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photoblog image From The Odds Folder 9/9

From The Odds Folder 9/9

 

Red Post Box

 

The final image in this series from my Odds Folder is of a local postbox in the nearby village of Osgathorpe from where I have featured a few images before. 

 

It is interesting to note that it dates back to the reign of Queen Victoria.  I processed the image through Tint Photo Editor picking out only the red of the box and then used Topaz via CS3 to bring more contrast into the final image.

From The Odds Folder 9/9

 

Red Post Box

 

The final image in this series from my Odds Folder is of a local postbox in the nearby village of Osgathorpe from where I have featured a few images before. 

 

It is interesting to note that it dates back to the reign of Queen Victoria.  I processed the image through Tint Photo Editor picking out only the red of the box and then used Topaz via CS3 to bring more contrast into the final image.

comments (14)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Apr 2011, 07:07
It's amazing how many of these VR boxes are still around Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chris, this is a tiny village not far from us.
The Victorians made things to last. There are many perjorative comments made about the Victorian legacy ... but the contemporary
replacements have, in many many cases, got little to reccomend them.
Brian Walbey: Couldn't agree more with your sentiments Richard.
They have great charm these old boxes. Your treatment has worked well Brian
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Bill.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Apr 2011, 09:55
I think it would look better if it was all colour as I presume the warmth of the bricks/stone would tone down the brightness of the red and compliment it. We have a similar postbox in our village - they look lovely but are totally impractical if you want to post anything bigger than a standard letter! See my second ever post from 2007 http://anniedog.shutterchance.com/photoblog/too_big_/
Brian Walbey: Just playing about again with this one Ingrid. I do like your shot of the box in your village, it is delightful. I wonder if that letter ever got to its intended recipient.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 14 Apr 2011, 10:05
One wonders just what drama in the written word has passed through this box.
Brian Walbey: All sorts of drama has no doubt passed through there Chad.
Very interesting to read how you made this Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Stanley.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Apr 2011, 13:32
Classic
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Apr 2011, 13:50
I like the mix of brick and stone in the wall. It looks like one of those boxes which is impossible to get an A4 envelope in it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. We couldn't get our census form through even the box at our post office without bending it over, such is modernity.
The old Victorian postbox makes a simple but attractive shot. Cast Iron is a wonderful material.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is far more attractive than a modern box John and just right for the little old village it is in.
It's a good image Brian,almost looks like it's painted on the wall! They do make good subjects the older the better.
Brian Walbey: Yes Frank, and may it be there many more years yet.
Your processing really makes the red pop, Brian. Well done!

Are those collection times still applicable today?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly. Yes round our way, town and village alike, it is one collection only Monday to Saturday and none on Sunday, that's 21st.century Great Britain for you.
Nicely done, Brian - I was thinking of doing a post box as part of my Victoria series.
Brian Walbey: I look forward to that then Tom.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Apr 2011, 21:17
Nice piece of selective colouring Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike.
  • Ray
  • Surin,Thailand
  • 15 Apr 2011, 12:17
Really like this pic, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.

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