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Taken at the East State Penitentiary (ESP), Phildelphia, PA. This was the beginning of the tour to walked to the barber chair and Al Capone’s cell. The walked was damped and cool and I could hear my voice echo if I spook loud enough. Once in awhile I would have cold chills running up and down my spine while walking around. When I would get close to a ESP hosts and I would feel the warm heat coming off the electric heater that was next to them that melted the cold chill away that I was having. The lights were dim probably to save on the utility bill. Once in a while the ESP hosts would mentioned that they were looking for donations to keep the place running. The walls had peeling dark green paint mixed with concrete that was coming off the walls. The cells would have piles of falling rusty looking concrete on the floor that was coming off the walls and ceilings with just a small retangular sky light beaming light to the floor. One of the ESP hosts said that the prisoners meals where cater to their cells and that was servce, he said. It was an interesting place to visit. However, the barber chair and Al Copone’s cell was probably the best photo opportunity shots anyone has taken their unless your really artistic with photoshop.

Canon 50D
Tamron 18-270mm lens
Flashpoint tripod and head
Cable Release
F-11
ISO-1600
Photomatix 4.0 -2/0/+2 exposures
CS4 Minor editing

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east state penitentiary, esp, philadelphia, fairmount ave, canon 50d, hdr, bigd

Comments

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 3 years ago

    What an interesting shot & story, one can imagine, taking your last walk, makes my blood run cold,

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  • Gouzelka
    Gouzelkaover 3 years ago

    Great tunnel vision, sharp image BigD! This prison become very popular by Bubblers!

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  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

    ON MONDAY, APRIL 19, OUR GROUPS NAME WILL CHANGE TO TEXTURES, MANIPULATIONS & HDR

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  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 3 years ago

    Very cool BigD!

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  • jknesel
    jkneselover 3 years ago

    Nice one. Love the color.

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  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 3 years ago

    Love this…I would die to get into this place!!

    Debra

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  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 3 years ago

    Great DOF Capture!

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  • Shelley Neff
    Shelley Neffover 3 years ago

    Cool tunnel vision effect BigD! Great work!!

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  • Murph2010
    Murph2010over 3 years ago

    The cold chills you felt are reflected perfectly in this shot! Love the depth!

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  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

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