Another Day, Another Picture of the Post Box

Post boxes are interesting, but only up to a point. Of themselves they are simply designed and practical containers with a minimum of ornament and a uniform distinctive colour. Where they are can be interesting of course. Notwithstanding the above, I have nevertheless created an album devoted to my not inconsiderable output of post box pictures. I had no idea until now just how fixated I had become. Nikon D3s + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF-D lens. I think the 50mm lenses are the best for photographing post boxes. Indeed, they may be the best for photographing any subject.


Nikon D3s + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF-D lens.

Post Box with Ivy

Nikon D2Xs + Nikkor 50mm f/2 AI lens.


Nikon D2Xs with a Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm lens.

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Before e-mail. Before mobile phones. Before those telephones with flex and dials. When children in primary schools were routinely given lessons in letter-writing, and then encouraged to put their new skills into practice by actually sending a letter which would be slotted into one of these as the first step in remote communication.

The Love Building

Designed by John James & Partners and constructed in 1998. Now occupied by a major TV station. The building follows cues from the Pompidou in Paris but is even more avant garde.

Stamped Mail

Nikon D2Xs and Tokina SD 50-135mm f/2.8 DX AT-X Pro lens.


Canon EOS 40D + Soligor C/D 28mm Wide-Auto f/2.8 lens. The field of view of a 28mm wide-angle lens on a Canon crop sensor camera is 45mm. You get a standard lens experience but with the depth-of-field advantages a wide-angle lens provides.

Royal Mail

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