Now, why has he posted a picture of a street sign ?
Maybe it was a photographic reason ? Well not exactly, but it was a challenge, without unpacking the tripod, and with only my own, or passing others', headlights to work with. Trying to avoid glare from the reflective material, my own dipped headlights were not enough, beam was too much, it needed the long range of an approaching carís lights to be just right. Then, timing that with a car receding to the distance to provide a red counterpoint.. Well ! This is just one of several attempts. Try it for yourself !!
Was it learning about the world ? Well, may be. The roadsign designs that we now have here in the UK provide an interesting story. Rather than precis it all here, a couple of links for those who want to know more may be sufficient ! (try this one too, just for fun ! )
And lastly, perhaps the real reason !
TE very kindly provide us all with a map of the world, and of course our own country. Trying to change the colour of all of the UK map has become a bit of a challenge, especially as it means partner Marta, who hails from Poland, gets to see ALL of her adopted country with me, as we travel the length and breadth on our mission. And why Wrecsam ? Well it is just a small patch on the map, and running late as usual we were passing through the area in the dark, rather than daylight as planned. Having spent some time identifying which 'county' this nearly indiscernible spot on the Welsh map was, I did not want to miss the chance of a capture as we drove through. So a road sign proving our location will have to do !
Stay with us over the next few weeks, as I aim to post a series of images from west and south Wales. On the move a lot of the time, most of these pictures are roadside, usually taken in a hurry, sometimes at night, often in bad weather, but always trying to provide you the viewer with an informative picture to reflect the flavour of the location.
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tyro (24386) 2012-11-09 5:48
An interesting note and some good links too - I love that Swindon roundabout - it looks totally crazy but I can see that it probably does work remarkably well!
And your U.K. map is filling up nicely - it's becoming more and more jaundiced by the day. Only a couple of bits in the far southeast of England, Wales, Shopshire (which you missed in June) and, of course, sunny Lanarkshire and the Scottish Borders and bits around Aberdeen. Very well done! Perhaps I really shall have to organise a TE meet next year in Scotland (we'll have to do it quick before you have to face the strict border controls after 2014) so that you can make your map completely yellow.
This might not be the most beautiful of photographs but it certainly befits your note and you have managed the light here remarkably well considering the very difficult lighting conditions. The reflection off these signs is really intense and I can recall a few group photographs which Yvonne took (using flash) being badly spoiled by a reflective jacket which one of the members of the group was wearing.
mkamionka (35884) 2012-11-13 14:06
so funny. I did accomplish the same challenge in the previous country I lived in for 5 years but now with a small baby the task is even more challenging and the country is a bit bigger. It means just: slowly but surely.
This one here is a bit cheating though. I see people cheat with whole countries: one person put pictures from the plane while passing 10 countries on his way to Asia. Other people post photos from plane change being in the country just quickly in the airport. I was tempted as well to post a photo from Sao Paulo were I spent about an hour for a plane change as well, and Brazil makes a nice dot on the map of the world but I felt it would be pushing it too much or may be I was not happy with any pictures which I took in the airport. Usually people give the real reason as the last one :) you did that as well in your comment...
Kind regards from Teesside.
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3360)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-27
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D Mk 2, Canon 24-105mm L f4 IS USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/8 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-09 5:03