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Solitary by Roddy Atkinson

Canvas Prints


One of the cells in the Trubetskoy Bastion prison where political prisoners and anarchists were held.
Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, Russia.
April 2011.
The Historic Centre of St. Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3 exposures hand held from a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 2.8 L II. Processed with Photomatix, Raw and Photoshop.
1/20 +/- 2, ISO640, f11, 16mm


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  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning job!

  • Many thanks Lana! x

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfalmost 3 years ago

    Ohhhhhh this is so my thing!!! Holy molly! I wanna go to Russia now! That sounds weird…
    LOVE IT!!!!
    Check out my journal :) x

  • Thanks Lina, thought this one would be your kind of thing! x

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...almost 3 years ago

    A dramatic scene. The light is perfect as is the detail and color. A well made HDR.

  • Thank you very much Joe!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • D.M. Mucha
    D.M. Muchaalmost 3 years ago

    What an amazing piece of work, nicely done for sure!

  • Thank you kindly!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Kurt Golgart
    Kurt Golgartalmost 3 years ago

    Magnificent piece. I really love the simplicity of this.

  • Many thanks Kurt.

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanalmost 3 years ago

    This captures the mood of despair and conditions that could break a man Roddy. The lighting has it all and just enforces the feeling of desolotion and hoplelessness.

  • Thank you very much for your elequent words Stuart. I don’t think it would have been much fun in here as a political prisoner waiting for probable execution.

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillalmost 3 years ago

    Wow, this is awesome. Great depth, body and texture!

  • Thank you very much Peter!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 3 years ago

    a stunner Roddy congrats

  • Many thanks Philip!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezalmost 3 years ago

    excellent mate!!!

  • Cheers Yhun!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much, I am honoured! And appologies for the delay in responding, been very busy.

    – Roddy Atkinson

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