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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

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski 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 e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 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 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 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 e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 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 e2 Member 942 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 e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom71 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 e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 1:38 AM

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

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 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  1 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 e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 5:39 AM

Undoubtedly one of yours Jenn Wink

Ade

RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 7109 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 - 7:07 AM

Very interesting and well presented image and commentary.

Richard

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard 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  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 7:53 AM

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

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 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 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom879 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 e2 Member 32321 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 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 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 8:57 AM

Simply delightful!
Bill

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
28 Nov 2012 - 9:04 AM

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

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England9 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 e2 Member 7Maiwand 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 e2 Member 10jdinne vcard England
28 Nov 2012 - 11:19 AM

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

John

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga 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 e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 12:00 PM

A picturesque row of mailboxes - so beautiful.
Ann

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 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 e2 Member 942 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 e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 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 e2 Member 8313 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 e2 Member 5budapestbill 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  91304 forum posts 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 e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 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 e2 Member 5EAS vcard 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  1 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 e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 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 e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 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 e2 Member 85742 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 e2 Member 342 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 e2 Member 7282 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 e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 - 9:49 PM

Delightful image Jenn
Jim

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 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 e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2012 - 9:30 AM

Iconic American scene.

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