Red, White and Blue by rich57

Red, White and Blue

Had to work properly today, and didn't get much time. Just enough to nip to the Post Office before dark. I liked the colours and different textures outside the PO (Farsley branch)
It looks like maybe the postie painted the blue without gloves and then opened the post box after!
Just re-uploaded this after a litte crop
A full days work? It gets dark at 4pm! :) Love the colours in this.
p.s The details say it was taken in 1970. Are you travelling back through space and time to take shots now? Now that's impressive.
November 24th, 2010  
love the colors! :) wish post offices here in NY looked as colorful
November 24th, 2010  
@artistmichelle Yeah that would be good! For some reason every shot I take with my DSLR has that date. There's probably some way of changing it but I can't be bothered to find out!
November 24th, 2010  
This one so jumped at me...love it!
November 24th, 2010  
@artistmichelle Oh and technically I'm still at work (now 5.30pm)
November 24th, 2010  
@rich57 You mean you're not travelling through space and time? *disappointed*
November 24th, 2010  
the color contrast is cool - definitely drawn to the red door. I don't know what it is, but weathered doors always seem to make for interesting photos. great shot.
November 24th, 2010  
@richwho The red door is a Royal Mail post box (it's got E.R. and the crown embossed on it).
November 24th, 2010  
these colors are so rich and vibrant! I looooooove it!!!
November 24th, 2010  
@rich57 oh yeah. i did notice that, especially being scaled by the door next to it, but the stone framing around it really gives it the appearance of a door.
November 24th, 2010  
Wow! Excellent composition and the colors just pop. Bet this gets to the popular page.
November 24th, 2010  
@richwho Yeah those stones are weirdly out of place!
November 24th, 2010  
and a little bit of white too red white and blue :) nice spot Rich
November 24th, 2010  
@rg37 Cheers, much better title!
November 24th, 2010  
Love the texture and primary colors of this shot. I know it is a post stop, but looks like a house a gnome would live in. Nice.
November 24th, 2010  
really nice shot and 1974 :-) lol
November 24th, 2010  
Love this - wonderful deep colours - and yes looks like the postie's been a mucky pup ...
November 24th, 2010  
Love it! A fav, its just simply stunning :-)
November 24th, 2010  
Love the colors!
November 24th, 2010  
Great shot!!
November 24th, 2010  
Very cool
November 24th, 2010  
Love this! It could be on a postcard!
November 24th, 2010  
Brilliant! Love the blue smudges on the red :-D
November 24th, 2010  
Beautiful shot. Great color.
November 24th, 2010  
Yup, GREAT colors!!
November 24th, 2010  
Amazing - instant fav!!!
November 24th, 2010  
Great shot,i love when shots shout out "Look at me" & this one does x
November 24th, 2010  
nice punchy colors! I like the blue hand marks on the postbox... :P
November 24th, 2010  
Brilliant....again...WOW! love your work
November 24th, 2010  
very nice- great natural textures and fabulous colors :)
November 24th, 2010  
love the brightness of the colors..... cool shot, richard....
November 24th, 2010  
Sweet find Rich
November 25th, 2010  
Absolutely amazing colour. :D
November 25th, 2010  
oh i LOVE the colors here, great find!!! i would totally stop and take a photo of this!
November 25th, 2010  
simply wonderful!
November 25th, 2010  
so COOL!
November 25th, 2010  
striking colors!
November 25th, 2010  
really great shot!
November 25th, 2010  
fantastic colours and with the time travel comments a little Dr Who :)
November 25th, 2010  
Nice. This simple shot works
November 25th, 2010  
Fantastic shot - such awesome bold colours.
November 25th, 2010  
How bizarre this paint job is--but I LOVE it. Fab shot!
November 25th, 2010  
NICE complimentary colors.
November 25th, 2010  
"Proper" work hey?! Where is the justice! Great shot - really like the vibrancy of these colours :)
November 25th, 2010  
you are really producing some amazing shots lately. It's something to do with the tones or the colouring but they are so dynamic. So you're round the post office again!! Someone here is def not a good painter, what a mess! Glad to know others stop by here in their 'work time' :-)
November 25th, 2010  
Love this one, great colours, textures and composition... fav for sure! I didn't even know it was one of yours, it caught my eye on the popular page...
November 25th, 2010  
Such a 'British' shot!
November 25th, 2010  
I really love UK postboxes. They make such a great photographic subject!
November 25th, 2010  
(scroll, scroll) This is awesome, Richard. Nice job!!!
November 25th, 2010  
THis is such a great picture! love the colors
November 26th, 2010  
wow!! amazing! I love this
November 26th, 2010  
Love love love this one !
November 26th, 2010  
Love the photo but this is the strangest paint job I've seen...maybe they will be back to paint the box red...what a mess!
November 26th, 2010  
So simple and cool!
November 26th, 2010  
Richard I forgot to tell you I love this! The most interesting post box I've seen!
November 26th, 2010  
i keep meaning to get back to this and comment when i have time. this was my favorite shot of the week. it really got me thinking about, and looking for color everywhere i went. i couldn't come close to finding something that popped like this though. faved.
November 27th, 2010  
Like it.

Made me think of the song"Blue, Red and Grey" by the who
November 27th, 2010  
Great pic! I love the colors. And I your comment made me laugh.
November 28th, 2010  
Well good find, very rich Rich.
November 28th, 2010  
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