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April Squares: Top Shots, A Postbox

ISO 25 f/2.2 1/103sec 4.2mm

Day 21, find other responses here.

Date and Location of Photo: April 10, 2019, St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall. St. Michael’s Mount is a National Trust property, an island that is beautiful and scenic. Usually photos from the area are more like this one. But it also has this postbox! It’s a Queen Victoria cypher, a monarch whose postboxes are still fairly common and in use today. I developed a bit of an obsession for postboxes in my four years here, going as far as to make a trip into London to locate a rare, still in use, Edward VIII box. A replica Elizabeth II box, a Christmas gift, will be our new postbox once we move and get it installed.

Thoughts on the Edit: This postbox has a lot of character having been exposed to the elements for years, so I kept the edits pretty basic. In a nod to its location, I’ve used the Luminar Look, A Day at the Beach.

April Squares, an Explanation:

When Becky announced that the April Squares theme was going to be “top”, I thought it over and then sent her a message, then pitched my idea. She was open to my theme within the theme and the result is my response to the April Squares challenge.

I move a lot and I have a move pending. I’ve lived here in England for about four years and will be heading to the United States. Exact dates to be determined, given the current world situation, details have yet to be worked out. My April Squares is a “top shots” reflection on the last four years. Each square represents some moment or place that was meaningful to me. They are in chronological order moving forward in time. I’m attempting to post every day. All photos will be edited in Luminar 3. I hope you enjoy following along, I’ve enjoyed the process of creating. Your comments and thoughts are welcome below.



18 thoughts on “April Squares: Top Shots, A Postbox

  1. We have three Edward VIII postboxes in the west end of Glasgow, plus far more Victorian and Edwardian ones than I expected. I started looking at postboxes when I was researching suffragette activities and got hooked too. We don’t have any Elizabeth II boxes in Scotland, because she’s only Elizabeth I here, so the modern ones have no royal initials.


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