"Dead Line"  by Bradley Shawn  Rabon

I have always been enamoured with the brightly lit phone box in the small Nottinghamshire village of Upton, and recently decided to photograph it after dusk. I was very pleased with the results, getting the shots I had wanted to take for so long. Just before leaving however, I wondered what the phone box looked like up close. I took a few shots of the inside, covered in cobwebs. I guess it hasn’t been used in a long time, but it still stands as an icon of British life and history.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
45mm TS-E lens (Tilt-Shift)
ISO 400

Primarily a landscape photographer, my enjoyment of taking photos has developed from a young age. Originally from Texas, I now live in England and am surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery. I enjoy outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, and camping. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and three terrific children. I am a strong Christian and I believe that my love of photography and any talent I posses in capturing images comes from God.

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  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 6 years ago

    A token of another era… I find it so unsettling that they are disappearing so fast! They were so present in everyone’s life until about 10 to 15 years ago when cell phones became so popular! Love the cobwebs and the misty quality of the shot! Very nostalgic…

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 6 years ago

    Forgot to ask is you had submitted your phone box photo to Nostalgic Art and Photography ?

  • Thank you so much Johanne! Sorry I never responded! I really appreciate the compliment and the suggestion. I did join and submit it. Thanks.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 6 years ago

    What a great image you’ve captured here….(love the framed version best)….Amazing how fast these are disappearing – our grandkids will have no concept?….Can’t you just hear them now…you stood in a box to make a phonecall???!!! ;)

  • I am making it a habit of not responding aren’t I? Sorry. I completely agree. Thank you for the lovely comment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720over 6 years ago

    Some great Shots.. They came out very well. :))

  • Sorry for the delay in responding. Thank you so very much. I really appreciate the compliment. They turned out the way I wanted them to.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Gordon Pressley
    Gordon Pressleyover 5 years ago
    These are indeed super shots… very nicely done.. :)
  • That is a wonderful compliment. Thank you so very much indeed. I do think they are beautiful, but unfortunately they are endangered.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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