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Photos of Letters

Updated on March 23, 2014

Photographs of Letters

I've had heaps of fun photographing numbers (see link below).

Now I'm trying my hand at letters.

My latest find is below, followed by all photos to date in, um, alphabetical order.

Let me know what you think!

M is for ... - You know what!

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photo letter M Mcdonalds art deco building

I hate what this M stands for, but I love this photo. So, should I use it or not? I'd really appreciate your view in the poll below. Thanks a lot!

M is ALSO for ... - Mesmerising.

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Few could argue this is a riveting performance.

Your View

Which M should I use?

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A is for ... - A funny thing happened on the way to the forum.

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Standing room is becoming just ... room.

B is for ... - Buggered if I know!

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It's early days, but I can already see a theme developing. Why are these letters getting nailed up all over the joint?!

E is for ... - Entertainment.

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I found this E under my seat at Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre. Next to it is one of the sparkly smileys Carrie Fisher cast into the audience at the start of her Wishful Drinking show. It was fun.

F is for ... - Fonetic spelling.

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One of the blokes from Masterchef (the English one, I think) has a swish restaurant called Fenix. This is his F.

N is for ... - Nearly there.

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Our author was either slow, bored, interrupted or ill-equipped. Notwithstanding the wooden performance, we get the idea.

P is for ... - Push off!

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To me, this sign says: 'I'm NOT a P, but I did see one go thataway! Now push off and stop bothering me.'

Put up or shut up?

In my other lens (Photos of Numbers - see below for link) I don't have written descriptions. But in this lens, I do. My question to you is:

What would you rather see?

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R is for ... - Reach for the sky.

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I almost did my neck getting this shot. Whoever hides these letters has a weird sense of humour!

S is for ... - Saved in the nick of time.

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Judging from the T on the other side of this smashed sign, I think this was an old taxi depot. It's since been a video hire place and a bric-a-brac shop. I love the deep blue sky in this shot. And how the ragged cloud seems to mirror the shattered plastic. Very happy!

Quick Quiz

Are you having fun yet?

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W is for ... - Wealth of detail.

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Sometimes you just find letters lying in the street. I'm quite partial to a bit of cast iron. Especially when you have underlying corrosion buffed to a sheen by pedestrian traffic. And a little verdigris on the edges is a bonus.

Z is for ... - Zounds!

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I don't know why this Z was tacked onto a gum tree, but it was. Nor does the naval-style triangulation ring any bells (tee hee). I welcome your theories.

What do YOU think?

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @sirkeystone lm: Ha! Well if you need a camera, I needen't tell you that you can buy one exactly like mine from this very lens! :)

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      sirkeystone lm 6 years ago

      I suppose you realize, now I have to get a better camera and start doing this too... ;)

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @ideadesigns: That's one of the nicest things you can say to me. I'm so pleased. Thank you! :)

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      ideadesigns 6 years ago

      You are an inspiration to me. Love your series of photos. I'm thinking of all kinds of letters that could be found.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: Good question, Darcie! You could say I'm ... stumped! :)

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      What the phudge is that Z doing there?

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @Amy Fricano: Not THAT'S a comment! Fanks a lot! :)

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      Amy Fricano 6 years ago from WNY

      "F" is the FUNNIEST for me. Fenix-fonics is not only fotogenenic, it is a phasciniting! Naturally, phabulous. Some one PARK me, bephore I get on a roll.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @DecoratingEvents: Thanks very much, Mandee! For your comment and your vote. Best regards, P. :)

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      DecoratingEvents 6 years ago

      I love this series! (as well as the numbers one).

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @GrowWear: You say the best things, Mimi! Thank you for looking, thinking and responding. I love your comments. :)

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Wonderful photo series, Paul. The unfinished "N" is most fascinating.

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @MargoPArrowsmith: Thnk you so much, Margo. It's hard to convey the encouragement I feel from kind comments like yours. Best regards, P. :)

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      adamnrave 6 years ago

      Just checking in for the latest. Love the 'E'. Keep them coming!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      What an amazing set of photographs! You are so creative to think of this. Wonderful lens! Thumbs up and standing ovation!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @adamnrave: You keep checking and I'll keep clicking. Thanks, Ad! :)

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @anonymous: But you're BIG on spirit, Tipi. Thanks for sharing the hope I have for this lens. I reckon it's a goer. Best regards, P. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This will grow into a large letters lens (LLL for short people;)

      I'm short!!!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @Tarra99: I'm so pleased I could deliver. In fact, I've just updated my links module to introduce a THIRD project. This could be the start of something really exciting. Thank you for your constant support. :)

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      I was hoping you'd do the alphabet after the numbers...this is cool! I'm a fan!

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @adamnrave: Thanks heaps, Ad; I always love to get your visit and views. I'll keep them coming alright. I'm thinking of collecting the whole set! I'm sure the meanings will forthcome in due course. Best regards, P. :)

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      adamnrave 6 years ago

      Fabulous idea, and highly entertaining Paul. I will watch, as usual, with great interest. Keep them coming. What do all those letters mean??? Great stuff. :-)

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @delia-delia: Thank you very much for saying so! I do have a good feeling about this one. Stand by for new images! Best regards, P. :)

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Hello from a Squidoo Greeter! very interesting idea for a lens...

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      Paul Hassing 6 years ago

      @WildFacesGallery: That is a great thought, thank you! I dream of making a living from my art, and that could be a great step towards it. Many thanks for your kind comment. :)

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      This is a clever lens. I'm an artist who travels doing art fairs and there are a few photographers who create large collections of letter (some not actual letters but structure from letter shape) and then sell them individually so people can create whatever words they want with them like their name or whatever. Is quite successful. Just a thought. :)