38000 Tamiami Trail is the address of the smallest postal office in the United States.
Located in Ochopee, Florida, this small building serves many communities from three state’s southern counties, including Miccosukee and Seminole populations, as well tourists attracted by the Everglades and stamp collectors.
This small shed—previously an irrigation pipe node used by a tomato farm—was converted into a post office in 1953, after a fire which destroyed Ochopee’s previous post office and general store located nearby. It has continuously worked as a post office since.
Its famous postmark is seeked after by collectors from all over the country.
To create this picture, I went down to the ground, directed Michelle to look up to the American flag and adopt that casual stand with her left foot on the tiny building, crawled to place myself at the right point to get the Sun just “touching” the shed’s canopy, and we both called for the wind to blow fly the flag.
I used an AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens attached to a Nikon D750, out-zooming to a full 10 mm. Specs are ISO 250 f/16 1/80. I post-processed the photo with Apple Aperture, Affinity Photo, and Intensify Pro.
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All photos © 2016 Cesar Alsina.