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U.S. Mail (Stagecoach or digital)

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U.S. Mail (Stagecoach or digital)
U.S. Mail (Stagecoach or digital)
The U.S Mail has gone through major changes ore the past 200 years from pony express, stagecoach, air & ground transport and is now facing the digital age.
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Emile Abbott
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    The original came from my archives when I was shooting with the Canon 20D in 2008. Original was taken at the Alamo Village Movie Set outside of Brackettville, Texas where many westerns have been made.


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6/27/2012 2:44:20 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Emile, wonder, by the way is today your birthday?


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6/27/2012 3:12:28 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Birthday was May 18, 1940. Today I am a few years older but still feeling funky and fine. Be back in the Rodeo Arena July 6 & 7th. I took the capture on my birthday in May however.


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6/27/2012 3:32:35 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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The Self Portrait capture at Stonehenge II I took on my BD in May. This one was July 4th 2008.


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6/27/2012 3:33:57 PM

 
Diane L. Thomas
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Well done. Ghost Mail Ride.


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6/27/2012 4:37:14 PM

 
Debbie Bray
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Holy smokes! You're on fire Emile!! Fabulous DD work!! May I be so kind as to ask you what program you are using??


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6/27/2012 5:02:56 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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This is positively "groovy" Emile! Wonderful work and I really like how it looks like a "ghost" rider! :-)


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6/27/2012 5:07:45 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Terrific DD work, Emile, love what you did with it.


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6/27/2012 6:24:21 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Love the colors and the pizzaz you put in this awesome image, Emile!!!


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6/27/2012 6:44:32 PM

 
Val Feldman
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The Pony Express gone psychedelic! Love the vibrant neon colors and the "ghosties" of drivers and passengers past. Terrific creative work, here, Emile! (and a pretty cool find, too...I'd like to check out Brackettville one of these days.)


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6/27/2012 7:44:51 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Emile,We still get our mail that way.Excellent capture my friend.Big storms in the valley tonight!!!


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6/27/2012 9:13:24 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Emile, my apologies, for missing your birthday, you really don't look your age lol


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6/27/2012 9:19:43 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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I just love the transformation and effects... well done Emile!


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6/28/2012 4:23:29 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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No sweat Stan as long as I keep waking up each day. Thanks Diane, Debbie, Joannie, Carol, Ellen, Val, Bobby and Stefania.


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6/28/2012 6:58:33 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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very original!


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6/28/2012 7:47:37 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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VERY COOL effects Emile, very expressive of our times, WTG!! <><


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6/28/2012 8:21:59 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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THANKS Tiia and Nancy


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6/28/2012 8:40:44 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Psychedelic! The PO is going up against some huge competition!


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6/28/2012 10:05:35 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Thanks Jill


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6/28/2012 1:44:22 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Great fun, Emile, very well done! It's attractive and compelling!

Debby


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6/28/2012 8:24:45 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Thanks Debby


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6/29/2012 10:25:43 AM

 
John Connolly
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Love your work here Emile! What an amazing image and theme entry! Well done!


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6/29/2012 1:44:06 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Thanks John.


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7/3/2012 2:36:42 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Great work, Emile! Big congratulations!


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7/30/2012 11:54:54 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Emile!

jo ann c.


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7/30/2012 12:06:44 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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WTG Emile, congrats on your "ghost rider" finalist!


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7/30/2012 12:16:14 PM

 
Diane L. Thomas
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Congrats. I knew this was a winner.


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7/30/2012 12:26:25 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist
Emile!

jo ann c.


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7/30/2012 12:27:45 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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On You VERY COOL Finalist Emile! I have used this filter from Smart Photo Editor and it really is dramatic. It worked perfectly with this one!!!

-Laura :D

P.S. So true about the mail service. The Pony Express is turning in their graves at the changes no doubt!


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7/30/2012 12:50:39 PM

 
Jill Odice
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CONGRATS Emile! I thought we would see this again :-)


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7/30/2012 1:11:46 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Emile,WTG my friend.Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!!!


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7/30/2012 2:03:27 PM

 
Husain Akhtar
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Excellent work and finalist - congratulations!


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7/30/2012 2:08:15 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Fab finalist, Emile! Congrats again!
Debby


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7/30/2012 4:28:02 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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This is so cool. WTG!! Deserving fantastic win, Emile!!!


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7/30/2012 5:10:27 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Not surprised! CONGRATS & good luck, Emile!


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7/30/2012 5:54:16 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Outstanding! Fantastic! Congratulations!


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7/30/2012 6:00:18 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Thanks all I will comment again when I get my computer (broken on 1st day of vacation) back and back to Texas. Having a great time in Canada however. Emile


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7/30/2012 8:49:49 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Gosh, Emile. Bummer to hear that! See you around again when you get back home! Safe travels!!! HAVE FUN taking photos of our great land up here!!!

-Laura :D


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7/30/2012 11:30:53 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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WOW!!! Excellent Emile! Finalists everywhere! Congratulations!


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7/31/2012 9:04:49 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Very cool Emile, congrats!


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7/31/2012 2:42:39 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Terrific work, Emile, congratulations on your finalist!


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7/31/2012 7:06:01 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Thanks all I will be back soon. In Vancouver at present.


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8/4/2012 3:09:56 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on an awesome finalist, Emile!! Sorry I missed this one!


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8/29/2012 12:50:50 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Thanks Ellen you had a good month in July I see. Congrats


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8/29/2012 2:03:01 PM

 
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