Sign at the stop sign

Regular readers know that I like to document old weathered structures and details. I especially like to shoot them because I think they go unnoticed most of the time and I feel it is my duty 🙂 to show people the beauty that lies within the old structures that they pass by all of the time.

One bit of Americana that probably doesn’t go unnoticed is the Mail Pouch Tobacco signs that dot the rural landscape. Often painted on barns you can occasionally find them on other structures. Todays photo is of a sign I came across in Ohio that was painted on the side of what appeared to be an old store. I stopped at an intersection and the building was right there beside me, along the road.  “Well, that is an easy shot”, I thought and quickly snapped a pic. The red sign really stood out on the drab rainy day. I added a little warmth during processing to enhance the autumn feel a bit.

While researching the Mail Pouch signs I came across an image of the same sign taken in better days, which you can see here.

© David Guidas
Pentax K30, DA18-135

  One thought on “Sign at the stop sign

  1. fascinationbyellesantos
    September 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Love that photo! I do keep an eye for random stuff like that that most people don’t notice… Thought it was a bit odd but I guess I’m not the only one! 😉

    • October 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks. I often see way more than I have the chance to photograph due to location, roads, etc. I always mean to go back to sites when I have the time but rarely remember 😦

  2. September 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Yes, a bit of Americana here. Love old signs or signage on old buildings.

    • October 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      One good thing about my job is that I am often on back roads that I wouldn’t even think about traveling on. The bad thing is that I’m usually working and can’t always stop to take photographs.

      • October 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm

        Even though I always have my camera with me, some of the best shots are seen while driving on a road on which there is nowhere to stop!

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