Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A GLIMPSE OF MY TOWN TUESDAYS -- Foster, VA Post Office

27 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/15
Aperture Setting - f-22 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 24mm
Polarizer Filter
Scanning Method - Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanner

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A heartfelt thanks for all of your very kind comments on yesterday’s photo. If I didn’t have dial up I’d thank all of you personally like so many bloggers do, but I can’t. Anyway, I wasn’t particularly thrilled with the photo I posted, and didn’t even check my comments all day yesterday. So, you all really put a smile on this photographer’s face this morning when I read your compliments. Thank you.

Today’s shot is of the Foster Post Office. It sits at the cross roads of Rt. 14 and 660. There is only room for a couple of cars at a time to pull in and pull right out again and yet while I was there many customers showed up. I had a hard time getting my shots in with all of their vehicles coming and going. I had mine pulled as far up as possible so as not to get into the frame. I did get to say Hi to the friendliest folks, too, as they came and went.

The NO PARKING sign belongs to the yard that sets right next to the post office. My guess is that folks use their drive way when the lot at the post office is filled.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Shazeen Samad said...

LOvely sky here micki.. Love it

10:00 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

perfect exposure....beautiful color and sharpness....love the cloud...btw happy new year to u and yr family:-))

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Another quaint country scene captured beautifully.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Still said...

I like a lot your series about post-offices... An unusual vision of the states for the european...

5:17 PM  
Anonymous John said...

A nice slice of Americana.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. I like the sky, clouds and fall colours in this one. I notice that you used a wide angled lens and that you have the same effect in your photo that I get with my 17-35mm lens ... that is, that part of the image on the edges tend to look 'turned up'. I'm sure there's a technical term for this but I don't know it.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Very nice shot, Micki. Good colors. I really like these "Glimpse of My Town Tuesdays".

6:47 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Wow now THAT looks like a great day to be alive. :)

8:18 PM  
Blogger WJWilson said...

Obviously one of our state of the art postal facilities. Great shot. Ya know, I just had to rub that lens in his face!

9:18 PM  
Blogger Don said...

A fine looking post office. May these wonderful places continue to exist forever! Fine shot.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a find! I love small post offices such as this. The building is so inviting, unlike the "cloned" post offices that seem to be taking over.
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11:48 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I would love to visit your area. It is very quaint and pretty.

11:52 PM  
Anonymous H.O said...

I love this mood and your living place :)

12:07 AM  
Anonymous DAVE said...

Finally comments are working.

Great pic. Don't see those PO often anymore.

12:23 AM  
Anonymous darr said...

Wonderful scene! Wish I could be there.

12:52 AM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

You really show the small town feel in your posts and this great shot is no exception. I love the sky and all the sharp colors.

1:39 AM  
Anonymous om said...

Lovely shot. great feel.

4:46 AM  
Anonymous tuan said...

so is this where all your ebay goodies get delivered?

Love your new scanner! very sharp and clean images.

5:50 AM  
Anonymous angie said...

i love this, micki :o) about as "small town" as it gets. i want to visit!

6:24 AM  
Blogger manju said...

Micki, thanks for sharing the beauty of your town !

6:38 AM  
Anonymous paul said...

Funny. I was wondering about a No Parking sign right in front of the post office! :-)

8:03 AM  
Anonymous sil said...

Like this a lot. So American. The colors are also beautiful. :)

8:42 AM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

I'm having ISSUES with comments and Blogger, grrrr... anyway, where do you find these rural settings in coastal Virginia lovely. BTW, slap that kid of mine around! :)

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Beautiful shot!

11:28 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

A beautifully crisp capture of this rural scene - you do have a way with post offices!

6:23 AM  
Anonymous John said...

The weather looks good, nice feel to this shot.

3:55 PM  

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