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There are funny signs all over the world. I’ve collected a good number of them over time. The warning sign for Slow Turkeys Crossing (I wonder if there are also Fast Turkeys crossing the street anywhere, but I’ll not get that discussion going) was only one of them. In any case… The Grand Lake area in any case also has Slow Children. That’s documented:

Warning sign for slow children

D800, ISO400, 1/1000 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 50mm

And Colorado Springs has the following combination, which I found rather funny (not the deaf and blind children of course, although the sign is somewhat… well… in your face, but the combination of the two):

Warning sign for deaf and blind children

D800, ISO100, 1/500 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm

Equally funny is the combination of signs in the following picture:

Deer crossing

D800, ISO100, 1/500 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 50mm

And there were still a good number of more signs, funny or not, that I didn’t have in my collection.
But the one that stole the prize… Really… I mean… REALLY!!! The one that stole the prize was this one:

Sign warning for Bigfoot crossing the street

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm

I get it… In a country like the United States of America you have to make sure you’re covered against any possible law suit by people who are trying to squeeze money out of the most impossible things. But seriously.
I do believe the possibility of a creature like “Bigfoot” existing. As I do believe that there’s something swimming around in Lochness. Smoke… fire… too many sightings of the things to be just a fable.
But you’re just making a total fool out of yourself by putting that text under the sign. There’s no explaining text under any wildlife sign. I’ve seen horse signs, deer signs, bighorn signs, moose signs, deaf and blind children signs, slow children signs, slow turkey signs… In other countries I’ve seen duck signs, owl signs, beaver signs, otter signs… No explanation needed. And then this…
Owwell… It gave us a good laugh (and some hilarious pictures after that 😀 ).


D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 50mm

We’ll stay with kids for a bit.
A few weeks ago I was asked to shoot some pictures for the first birthday of one of my friends’ kids.
I shot their wedding last year, just after the boy was born and it just keeps on surprising me how much kids change in their first year(s). I see it happen with my godson all the time.
I hadn’t seen this little boy in awhile and it just struck me. He looks wise beyond his years. So much more mature than just one year old.
He was a bit grumpy before dinner, but after dinner he was just the happiest little guy in the world!

Birthday boy

D700, ISO200, 1/4000 sec @ f/1.7, Nikkor 50mm

Birthday boy

D700, ISO200, 1/2000 sec @ f/2.4, Nikkor 50mm

Birthday boy

D700, ISO200, 1/750 sec @ f/3.3, Nikkor 50mm

And my absolute favorite (wouldn’t be surprised if that follows in Miss World‘s footsteps 😉 ):

Birthday boy

D700, ISO200, 1/1500 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm