U.S. Mail (Stagecoach or digital)

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U.S. Mail (Stagecoach or digital)

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 6/27/2012 2:44:20 PM

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. #1471603

Stan Kwasniowski 6/27/2012 3:12:28 PM

Emile, wonder, by the way is today your birthday? #10203029

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 6/27/2012 3:32:35 PM

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. #10203065

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 6/27/2012 3:33:57 PM

The Self Portrait capture at Stonehenge II I took on my BD in May. This one was July 4th 2008. #10203069

Diane L. Thomas 6/27/2012 4:37:14 PM

Well done. Ghost Mail Ride. #10203140

Debbie Bray 6/27/2012 5:02:56 PM

Holy smokes! You're on fire Emile!! Fabulous DD work!! May I be so kind as to ask you what program you are using?? #10203163

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 6/27/2012 5:07:45 PM

This is positively "groovy" Emile! Wonderful work and I really like how it looks like a "ghost" rider! :-) #10203172

Carol Eade level-deluxe 6/27/2012 6:24:21 PM

Terrific DD work, Emile, love what you did with it. #10203349

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 6/27/2012 6:44:32 PM

Love the colors and the pizzaz you put in this awesome image, Emile!!! #10203409

Val Feldman level-deluxe 6/27/2012 7:44:51 PM

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.) #10203513

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 6/27/2012 9:13:24 PM

Hi Emile,We still get our mail that way.Excellent capture my friend.Big storms in the valley tonight!!! #10203590

Stan Kwasniowski level-deluxe 6/27/2012 9:19:43 PM

Emile, my apologies, for missing your birthday, you really don't look your age lol #10203595

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 6/28/2012 4:23:29 AM

I just love the transformation and effects... well done Emile! #10203922

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 6/28/2012 6:58:33 AM

No sweat Stan as long as I keep waking up each day. Thanks Diane, Debbie, Joannie, Carol, Ellen, Val, Bobby and Stefania. #10204080

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 6/28/2012 7:47:37 AM

very original! #10204210

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 6/28/2012 8:21:59 AM

VERY COOL effects Emile, very expressive of our times, WTG!! <>< #10204284

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 6/28/2012 8:40:44 AM

THANKS Tiia and Nancy #10204310

Jill Odice level-deluxe 6/28/2012 10:05:35 AM

Psychedelic! The PO is going up against some huge competition! #10204378

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 6/28/2012 1:44:22 PM

Thanks Jill #10204656

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 6/28/2012 8:24:45 PM

Great fun, Emile, very well done! It's attractive and compelling!

Debby #10205231

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 6/29/2012 10:25:43 AM

Thanks Debby #10206180

John Connolly level-deluxe 6/29/2012 1:44:06 PM

Love your work here Emile! What an amazing image and theme entry! Well done! #10206356

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 7/3/2012 2:36:42 PM

Thanks John. #10212780

Marijana Fajgl level-deluxe 7/30/2012 11:54:54 AM

Great work, Emile! Big congratulations! #10250552

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 7/30/2012 12:06:44 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Emile!

jo ann c. #10250631

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 7/30/2012 12:16:14 PM

WTG Emile, congrats on your "ghost rider" finalist! #10250695

Diane L. Thomas 7/30/2012 12:26:25 PM

Congrats. I knew this was a winner.

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/30/2012 12:27:45 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist

jo ann c. #10250758

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 7/30/2012 12:50:39 PM


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! #10250857

Jill Odice level-deluxe 7/30/2012 1:11:46 PM

CONGRATS Emile! I thought we would see this again :-) #10250963

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 7/30/2012 2:03:27 PM

Hi Emile,WTG my friend.Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!!! #10251318

Husain Akhtar level-deluxe 7/30/2012 2:08:15 PM

Excellent work and finalist - congratulations! #10251374

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 7/30/2012 4:28:02 PM

Fab finalist, Emile! Congrats again!
Debby #10252378

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe 7/30/2012 5:10:27 PM

This is so cool. WTG!! Deserving fantastic win, Emile!!! #10252602

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 7/30/2012 5:54:16 PM

Not surprised! CONGRATS & good luck, Emile!

Carla Capra level-deluxe 7/30/2012 6:00:18 PM

Outstanding! Fantastic! Congratulations! #10252831

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 7/30/2012 8:49:49 PM

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 #10253603

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 7/30/2012 11:30:53 PM

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 #10253830

ALLEN O. HOWARD 7/31/2012 9:04:49 AM

WOW!!! Excellent Emile! Finalists everywhere! Congratulations! #10254856

Phyllis H. Burchett 7/31/2012 2:42:39 PM

Very cool Emile, congrats! #10255645

Carol Eade level-deluxe 7/31/2012 7:06:01 PM

Terrific work, Emile, congratulations on your finalist! #10256561

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 8/4/2012 3:09:56 PM

Thanks all I will be back soon. In Vancouver at present. #10262796

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 8/29/2012 12:50:50 PM

Huge congrats on an awesome finalist, Emile!! Sorry I missed this one! #10297026

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 8/29/2012 2:03:01 PM

Thanks Ellen you had a good month in July I see. Congrats #10297281

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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.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, red-eye reduction mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 32.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 20D

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