Happy SUNday! – pictures at the post office

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.

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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.

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Getting a grip on history – the front doorknob before restoration. Image from January 2014. Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC-W170.

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Lamppost base – cast iron. Taken in January 2014. Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC-W170.

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Lamppost details.

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You have mail. Post office mailbox. Such beautiful detail. January 2014. Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC-W170.

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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.

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Ink stained wood tabletop from where the inkwell was. January 2014. Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC-D170.

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Postmaster’s office ca. 1911. January 2017. Camera: Samsung Galaxy S4.

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Metal, glass, and wood. My Yashica Pentamatic on the upstairs wood (heart pine) floor. January 2015. Camera: Samsung Galaxy S4.

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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

Chris

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under construction – Happy SUNday v2

A new house on the beach on Amelia Island.

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First images from my new to me old Nikon D800.

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Memorial Day Weekend traffic on Amelia Island at the beach.

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Can you spot the lizard?

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Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Camera: Nikon D800 with Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm f/ 2.8D zoom lens.

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Happy SUNday!

Yashica just like many other camera makers used a variety of marketing ideas to promote their line of cameras and company. Yashica employed the services of what I call him ‘Yashica Sailor Boy’ since around 1962.

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Yashica marketing used the ‘Yashica Sailor Boy’ and his new camera for a deck of playing cards.

From 1981, with the introduction of the new Yashica Auto Focus Motor (also known as the Yashica 5 Star Auto Focus Motor) 35mm compact point & shoot camera, came this version of their marketing icon. Here the ‘Sailor Boy’ is depicted as the nursery rhyme character ‘Wee Willie Winkie’ telling the world about Yashica’s newest camera.

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More about the camera can be found in a previous post.

Here’s another post with a detailed view of the various Yashica cameras in the early 1980s.

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful (and safe) day! – Chris

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Happy SUNday! – Up is Down

 

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I finally found the “Fountain of Youth” only to find it closed!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Scenes from a day trip to St. Augustine, Florida a long time ago.

Have a great and safe day. Be sure to pop on over to my camera shops at http://www.ccstudio2380.com and at https://www.ebay.com/str/auntfotosphotography

Chris

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Happy SUNday! – Mother’s Day Memories

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My mom and me at Jensen Beach, Florida in December 1976. Photo by Carol with my Yashica TL Electro X on Kodak Ektachrome color slide film. Always thinking of you especially on this day.

Have a beautiful and safe day everyone. Thanks for stopping by. – Chris

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Happy SUNday! – Toy Trains

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Lionel locomotives from the 1950s.

Have a beautiful day and be safe! – Chris

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Happy SUNday! – bluejeans and cameras

Happy Sunday everyone – I hope y’all are safe, happy, and with your families.

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This was taken in early 2015 shortly after a walkabout with my Yashica Pentamatic S and Yashica 135mm lens. There’s nothing quite like an outing with a favorite camera (c. 1961) and an old pair of comfortable jeans (c. 1999).

Shot with my then Samsung Galaxy S4 in natural light. This pic was recently favored on my Flickr photostream by a visitor to my site. It reminds me that we leave a long electronic trail on the internet (so be careful what you post).

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com – Chris

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Happy SUNday! – Hosed

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Hose and faucet outside the Starbucks drive-thru… yes, I went to Starbucks! LOL

Have a great day and stay safe! – Chris

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