Photo of the Day (9.14.08)

A mailbox is not exactly the most fascinating subject for a photo. But somehow, I can’t take my eyes off of this particular mailbox, captured by Flickr user arex while in Taiwan China. There’s a number of things that caught my eye. It’s a flat photo but yet it manages to give an impression of pattern and texture – the yellow mail slot, the peeling paint of the walls, and the bright blue signage combine to make the image jump out at you. Add in the ghostly black edges around the frame and the result is something that seems almost cinematic. Nice work.

Have you taken any photos of mailboxes in Beijing? Or perhaps just the post office in Boston? Why not add them to the Gadling pool on Flickr? We might just pick it for our Photo of the Day.