Special Request

By woolybill1
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

Tags: Photo journalism Fox and hounds Pub sign Naive art Humour and fun

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photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
30 Aug 2008 8:33AM
A very beautiful pub sign image. Great shot Bill, Dan will love it.

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imagio 11 12 1 England
30 Aug 2008 8:48AM
Excellent comp Bill

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
30 Aug 2008 9:10AM
Love that sign Bill and your words again.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
30 Aug 2008 9:37AM
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 11 40 4 England
30 Aug 2008 9:47AM
This is a great sign Bill, and it certainly has the amusing factor for me.

Best Matt
30 Aug 2008 9:48AM
Super sign Bill, nice to see the fox has the upper hand,
Mikelane 10 1 Wales
30 Aug 2008 11:26AM
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 11 38 4 Netherlands
30 Aug 2008 11:59AM
Lovely addition to your collection Bill; I like what you did with the background too.
SandraKay Plus
10 233 4 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2008 12:38PM
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
11 30 53 United States
30 Aug 2008 12:55PM
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.
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
30 Aug 2008 1:07PM
lovely capture...has great color
jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
30 Aug 2008 1:25PM
Nice write up and good work with the image.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Aug 2008 2:06PM
You are gathering a great collection of signs-- perhaps a poster montage is up and coming?

TyChee 13 275 1 United States
30 Aug 2008 2:46PM
Great looking sign and treatment.
30 Aug 2008 4:00PM
Good work with the image, it really leaps out!
Sahyadri 10 61 2 India
30 Aug 2008 5:15PM
i just love thsi one Bill....
30 Aug 2008 5:50PM
I'm delighted to be #30 for this artistic and enjoyable creation Bill!

GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2008 7:48PM
Super write-up and capture. Luverly colours!
Marilyn x
lostintime 10 13 5 Germany
30 Aug 2008 8:06PM
Super detail and light, and a great story.
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2008 8:25PM
Wye eye man, it's a canny sign.
oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
30 Aug 2008 9:34PM
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
10 37 France
31 Aug 2008 10:40AM
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 12:08PM
Pleasure to be 40th old chap
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 3:01AM
You have presented this beautifully, it has humour, colour and history, and I think the background is splendid.
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2008 8:08AM
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
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2008 8:35AM
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 9 24 1 England
4 Sep 2008 2:13PM
A good mix of actual and adjusted here sir, also good use of that long lens, from a high vantage point I guess.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Sep 2008 11:38PM
An interesting looking pub sign Bill, very well spotted

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