15 more chalkboard signs

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This ends my Wednesday series of images of the same kind of subject.

As 2021 was wrapping up, I wanted to shake up the kinds of posts I ran each weekday. I had fallen into a pattern where certain kinds of posts tended to run on certain days. There wasn’t anything wrong with the pattern, I had just grown a little weary of it.

This Wednesday series was one change I made. I wasn’t sure how long I would be able to keep it up. But I have more than 22,000 photos on Flickr, and I felt sure I’d be able to find new subjects for a while.

Once I started thinking of the subjects I commonly photograph, they came to me in a rush. You might be surprised to learn that I created all of the posts in this series by the end of April this year. I’m writing these words in May.

I was surprised by how many common subjects I’ve photographed! But that still is a finite number. I might have been able to come up with a few more, spilling into next year. But it seemed right somehow to stop at 52: one for each week of the year.

If you’ve followed this series closely, you know that I repeated several subjects. I had enough photos of barns, headlights, churches, chalkboard signs (as here!) and a few other things that I broke those subjects into two posts. So while the series ran 52 weeks, there are only 40-something subjects.

It was fun to put this series together. Based on the feedback I’ve received from you, you’ve enjoyed it a lot, too. Thank you!

The Wellington
Yashica Electro 35 GSN, Kodak Tri-X 400
Old Forester Distillery Tour
Pentax K10D, smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
Chalkboard sign
Olympus OM-1, 50mm f/1.8 Olympus F.Zuiko, Kodak ColorPlus
Coffee shop
Yashica-12, Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros, Rodinal 1+50
Soup of the day
Pentax K10D, smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
Cups Coffee
Olympus Stylus, Ilford HP5 Plus
You make me happy
Pentax Spotmatic F, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Takumar, Ferrania P30 Alpha, Rodinal 1+50
Sidewalk chalkboard
Nikon N90s, 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G AF Nikkor, Eastman Double-X 5222 (at EI 250), Rodinal 1+50
Pentax K10D, smc PENTAX-FA 28-80mm F3.5-4.7
Pentax K10D, smc PENTAX-FA 28-80mm F3.5-4.7
Live Music
Nikon F3, 35mm f/2.8 AI Nikkor, Adox HR-50, Adox HR-DEV 1+49
Coffee Bourbon
Apple iPhone 6s
Chalkboard sign
Pentax KM, 35mm f/2.8 SMC Pentax-A, Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400
Minolta XD-11, 50mm f/1.7 MD Rokkor-X, Ilford FP4 Plus, Ilford ID-11 1+1
Shop Small
Nikon N70, 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D AF Nikkor, Kodak T-Max 100, HC-110 Dilution B

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8 responses to “15 more chalkboard signs”

  1. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Love these….I still see a chalkboard about once a month that makes me laugh…could be a great book: chalkboards and self made street signs!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Hm, maybe I need to lean into photographing these even harder! That could be a fun book for sure.

  2. brandib1977 Avatar

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. Isn’t it interesting to see patterns in our behaviors and to see the things that draw our eye? I have been known to patronize a random business because their sidewalk sign was smart or made me laugh so it’s good to know you’re paying attention too.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Having a camera on me so often has helped me see things, like this, that I would have overlooked in the past.

      1. brandib1977 Avatar

        I completely understand. Having easy access to a camera is a true gift.

  3. Katie Yang Avatar

    I’m pretty sure you know my habit of taking photographs of repetitive subjects so I declare myself the biggest fan of this series of yours!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Did you know that this entire series was inspired by your blog?

      1. Katie Yang Avatar

        IS THAT SO?? I must be doing something right then :D

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