Well, if you've got this far, you can't say I didn't warn you ;¬)
This post is nothing to do with taking pictures that look good or are clever or inventive in some way. They don't demonstrate any aspect of photographic competence, nor do they pose any questions about how I might improve. It's just me letting off steam about something. That something is that there are (in this part of the World, at least) too many signs. Why should I care? After all they are all there for a good reason aren't they? Aren't they? So why let it bother me?
1. They are incredibly ugly. They constitute a myriad of little blots on the urban landscape.
2. That they are so ubiquitous, leads us to become blaze about them. We ignore them and so their message gets missed. They become, by their sheer number a waste of space.
3. They teach us to become unthinking beings; there are signs to tell us everything so we don't have to think for ourselves. This could even proove dangerous if we don't pay attention to a hazard because there is no sign attached to it.
4. Because many of them lie to us. They have an outward message of “ooh be careful, you don't want to hurt yourself” when their true underlying message is “don't think that you've got a claim against us matey”.
Yes, I realise that points 2 and 3 are potentially contradictory, and I know that point 4 really over-eggs the pudding. But, I still hate them. So, if your planning on putting up a sign, here's a simple plea. Please think again!
134. Too Many Signs (Important Warning: This Post Contains No Images Of Aesthetic Or Artistic Value Whatsoever)