Pillar Box by helenhall

Pillar Box

Mail box, Post box, Letter box. I got a little confused with the February word 'Mailbox' and whether a Post box would suffice. Our letters are generally delivered through a letter box in the UK and mail boxes are unusual.

Alongside my confusion, I had a get pushed challenge from Val - "I see youre making your way nicely through the February Words. For your Challenge, how about taking "Contrast" from the 27th"

I saw this postbox when out yesterday, and was struck by the light and shade on the side of the box and wondered if that would give me the contrast needed to fulfil the brief.

I haven't done this challenge justice. But I ran out of time and ideas and the next challenge is due.
@valpetersen in response to your challenge for combining February word for today, with contrast. It is the best I could come up with I am afraid.
February 28th, 2021  
There's lots of contrast here and I like that you've just picked out a small part of the post/mail box.
February 28th, 2021  
Lovely colour and details.
February 28th, 2021  
Great intense red and special light. Fav
February 28th, 2021  
overthinking lol,
February 28th, 2021  
I know a former postie, he insists these are pillar boxes !!! nice Reds !
February 28th, 2021  
@phil_howcroft well yes, I guess you are right. Pillar box it is then. I might show him some respect and change my title.
February 28th, 2021  
thats a collectors item :)
February 28th, 2021  
@kali66 I stand guilty as accused.
February 28th, 2021  
@helenhall helen :) Nice one, I was a Christmas postie back in the day (students could get an Xmas job as postie's because of the large volume of post), my late father was a postie too !
February 28th, 2021  
just shows you are a meticulous, conscientious person :)
February 28th, 2021  
Great POV.
February 28th, 2021  
I quite like this Helen
February 28th, 2021  
Wonderful crop and colour.
February 28th, 2021  
Love your narrative, you made my Sunday night! Great shot, of whatever you wanna call that “box” .
March 1st, 2021  
I like this. Looks as though it has been painted many times over the years.
Had a thought about its name, when I lived in the UK it was always a letter box to me, I guess because we also had letter boxes on our front doors. When we came to Australia though we post our letters in a post box and collect our mail in the mail box. We don't have letter boxes in our front doors here, our mail boxes are outside on our front lawn. So I guess I use all three versions
March 1st, 2021  
As Babs said, down under we post off our letters in a post box but unlike Babs my mail arrives in the letterbox. We are all different aren't we.
March 1st, 2021  
@helenhall nailed the challenge I'd say - fab contrast of light & shade. I had a week that swept past too quickly too - but all bringing us closer to end if Lockdown, hopefully!
March 1st, 2021  
Helen, I hope your day isn't too hectic for you (but take your time in getting me my challenge...it can wait). My challenge for you is to get a picture from ground level...a worm's eye view shot, if you will. Good luck and happy shooting!
March 1st, 2021  
A super close up shot
March 1st, 2021  
At first sight, I thought this was your entry for the first day of rainbow month - would be a perfect fit. I really like how you're filling the picture.
March 1st, 2021  
Pillar box red. Love it.
March 1st, 2021  
Ooo, that luscious red. And the shadows give it a wonderful contrast. I love the textures...looks like the box has received layers of paint over the years...what stories it could tell!
March 3rd, 2021  
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