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Big Spring Mailboxes

The Big Spring Creek originates -- seeps out from some rocks--- and travels 7 miles to the Conodoguinet Creek. It is a beautiful shallow creek famous for trout fishing, ( One British General brought a part of his army here some 300 years ago--to guard him from the (American) indians while he fished.) AT this point the creek spreads out into a small lake and then tumbles over a man made waterfall-- some thru a water wheel formerly used to grind grain.

As you can see, there are some lovely homes along the lake--- but the mail man will only drive so far to deliver. Thus-- and typical--- a rack of mail boxes!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Nov 2011 - 10:29 PM
Focal Length:20mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Big Spring Mailboxes
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:28 Nov 2012 - 12:14 AM
Tags:General, Humor, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism
Votes:65
Voters:RonnieAG · gajewski · annettep38 · arnieg · AnneWorner · gwynn56 · Irishkate · cptdaniel · Daisymaye · RWPhotoGraphix · LynneJoyce · Hermanus · jaktis · CarolG · Ade_Osman · morpheus1955 · RysiekJan · barbarahirst · fentiger · saeidNL · CaroleS · gazlowe · johnriley1uk · rpba18205 · mrswoolybill · NDODS · MalcolmM · woolybill1 · Badgerfred · EMJAYCEE · akh · Maiwand · jdinne · Alan_Baseley · Chinga · AnnChown · Fefe · Herge88 · Joline · GillyB · budapestbill · exposure · FeatherFriend · EAS · Tibetan · Rock · SlowSong · gary_d · andylea · Greyheron · tomcat · marktc · pluckyfilly · jennialexander · ValSaxby · cabbie · canonfan · brownsilent · paulb20 · pamelajean · Big_Beavis · pascalg · jasonrwl · NeilWigan · Glostopcat ·
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Unique Views:81

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 12:20 AM

Jenn,
This is a wonderful representation of rural PA in the autumn.
Thanks for including your fascinating commentary -- placing this in historic context.
-=\Walter

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 12:20 AM

A lovely autumn scene, Jenn, but these mail boxes look sort of vulnerable stuck out there: they make a very different sort of f/g detail to most such images.
Ronnie.

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 12:20 AM

a fine composition. bet the different character of the mailboxes expresses well the characters of their owners.

AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 12:29 AM

Americana! Just wonderful to view Jenn - we have something similar in Jonah (a small town east of us), but all the boxes are the same - these are much more enjoyable.

Anne

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 12:30 AM

@Ronnie--- it is a heafty fine should one tamper with the mail----

Also these are not on a main road! They are located here just off a dirt track so the mail person can fill them from his car and turn around!

Last Modified By taggart at 28 Nov 2012 - 12:32 AM
Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 12:42 AM

What a lovely image of your locale.
Yes I thought like Ronnie that anybody could lift the mail boxes!
The mixed colours look so good with autumn trees and leaves.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 1:38 AM

What a lovely place. Well captured........Sandy

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 3:18 AM

This is a delight, so very typically North American in character, and with a lovely write up too.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Nov 2012 - 4:04 AM

What a great idea to save the mailman time and money Smile Great info on the photo as well Jenn !

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 5:39 AM

Undoubtedly one of yours Jenn Wink

Ade

RysiekJan
RysiekJan Plus Member 8155 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 - 7:07 AM

Very interesting and well presented image and commentary.

Richard

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 7:45 AM

Not a scene you would see in the UK with your unique mails boxes. A fine and informative composition.

Albert

saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 7:53 AM

It is a very good composition and the presentation is grand.
saeid

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 460 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 7:54 AM

From neat and tidy to a rusty hunk, what a variety of mailboxes providing that foreground interest. Thank you for the background information too!
Carole

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8621 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1150 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 8:53 AM

Surreal! Laid out so neatly in a row. I like the fact each box has its own personality.
A very attractive record of social history.
Moira

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43843 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 8:53 AM

A fantastic composition, one which has clearly been thought through and executed.

Regards Nathan

woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 8:57 AM

Simply delightful!
Bill

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
28 Nov 2012 - 9:04 AM

Super image Jenn, like the colours and your composition,
Fred.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 9:17 AM

This, together with your write up, gives us a lovely insight to life in rural USA.
Joan.

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 9:59 AM

Lovely picture book shot of rural America Jennn. Just as we see it on films/video's etc. Looks idylic.GrinGrin
Ron

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
28 Nov 2012 - 11:19 AM

Love your write up Jenn, adds to this wonderful image.

John

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 - 11:59 AM

GrinGrinGrin
What fun! Well spotted! Has the one in the left lost the "door" ?
Excellent compo. IB

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 12:00 PM

A picturesque row of mailboxes - so beautiful.
Ann

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 12:12 PM

Great image................... If we had one of these mailboxes it would never get emptied..........I hate junk mailWinkTongueTongue
Diane

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 12:29 PM

@Chinga--- the box at the very left is for newspaper-- It is NOT an official USMAIL box and the mail carrier does NOT use it--- A paper delivery person will slip the newspaper in the box--- It would haave been supplied by whatever paper is delivered there---

Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 12:59 PM

Yes, so typical of RFD. I shall take a photo of our group sometime...yours are much more picturesque!

GillyB
GillyB Plus Member 9317 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 2:13 PM

Lovely detail, crisp and clear .... excellent record of rural life Smile

gill

budapestbill
budapestbill Plus Member 6budapestbill vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 2:27 PM

There's so much variation in your work and choice of subject matter. It also seems that the lighting is very condusive to capturing excellent pictures, as always.

Tom

exposure
exposure Plus Member 102179 forum postsexposure vcard England
28 Nov 2012 - 2:55 PM

Lovely mailbox detail & colour & beautiful scenery Jennn & great information...
Bonny is on a diet as from todaySmile
Pauline.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 3:08 PM

Great shot and always interesting to read your write up Jenn, lovely work,
Geoff.

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 3:29 PM

Great colours and even one especially suited to all those RAS members on epz!

Ann

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
28 Nov 2012 - 3:35 PM

Glad you explained why they were altogether Jenn, I did think it funny seeing them like that!, do the paper boys still hurl the papers up the drive!, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64904 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 3:51 PM

I love these mailboxes. We don't have them over here but they're so pretty. Easy to break into though or steal I would have thought.
x

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 4:15 PM

Nice to live in a place where you can trust your mail left in such a vulnerable place, they do add a quirky foreground to a lovely image. - gary

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96227 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 5:57 PM

Seems like a splendid place Jenn

You do live in one of the most beautiful parts of the States

Adrian

marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 6:31 PM

Lovely setting Jenn, this just would not happen in the UK, and we see these mailboxes on the TV... A great shot and narrative.,

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8325 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 7:19 PM

The same applies in Aus I have a friend living there, possibly the reason in Aus is the distance between dwellings, good shot Jenn

canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 - 9:49 PM

Delightful image Jenn
Jim

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 11:24 PM

Lovely display of mail boxes, so very American. Thank you also for the nice description of the creek.
Johanna

NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 9:30 AM

Iconic American scene.

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