Convict Gaol - Albany Western Australia by Bev Woodman

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One of the highlights of our Western Australia trip was to call into the historic convict gaol precinct of Albany. This beautifully preserved building is worth a look through. I found the prison cell area and the lady’s section of great interest. The top of all the prison walls is set with broken glass to discourage prisoners from scaling the wall to escape.

The gaol was built in 1852 and closed in 1940. In the 1960s the Albany Historical Society acquired control of the buildings where they based their research and began the long restoration work.

More info can be found HERE

Taken with the Nikon D700, Nikon 28-300mm lens, hand held.

HDR x 3 original images @ +3, 0, -3, merged and tonemapped in Corel Paintshop Photo Pro x 3.


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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 3 years ago

    Broken glass … yikes !! I see that on fences in Sydney now & then.
    Nice lighting there Bev & fascinating history. The floor looks almost blue. Nice work.

  • Thank you Michael … this was a fascinating place and so full of history … you could feel it♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonalmost 3 years ago

    Love this Bev!

  • Thank you Melissa for the comment and especialy for the favourite … this is a fascinating place♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosalmost 3 years ago

    A super image and great tonemapping Bev!

  • Thank you John for the comment and especially for the favourite …. HDR is a little new to me and so your input is very appreciated♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 3 years ago

    A beautiful place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there. LOL.

  • Thank you Al … so full of the history I love♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Robin Young
    Robin Youngalmost 3 years ago

    Love the colours and the character in the wood work.

  • Thank you Robin, the restoration work done by the local historical society is incredible♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • kevin chippindall
    kevin chippindallalmost 3 years ago

    nice one Bev did you see any ghost hehe ……………… cheers kev

  • Thanks Kev … well I took a photo of one of the beds in the womens section and there is a strange shadow there … could be … maybe I’ll put that one up one day for you to decide♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 3 years ago

    love it..the mysterious feel in it. great compo!

  • Hi and thank you sincerely for commenting … I loved wandering around this old place … it had a great feel to it♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholalmost 3 years ago

  • Wow! thanks heaps Bradley for the feature in the group … this is a great honour♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful Hdr Bev.

  • Thanks heaps Warren for the comment … sorry about the delay … just got back from Broken Hill♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Bev.

  • Thanks Julie … so pleased you liked this one♥

    – Bev Woodman

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