I haven’t posted my typical ‘Happy SUNday!’ posts in a while given the depressing situation here in the US and as far as the pandemic is concerned, the world. The state that I live in and call home is Florida and it’s been my home for the most part since late 1971.
One of my favorite places to photograph is the local post office here on Amelia Island, the Fernandina Beach post office (Zip 32034). Built in 1911, this beautiful building is a hoot to explore as it’s filled with all sorts of historic details inside and out. So here’s a short photo essay of some of my best shots taken with a wide variety of cameras over the years.
Taken in August 2016 when the building was undergoing a complete restoration. Camera and film: Fujipet (1958 model) 120 roll film camera taking 6x6cm images on Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 film.
Getting a grip on history – the front doorknob before restoration. Image from January 2014. Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC-W170.
Lamppost base – cast iron. Taken in January 2014. Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC-W170.
You have mail. Post office mailbox. Such beautiful detail. January 2014. Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC-W170.
Vintage Yashicaflex AS-II twin-lens reflex camera from 1954 photographed on a vintage table in the post office. January 2015. Camera: Samsung Galaxy S4.
Ink stained wood tabletop from where the inkwell was. January 2014. Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC-D170.
Postmaster’s office ca. 1911. January 2017. Camera: Samsung Galaxy S4.
Metal, glass, and wood. My Yashica Pentamatic on the upstairs wood (heart pine) floor. January 2015. Camera: Samsung Galaxy S4.
Post-restoration of the ca. 1911 post office. January 2017. Camera and film: Fujica GW-690 Professional (1978 model) 120 roll film camera producing 6x9cm negatives. Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 film.
It’s been a while since I’ve photographed the post office. I’ve got some new to me cameras so it’s time to go for a photo walkabout.
Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day and be sure to visit my Etsy camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com and my eBay store at https://www.ebay.com/str/auntfotosphotography
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