Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
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.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmrmiricle:
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. 

www.facebook.com/pages/Living-…
Reply
:iconkylewright:
kylewright Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Sounds good! Thank you!
Reply
:iconjaylayson:
Jaylayson Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Very nice.
Reply
:iconjaybay15:
JayBay15 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
*is obliterated by the awesome* Amazing work
Reply
:iconkaeldra-1:
Kaeldra-1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Featured [link]
Reply
:iconsnikkio:
snikkio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Is the manipulation only in the colors? (which are beautiful)
The Kent mailbox is a fantastic find!
Reply
:iconkylewright:
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.
Reply
:iconsnikkio:
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.)
Reply
:iconkylewright:
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.
Reply
:iconsnikkio:
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.
Reply
:iconhummbuzz:
hummbuzz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Great concept, beautifully done!! :w00t:
Reply
:iconkylewright:
kylewright Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
:blowkiss: Thanks!
Reply
:iconhummbuzz:
hummbuzz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
You're welcome.:superman:
Reply
:iconkylewright:
kylewright Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
:D nice touch with the icon! I love it!
Reply
:iconchernobylx:
chernobylx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful :love: i love the colors and how the sun looks like its setting into an endless field.
Reply
:iconkylewright:
kylewright Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Thank you!
Reply
:iconjoycevision:
joycevision Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist
This shot is PERFECT - i mean, I don't think there is a word strong enough to describe how beautiful it is :)
Reply
:iconkylewright:
kylewright Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
:blush: Thank you for the kind words!
Reply
:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009   Digital Artist
This shot looks like it could be a scene right out of a Superman movie. Wonderful capture and awesome hues and tones.
Reply
:iconkylewright:
kylewright Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Yeah, I was kind of wanting to hint on that some.
Reply
:iconblearyeyedme:
blearyeyedme Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009   Photographer
This is just phenomenal. Simply amazing.
Reply
:icondennischunga:
DennisChunga Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
awesome job again Kyle!!!!
Reply
:iconrobert-kim-karen:
robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent. I'm guessing the color gradient is not entirely natural. Good work.
Reply
:iconkylewright:
kylewright Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
You are right...the warm color has been added.

Thanks!
Reply
:iconfuriousennui:
FuriousEnnui Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Great, creative and well thought out work.
Reply
:iconkylewright:
kylewright Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Thank you!
Reply
:iconveinsofmercury:
veinsofmercury Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Excellent! great work
Reply
:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Student Photographer
Wow! If I had to describe Kansas with a single photo... great work, nicely executed :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconkylewright:
kylewright Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Thanks man! I thought Oklahoma was flat in some areas, but wow Kansas beat that! It was almost strangely flat in the southwest part of the state.
Reply
:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Student Photographer
The southwest can be really eerie. I think I'd go insane if I lived there! Would sure be great for keeping an eye out for storms though.
Reply
:iconkylewright:
kylewright Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
I can see how it would come across as eerie. I honestly would not trade it for anything. The best I can describe it is like an animal raised in captivity versus an animal born and raised in the wild. The one raised in captivity doesn't understand the sense of freedom and is provided everything by its handler, while the one in the wild experiences and lives free. There are things I love about the city life, but would not want to live there. Most of the time the concentration of people and all the buildings really just makes me feel boxed in.
Reply
:iconenjes:
Enjes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Wow this beautiful!
I love the contrasting colors~
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
August 2, 2009
Image Size
530 KB
Resolution
800×534
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,119
Favourites
116 (who?)
Comments
32

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/9.0
Focal Length
37 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jun 14, 2009, 2:32:40 AM
×