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I found these Fallout Shelter signs scattered throughout Boston.

I found these Fallout Shelter signs scattered throughout Boston.

Either these signs are relics of the cold war or a series of well done street artists. Either way I really liked them as a focus of my photos. If I had more time I would have hunted down more of them (I only found two).

This photo had the challenge of exposure. I wanted to have the sign either properly exposed or slightly under exposed with the building in the background almost full exposed. It took me about seven tried to get the final result above, the difficulty was going into manual mode on my camera while wearing gloves. I could have taken the gloves off but it was cold the day I was out.

When I uploaded the photo to my computer I noticed the very unfortunate lens flare in the center of the sign, I suppose it could serve as part of the photos but it bothers me to no end.

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My Favorite Sign

This is by far my favorite sign.

This is by far my favorite sign.

I was talking about signs with my friends the other day and it occurred to me that I never put this particular gem online. There is so much about it that is rewarding to the reader, mostly it is the santa hat.

This is why I travel.

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It is the small sign that matters.

It is the small sign that matters.

Locally one of the main endangered species is the California Tiger Salamander. Most of the time the thought of endangered species elicits pandas, polar bears or spotted owls. For me it is a small black salamander that does not know where it should live.

We are told that it only lives on the other side of the freeway from our house, yet I see it occasionally in our yard or even sitting under the garage door. I know that it has single handedly blocked several constructions projects over the last few years, which is odd since it seems to be doing just fine after the construction.

I was then surprised when at the San Francisco Academy of Sciences I saw this sign (not the Mass Extinction one) and finally found out what was threatening the poor tasty little salamanders.

Dinosaurs.

I always had a suspicion it was them, being the most endangered species of them all they attempt to take out others on the list so that only dinosaurs remain. Some may claim that they are in fact extinct, but as you cannot prove a negative they could very well just be extremely endangered. I believe that they thrive in Northern California on a diet of tiger salamanders and Sebastapol Meadow Foam.

I bet they are non-native as well.

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