excellent!! Maybe the sign-writer can only draw elephants!

12:45 AM, June 01, 2006  
Blogger PhotoSam said... got a good eye to catch hilarious stuff like far as the shot goes you've framed it perfectly by putting the sign bang in the middle...this really put a brightener on my day.
Cheers! :)

1:31 AM, June 01, 2006  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

Now thats a BIG deer ;-) great find!

3:44 AM, June 01, 2006  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

What a great sign.

5:01 AM, June 01, 2006  
Blogger Faustina said...

that is so funny! Somewhere I ran across a blog completely devoted to strange signs found aroud the world. If I remembered the url I would give it to you :)

6:13 AM, June 01, 2006  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...


10:57 AM, June 01, 2006  
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

hahaha - love ti tim - nice shot

5:22 PM, June 01, 2006  
Anonymous reza said...

LMAO! I MUST get a large copy of this. This is just spectacular. Did you ever try submitting it to or something?

7:25 PM, June 03, 2006  

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