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A week ago Danny Brannigan (danbrann), commenting on The Adam, asked if I could make the Fox And Hounds as amusing. Well, I had already prepared the shot, though I'm unsure of his criteria for amusingness in this instance!

The said establishment is a very local pub that I'm never likely to see the inside of as it's visited by too many former students and is only a stone's throw from my old place of work. Not that I could throw a stone that far nor that accurately - but I don't get the practice that I attribute to certain of my former students...........

I appreciate originality in all walks of life; we still have pub signs that display this quality despite the onward march of corporate nonentity. You can see a few in my album; the images are sometimes slightly manipulated only in order to bring out the artistic qualities of the originals. Here I've had to make use of modificatory and reconstructive technology to disguise a messy background. Oh, well...

But the sign is bonny - and I like the inference that the fox is in controlWink

230mm, 1/1000 sec. @ f5.6, ISO 200

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 70-300 VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Special Request
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:30 Aug 2008 - 8:12 AM
Tags:Fox and hounds, Humour / fun, Naive art, Photo journalism, Pub sign


30 Aug 2008 - 8:33 AM

A very beautiful pub sign image. Great shot Bill, Dan will love it.

imagio  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 8:48 AM

Excellent comp Bill


Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 92322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 9:10 AM

Love that sign Bill and your words again.

danbrann Plus Member 11543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 9:37 AM

Yes Dennis is right and Dan does love it.this week I have challenged both Bill and Cormy to come up with a specific picture and they have both obliged.Thank you Bill .

Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 9:47 AM

This is a great sign Bill, and it certainly has the amusing factor for me.

Best Matt

Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
30 Aug 2008 - 9:48 AM

Super sign Bill, nice to see the fox has the upper hand,

Mikelane  8 Wales
30 Aug 2008 - 11:26 AM

Great sign bill good stong colours and you done a really good job on the B.G ,lovely work bill ,you really met the criteria .regards

Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 11:59 AM

Lovely addition to your collection Bill; I like what you did with the background too.

SandraKay Plus Member 8233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 12:38 PM

Yes, the sign and colours stand out well against the painted effect in the background...and I love the pose of the fox.

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 12:55 PM

Your collection is wonderful....I hope the individuality of pubs and shops never goes away entirely in the mire of mediocrity. Good manipulations in this.

30 Aug 2008 - 1:07 PM

lovely capture...has great color

jdenman  7 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 1:25 PM

Nice write up and good work with the image.

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 2:06 PM

You are gathering a great collection of signs-- perhaps a poster montage is up and coming?


TyChee Plus Member 10260 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 2:46 PM

Great looking sign and treatment.

cceccles  8 United States
30 Aug 2008 - 4:00 PM

Good work with the image, it really leaps out!

Sahyadri  761 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 5:15 PM

i just love thsi one Bill....

oldgreyheron Plus Member 8124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 5:50 PM

I'm delighted to be #30 for this artistic and enjoyable creation Bill!


30 Aug 2008 - 7:48 PM

Super write-up and capture. Luverly colours!
Marilyn x

lostintime Plus Member 7lostintime vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 8:06 PM

Super detail and light, and a great story.

davidhu  9 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 8:25 PM

Wye eye man, it's a canny sign.

oppo  9 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2008 - 9:34 PM

Entirely agree with your comments Bill. A splendid image that jumps out of the screen. Like the way you have isolated it with the narrow depth of field.


pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
31 Aug 2008 - 10:40 AM

a good work on the bg ;
love the saturated colours here !

back to work tomorrow ; will mostly c&r for a couple of weeks, sorry

31 Aug 2008 - 12:08 PM

Pleasure to be 40th old chap

pamelajean Critique Team 9924 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1743 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2008 - 3:01 AM

You have presented this beautifully, it has humour, colour and history, and I think the background is splendid.

tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2008 - 8:08 AM

What a great sign and the first thing that I spotted was the humour you mentioned with the sly old fox contrasting with the dogs madly dashing around

3 Sep 2008 - 8:35 AM

My birth name is "Fuchs" and I had always a special love for foxes. This is a sign I would like to put up on the patio, lovely.

samsalt  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2008 - 2:13 PM

A good mix of actual and adjusted here sir, also good use of that long lens, from a high vantage point I guess.


Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2008 - 11:38 PM

An interesting looking pub sign Bill, very well spotted

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