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tokengirl

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« on: August 02, 2010, 09:37:02 PM »

That's how big the smallest free-standing post office in America is.



I have driven by this little post office so many times on my way to and from Everglades City to go fishing.  I had thought about photographing it many times, but could never really imagine an approach.  Forget it, I thought, there are probably enough pictures of it already.

And then I built a pinhole camera, the "Un-Leica 67", as I like to call it.  Finally, I had the right tool for what seemed like an impossible task of capturing the smallness and vintage of The Little Post Office That Could.  It's been a post office since 1953, when the "real" post office burned to the ground.  I think it was used as a storage shed before being commandeered by the USPS.

I think I will print this photo postcard-sized, and mail it to myself from that post office.  Full circle.
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 10:00:47 PM »

Delightful!

And excellent use of "appropriate technology."

Eric

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John R Smith

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010, 08:38:21 AM »

Claire

This is a lovely print. I thought as soon as I looked at it that it must be pinhole. I really like the idea of mailing a postcard of this shot from the post office. How about a whole series of different PO shots on the pinhole, each one mailed to yourself, and then frame each one in its stamped and franked form? The ultimate limited edition!

John
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2010, 12:08:29 PM »

Quote from: tokengirl
That's how big the smallest free-standing post office in America is.
Great mood!  Please, please:  try a gentle sepia tone conversion with it!
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010, 04:15:52 PM »

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Great mood!  Please, please:  try a gentle sepia tone conversion with it!
I think that's an excellent suggestion.

Eric


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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2010, 04:21:10 PM »

Great shot. The vignetting works well here. Not sure I agree with adding a sepia tone. I like it the way it is.
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