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August 2, 2009
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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1/200 second
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Date Taken
Jun 14, 2009, 2:32:40 AM
The Last Son by kylewright The Last Son by kylewright
Superman is referred to as the Big Blue Boy Scout, the Man of Steel, the Man of Tomorrow, and notably the Last Son of Krypton. As I was driving across western Kansas, I came across this old mail box and thought "PERFECT!" For those that are not familiar with the tale of Superman, he was rocketed to earth moments before the destruction of his home planet Krypton and was found by a Kansas farmer and his wife and raised with strong morals and values in the heartland. Since I grew up reading comics and have been looking for an opportunity to take a shot like this one for some time, this was definitely fulfilling. The concept of a Fortress of Solitude is something I have often thought about and can see a certain amount of appeal to have one. For me, a life in the country can almost be like a Fortress of Solitude. Peaceful, quiet, & self-dependent, among others. The movie Superman Returns seemed to hit on this when Clark Kent/Superman came back to Earth and stayed on the old family farm before he picked up where he left off...

This photo is a photo-manipulation, which I will leave those parts to be pondered by the viewer.

©Copyright Kyle Wright. You may NOT use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.
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mrmiricle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Hi. My name is Keith. I was wondering if there was a chance I may post this pic on my fb page, with full credits and this amazing write up. Here is my page so that you may make your decision. Thank you for your time.…
kylewright Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Sounds good! Thank you!
Jaylayson Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Very nice.
JayBay15 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
*is obliterated by the awesome* Amazing work
Kaeldra-1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Featured [link]
snikkio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Is the manipulation only in the colors? (which are beautiful)
The Kent mailbox is a fantastic find!
kylewright Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
The colors, the sunset, and the word Kent on the mailbox have been added. This particular shot was taken looking directly due north about mid afternoon.
snikkio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
That's what I suspected (though I didn't want to say for sure). It's still a great composition (and I like the quotes in your sig.)
kylewright Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
I'd like to put more quotes on there...I've collected a bunch over the years that are powerful and still maintain their relevance.
snikkio Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
It's really something how relevant they are now, though I guess they always have been, but I wasn't paying attention.
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