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Post office box surprise.img673 1 by harrietsfriend Post office box surprise.img673 1 by harrietsfriend
Not something you see everyday. Special delivery for the Medical Lab at Ohio Univeristy?

I worked the dorm post office in 1967-68. This particular door #54 was broken so I had this idea for a photograph and with a little unofficial help I carried it out. Taken with a 58mm Zeiss Planar, on a Zeiss Contarex 35mm SLR camera using Kodak Tri X film, developed in Rodinal. Printed on Agfa Portriga III glossy double weight paper.

No animals were hurt making this photograph.

As always feel free to download, just give me photo credit.

eugene spiegel
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Given 2013-02-22
What's behind door number 54? Post office box surprise.img673 1 by *harrietsfriend is a macabre delight! ( Suggested by xthumbtakx and Featured by RockstarVanity )
:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
its beautiful.
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:iconroger-wilco-66:
Roger-Wilco-66 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   Photographer
Great idea. Well done!

Cheers,
Mark
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:iconchazzier:
Chazzier Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Great photo.
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:iconl0ne-w0lf:
L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Nice work!
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:icont3h-puppeteer:
t3h-puppeteer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Interesting! :wow:
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:iconsurrealistic-gloom:
surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Congratulations! :heart:
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:iconaglezerman:
aglezerman Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
:D
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:iconbojanpapic:
BojanPapic Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please accept submission of this piece to:
:iconhandsclub:
It will make a great addition to our group gallery.
Make sure You visit us, best regards and congratulations on your DD! :B
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:icondhc72:
dhc72 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
first class image!
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:iconpharold:
PHarold Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YAHHHHHHH!

I love the old mailboxes how orderly they look and then the hand just breaking up the monotony and so morbid to boot.

Congratulations on the DD!
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:iconkristiarna:
Kristiarna Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
this reminds me of the Adams Family :)
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:iconwolfen:
wolfen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
The first thing that went through my head was "Thing is working for the post office? Wow!"

I thought of the Addams Family too. lol.

God, I feel old now....
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:iconsgt-stories:
SGT-Stories Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done. And usually I'm only into drawings. This so deserves a fave.
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:iconalexvan64:
alexvan64 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
:thumbsup::nod:
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:icon1stqueenofhalloween:
1stQueenOfHalloween Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Oh God you have no idea how much I love this. <3 The DD is totally deserved.
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:icondragonspirit77:
dragonspirit77 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
interesting
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:iconartcatisart:
artcatisart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I always have had a soft spot for grid compositions. This photograph could have been really kitschy if taken by someone else but you pulled it off very well, in my opinion.
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:iconlookanidiot:
LOOKanIDIOT Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
That's rather quaint...

Very striking to the eye.
I wish people mailed me bodyparts regularly.


Never know when they'll come in handy.
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:iconharrietsfriend:
harrietsfriend Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks, after all puns are the least appreciated form of comedy, except maybe mimes. eugene
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:iconlookanidiot:
LOOKanIDIOT Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Hehehe~
Yes, I'm glad you agree~!

Anyway, congratulations on the daily deviation. c:
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:iconelectraroad:
ElectraRoad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Striking!
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:iconinuyasha1098:
Inuyasha1098 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AAAAHHHHHHHH
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:icontkiesai:
TkieSai Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Wow...
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:iconlammy34:
Lammy34 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
This gave me my giggle for the day. :-)
Very cool picture.
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:iconnight-is-my-shield:
night-is-my-shield Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Very cool idea. Great work! (:
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:iconallthenightlong:
allthenightlong Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice .. shake hands and congratulations on the DD!
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:iconcesca-specs:
cesca-specs Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, clever concept and excellent execution! Beautiful work.
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:iconaramis-dagaz:
Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Having worked in a post office pitching mail while patrons are picking up their letters, I've always wanted to just stick my hand out at them the moment the hatch opens. But then I'll just get my hand smashed in the door.
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:iconinamberclad:
InAmberClad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hehe, human animals :P I like this, nice composition with the hand off center. It's mysterious, gets you thinking
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:iconreidakk:
Reidakk Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Sounds like something you'd see on a horror movie :lol:
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot - congrats on the DD
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digipup Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Addams Family? :XD: Nice job.
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:iconmariapiu:
MariaPiu Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Hahaha! Funny idea! :clap:

"Hey you, can you give me a hand?"

One more thing...you said no animals were hurt during the making of this art, but...what about people?
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:iconharrietsfriend:
harrietsfriend Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
well sometimes I do yell at the dogs. eugene
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ValkenhaynDornez Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to be friends with one of the post men at my old post office, and he pulled this trick on me once.
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:iconunkownarts:
unkownarts Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
great work
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:icontrogirl:
TROgirl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
heh, no animals were hurt but what about humans?

Great piece! Very original!
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:iconharrietsfriend:
harrietsfriend Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
well I did yell at the dogs. eugene
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:iconxzert:
xzert Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Interface Designer
perfect...good job
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:iconzikedra:
zikedra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
cheeky. I like it.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconchriseastmids:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
congratulation on your DD Eugene :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconkaburninator:
kaburninator Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
hey, its Thing!
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:iconm0thr4:
m0thr4 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing this amazing photo! I hope your friend didn't get a stiff elbow :)
Brings back memories, too (I love the beautiful stamped metal doors)! :love:
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:iconlisagorska:
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
creeeeeeepy! like a ghost story illustration. :) i love it.
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:iconbrijome:
brijome Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Very great work! Congratulations.
You have earned the Daily!
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:iconabsumaniac:
absumaniac Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
cover for, process-Kafka :)
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:iconharrietsfriend:
harrietsfriend Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
would you explain what this message means. eugene
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured here:
[link]
Post Office Box Surprise - but I do not Exist
:heart: hope you like it, and give a comment or can fave it there... :heart:
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wroquephotography Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i liked this image caus it was a great concept and then reading the history on it i liked it even more just for the simple fact that nowadays this is something easly created in ps and this is an old fashioned idea brought to life by the artist in a time way before ps. well done!
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