US Postal Mailbox out in the rural community of Bonsall, San Diego.
Bonsall is but one of the names held by this area of the county near Fallbrook. Originally Mt. Fairgood and then Osgood after a chief engineer of the Southern Railroad Survey, the area underwent a naming contest of sorts in 1889.
When a petition called for it to be renamed Reed, Favorite or Bonsall, after a retired minister who developed a fruit tree industry here, James Bonsall.
Today it remains a rural area with a 2-acre per home development requirement and its proximity to San Luis Rey Downs Thoroughbred Training Center makes it popular with the horsy set.
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rodalvas (641) 2005-02-27 17:48
I like this pleasant and calm composition. Maybe a slightly lower POV could have been used to isolate the mailbox from the horizon.
BAKO (1689) 2005-02-27 18:09
It is really lookin nice
i like it :)
Thanks for shareing Joseph.
maphoto (8082) 2005-02-27 18:22
Very nice photo, great sharness and wonderful light, original, I like it, nice landscape, well seen.
alvaraalto (6177) 2005-02-27 18:52
This simple scene is really worth to show. The picture has a fine composition and good colours. The picture is sharp, almost too sharp.
Cougar (1752) 2005-02-27 22:25
Very good composition. Nice colours. I like the mailbox, contrasting with the blue and the brun of the field.
jinju (14265) 2005-02-27 22:31
Its a very peaceful composition with some very intense colors.
naret (826) 2005-02-28 2:28
I get the feeling of rural area in this picture. I agree with rodalvas for the POV. However, the sharpness and detail are very good.
jp80 (8443) 2005-02-28 2:54
"You've got mail baby" ! I like this composition Joseph. This mail bos seems lost in the fields, it's hard to convince myself somebody is living there, due to the croping of the picture. Colors are great, sky too. Congratulation !
puister (570) 2005-02-28 9:03
Hi Joseph, A great picture of a common subject. Wonderful background.
Wirraway (1985) 2005-02-28 9:57
Good composition on this image Joseph, color
and exposure is perfect. top job
Hanssie (10463) 2005-02-28 15:47
Just a postal mailbox, but the colours, sharpness and light are really good in this simple shot, I also like your angle chosen, great shot, Joseph !
bullybeef53 (3363) 2005-02-28 15:51
this photograph is near perfect , very sharp , well positioned , and a great angle. I am impressed by most of your photographs . You take a great photograph , jim
imoko (397) 2005-03-05 22:38
Blue, brown, green Contoras is a very beautiful photograph like the one scene of the movie.
I liked this photograph very much in the photograph where the earth in the
United States was symbolized
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-03-27 21:23
Classic shot Joseph;
Photo such as this should be turned into a stamp celebrating Americana. Hahaha...
Superb composition, and colors. I think maybe a tad oversharpened though, seems to have brought in a touch of noise? Regardless, a small issue on an otherwise flawless shot.
bscheller (56) 2005-03-29 10:50
this photograph, in my mind, helps me create that myth of a rural simply life.
its got that country charm to it. the old beat up mailbox and the splendid, earth rich hill in the back, and of course the gravel road(?) in the foreground that isnt as visible but still is there...
thanks alot for sharing
dolin (15703) 2005-04-08 5:47
Interesting format, good framing, nice light and colors and good angle of view.
Good landscape on the back, great capture.
(I come back for the smile)
MvS (4163) 2005-04-11 17:20
Classic American mailbox paced in a nice composition. Colours are great.
Gregtom (7167) 2005-04-14 3:39
Hello, Joseph! It is a very nicely composed rural landscape. Colors are vivid and clear. You really hit the mark using polarizer. I prepared a workshop with reduced noise. Hope You will like it.
KiwiRob (254) 2005-06-19 2:09
Excellent image, the square format really makes the shot. Excellent composition, great colours, it's a really nice country image.
sharkattack (268) 2005-06-19 19:25
I have only one word for this shot........SUPERB.......
azadys (717) 2005-07-12 3:11
Hi Dear Joseph.
it's really great shot. i like the composition, i think the framing is to large. but completely is nice shot.
thx for sharing
- Copyright: Joseph Farace (jmfarace) (342)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200, 58mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-27 16:45
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