It’s time for A Personal Photo Challenge! “Words and Letters” is the theme this month.
As an avid fan of signs, I am always on the lookout for unique ones whenever we travel. And I was able to find some lovely examples when we visited Charleston, South Carolina, in December. In the three compositions below, one features a sign as the primary subject, and the other two provide a supporting role to the overall scenes.
The first photo showcases the memorable view that greeted us when we arrived at the historic Two Meeting Street Inn. The stunning architecture, meticulous landscaping, and porch decorations warmly welcome the inn’s guests. The discreet sign confirms that one has arrived at the beautiful destination.
arrival at Two Meeting Street Inn
f/8.0, 1/250 second, ISO 320
I found this spectacular vintage sign hanging above a downtown storefront. Berlin’s is a fine clothing establishment, located at the corner of Broad and King Streets. Isn’t it remarkable that this business has successfully withstood the test of time?
Berlin’s vintage sign
f/8.0, 1/800 second, ISO 400
I captured this informal dog portrait while practicing street photography. I purposely slowed down the shutter speed a bit to catch a degree of leg movement. I wanted to demonstrate that the pooch was actively walking its owner, rather than vice versa. At the same time, I framed up the shot to include advertising letters on a restaurant window. The dog is obviously quite adept at finding wine and cheese, but can it find chocolate too? Special editing in Photoshop gives the image a gritty, urban flair.
search dog for wine and cheese
f/8.0, 1/200 second, ISO 400
Please click on each photo to see them bigger and study the details. It would also be great fun if you visited A Personal Photo Challenge blog and checked out the creative efforts of other participants!