Wednesday, July 31, 2013

How A Traffic Sign Can Ruin A Photo


Alfama district, Lisbon

26 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Not always noticeable until you get home and download!! Otherwise a lovely building. Have a good day Diane

Merisi said...

Ha! Signs are the bane of photographers, and all too often mar a perfect composition, inexpugnablly so . Next come power lines. Or is it vice versa?

Sharon said...

It's happened to me many times. But, I like the photo anyway.

TexWisGirl said...

still looks great, though.

Sharon said...

I forgot to mention to you that I love that coach museum in London. I couldn't believe how many ornate coaches there were.

Judy said...

This happens to me all the time. It is either signs or wires, always in the way. But the building is still beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

Still a great shot it is in spite of the sign and we do see them everywhere these days, don't we!!!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Your eyes are initially drawn to the roof lines, so it's not that noticeable. Nice building.

orvokki said...

Not that you notice when you take pictures. And then it is too late.
A nice picture, however.
(I can see that you have really hot weather, +32 C. Huh.)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What traffic sign JM :) There's so many more fab details to look at, I thought the clothes hanging on the balcony were a flag at first :))

VP said...

You are right: I have seen this countless times, almost everywhere. I do not pretend that street sin are placed for the benefit of photographers, but a bit more care won't be bad...

Karl Demetz said...

A friend of mine, when he went to take pictures, he always took not only the camera but also a saw :)

Still a nice photo, JM!

RedPat said...

They do seem to put them in inconvenient locations sometimes! ;-)

Laura. M said...

Un plano estupendo!!

cieldequimper said...

Ah yes. How many times have I wanted to unscrew one... Still beautiful though.

Andrew Fulton said...

Bummer!... great shot all the same.

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh JM, I was thinking it was the museum in London. Wow, there are really a lot of elaborate coaches in the world!

Lowell said...

You're being too dramatic and silly! :) The photo isn't ruined at all. It is still quite striking and a beautiful architectural study. Furthermore, a few minutes with Photoshop and that nasty ol' sign would be gone bye-bye! :)

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente registo....
Cumprimentos

Linda said...

I do agree with you...but I still love your photo. :)

Kay said...

The shot would crop nicely, but then none of us could complain about those darned sign posts (and power lines).

Jack said...

I try to move so that the sign is out of the image, but if it is still there, it is OK. It is no different than power lines, a symbol of our modern life.

Randy said...

I think it compliments the colorful laundry on that balcony.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Yes, plenty of misplaced traffic signs here in Malaysia too!

Duncan In Kuantan

Small City Scenes said...

Exactly!! NB

Cezar and Léia said...

And traffic lights and electric cables crossing over the street and... :)
God bless you!
Cezar