2 Red telephone boxes by Karen  Betts

Taken on the back street of harleston, Norfolk Uk by the Church, 26.6.09

I love these, I feel lucky that we do not just have 1 but 2 in the center of our small town, right next to the main Church and next to the Bus shelter. I do not know how old they are, a bit run down but for me will always be special a disappearing part of our heritage, for more modern sleek looking forms.

2nd place in the challenge What image difines you as a Artist, in the Artist of Norfolk and Suffolk Group

Nikon D90 and Nikor 18-105vr Lens
Focal length 21mm
F/. 8
Exposure 1/800 sec and 0.-7 step
ISO 400

Processed in Nikon colour efex pro 3, in tonal contrast.

Hand held, manual focus, Aperture piority

A Magpie when it comes to photography I capture anything and everything that captures my eye and lens. A beginner in this field I love how the ordinary becomes less ordinary.
All images copyrighted to me Karen Betts.

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  • ladybroken36
    ladybroken36almost 6 years ago

    Awesome!!! I love these Karen..they are really hard to find,well done :)

  • Thank you, i just love them something i see most days but have not photographed before. appreciate your comments as always. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Alixzandra
    Alixzandraalmost 6 years ago

    These are turning into a rarity, even though they really are something which sets the UK tradition! We are lucky there are quite afew still around in conservation areas down here..Even found a couple of green ones..but alas no blooming camera :) Great shot!!

  • yes i agree with you a rare sight, must say they took out the old main post box for a new modern one, wish i had photographed that. green ones not seen any like that, think i will have to pay more attention when im out on my travels and get more of this English hertiage before it disappears before our eyes. Appreciate you leaving a lovely comment. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Squealia
    Squealiaalmost 6 years ago

    Super shot, these must be a dwindling historic piece of GB!

  • Thanks Celia, not a lot of these about these days, but they are so wonderful to look at and use. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • JanT
    JanTalmost 6 years ago

    What a great angle and shot, Karen. Sad if they disappear. Beautiful red hue.

  • Thank you Jan, just a quick point and shoot little thought of position heading to the fish and chip shop for graces tea. LOl Hope we do not loose them. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthalmost 6 years ago

    Great perspective, colours and processing… a fav… very well done.

  • Thank you Simon, sure i had replied to this already but says not. LOl i am pleased how they came out. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 6 years ago

    These are so cool looking, can’t say I have ever seen them here, they are such a vibrant color..wonderful shot Karen.

  • I have noticed another 2 in other small villages might try and go and photograph them over the weekend if weather is nice. thank you for your comments as always my friend

    – Karen Betts

  • chijude
    chijudealmost 6 years ago

    Agreed … these are such great subjects. Well worked too,

  • thank you, just a point and shoot image and then just learning new IT skills. LOl

    – Karen Betts

  • NickMilton
    NickMiltonalmost 6 years ago

    memories of being in them in rain ,the old days now.

  • They are wonderful can imagine standing in the ouring rain watching the rain drops run down the sidea. thank you for leaving such a nice comment. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 6 years ago

    I’m expecting to see Doctor Who or Superman…love the character of these two!

  • would have to be superman, did he not twizzle in them to get changed, LOl they do have something about them. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot Karen, wonderful composition…these old phone boxes are a national treasure!

  • Thank you Shaun for such a lovley comment there are not many out there now. been spotted a couple in different small villages near by so want to go and have a go at taking them to.

    – Karen Betts

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