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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

According to these signs, we are in the middle of World War II:

These signs are taken from the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago where they have a German submarine, a U-505, on display.  This exhibit was really interesting, and I would highly recommend it.  I thought it was going to take us a half hour to walk through, it ended up taking closer to two.

Getting the photos of these signs was tough, the lighting was pretty dim overall, but then there were bright lights on the posters.  I used my lowest f-stop setting to let in as much light as possible, so f/1.8.  I also increased my ISO to 800.  The shutter speeds used were still pretty slow, so I braced myself against the wall to be as still as possible.  Looking at the photos now, I am thinking that I should have tried the ISO a little higher to see if I could get a faster shutter speed.

This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge at WordPress.  The theme this week is: The Sign Says.

Your comments are most welcome below.



34 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

  1. Forest So Green says:

    I love to visit museums and to photo signs when possible. It is a challenge because the lighting is usually low.


    • I can see why, it is a great place. One of the things we noticed when we were there was how the things that might interest a child more were in with the adult displays. I liked that there wasn’t a separate “children’s” section. As an adult, I like the kid-stuff and I think it is limiting a child if you assume they will only find certain things interesting.


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  3. Hi there, I think you’ve done well considering the low light conditions. You could have tried higher ISO too, from these photos it doesn’t look to have any noise in them. I love these old posters, well done 🙂


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  6. poppytump says:

    Think you did a really good job there PJB . Lighting is such a problem to deal with in museums and the like Reflections ..dimmers..
    Good choice too, love old posters with those messages – I keep seeing ones I’ve never seen before !


  7. Nice photos! I’ve seen the sign of the “loose lips” in a restaurant when we were in Guam – pretty impactive statement, that’s for sure! 🙂


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