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Sound advice from a century ago*, displayed at Beamish Museum.

Mrs W and I would never make Great Train Robbers, so easily did you all recognised us yesterday Blush

Many thanks to Nezih (nonur) and Barbs (barbarahirst) for their U.A.s: I'm over the moon Smile Back to candids tomorrow . . .

*While I was filling up for our return from London last week an extremely noisy Nissan sports car held together by stickers pulled up at the adjacent pump. The young driver opened the door, put petrol in the tank, paid at the cash desk and then went to chat with a lady waiting at another pump. He left the car door open and the engine running throughout, though I don't think he was smoking . . .

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens:LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Oct 2012 - 10:37 AM
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Notice 13
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:17 Mar 2013 - 8:40 AM
Tags:Humour, Photo journalism, Silly sunday, Specialist / abstract
Votes:45

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 9:06 AM

Brilliant shot, great clarity, Bill. We still need signs, that's obvious.

JohnChambersPhotography

The brass work shows up well Bill, good sign so well spotted and it made me smile and that's a welcome change I can tell ya.

John

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
17 Mar 2013 - 9:39 AM

Excellent capture Smile

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 9:45 AM

Great quality shot Bill, and interesting reading on notice number 13 Smile

John Smile

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 10:32 AM

A great imageSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

stevesloan
17 Mar 2013 - 10:52 AM

Ah thoswe were the days ....petrol attendant .........lovely clarity to the shot. Steve

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 11:02 AM

This is getting to be a wonderful series of classic signs Bill; I'm really enjoying them!
Maybe an idea for a calendar.
Regards,
Rende

Last Modified By Rende at 17 Mar 2013 - 11:03 AM
gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6537 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 11:24 AM

My first part time job while in school was cleaning windscreens of cars while they were served petrol by an attendant, little did I realize how things would change, we don't have time for niceties like that these days, another great look in to the past Bill. - gary

franken
franken e2 Member 123136 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 12:26 PM

Excellent image Bill and you've inspired me to look for some.

Ken

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 2:07 PM

And we all thought this Health & Safety thing was something new! Wink Great well-seen shot for Silly Sunday, Bill GrinGrin
Trev Smile

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43930 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 2:17 PM

That's a nicely polished shiny button, Bill I bet you pushed it.Wink

I get annoyed with Norwegians when they fill up in winter. There are a lot of un-manned petrol stations with no staff to admonish patrons, or turn off pumps, and they leave the motor running whilst filling up, because they don't want the car to get cold in minus 15 or 20c. I normally politely ask them to turn off their engines as I am not interested in being blown to kingsdom come, even if the thought does not bother them.
Verbal abuse is the normal response.

Malc

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Mar 2013 - 3:31 PM

Sounds very annoying Malc, after all the car don't turn cold that wuick. A great captured sign anyway

Peter

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 5:57 PM

A lovely old sign!
Ann

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43250 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 6:14 PM

The Petroleum Authority. "Did we ever have such a governing body?"

Regards Nathan

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 11:52 PM

It's amazing how careless we guys can get when there is a young lady at the next pump, willing to chat. Smile
-=\Walter

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 4:35 AM

Great vintage sign.
Ty

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:10 AM

An excellent find

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:41 AM

Wow...beautifully shot, Bill. Stellar light and focus, especially on the gold thingee!

I gotta tell you, it's such an alien concept to me ---> someone leaving their engine running while filling up! I didn't know people did that.

Andrew

Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 - 2:11 PM

A great find and a great piece of nostalgia well captured
Steve

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 10:58 PM

and no mobile phones to switch of Smile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 4:18 PM


Quote: My first part time job while in school was cleaning windscreens of cars while they were served petrol by an attendant, little did I realize how things would change, we don't have time for niceties like that these days, another great look in to the past Bill. - gary

Nowadays they'd be pinching your hubcaps whilst you were filling up in Merthyr Gary!Tongue

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