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A few years back I worked with a bunch of other people including archeologists, historians etc. on restoring some select cells at Fremantle Prison in Perth, Western Australia. It was quite extraordinary the things we found including hand written letters from cell mates long past. This was the view from one of the cells.

Camera: Pentax P30t

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stone, history, perth, shadows, fremantle, convicts, masonry, natural light, western australia, fremantle prison

Comments

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Fantasticly captured!

  • Thanks so much Kim, much appreciated

    – blueeyesjus

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 4 years ago

    Love it..very sad and lonely feel to it.

  • Thanks Kim, these were the original convict cells and it’s hard to convey just how small they were, I was there at night some times and trust me it was not a happy place to be, thanks again you are always so supportive..

    – blueeyesjus

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 4 years ago

    Great shot Jus! I like how you have captured the light and shadows. And what an interesting project to work on :)

  • Thanks Shell, I found it really hard to convey just how claustrophobic the cells were with those heavy limestone walls, it was fun to work on though I must admit if not bloody spooky at times lol

    – blueeyesjus

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyover 4 years ago

    Wonderful! Communicates darkness and despair but also hope.

  • Thank you so much Christine, I never saw hope but you are so right, the light spilling in does envoke that feeling, I love it when others see things I don’t so thank you for that

    – blueeyesjus

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...over 4 years ago

    beautiful light Jus, my kinda image with all that shadow!

  • Thanks Nic, didn’t have to do much with the image the light was that intense in that dark cell

    – blueeyesjus

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    great work…

  • Thanks Antanas, appologies for the late reply mate

    – blueeyesjus

  • Natalie Broome
    Natalie Broomeover 4 years ago

    Great capture and lighting – excellent work!

  • Thanks so much Natalie, much appreciated, sorry for such a late reply

    – blueeyesjus

  • Alex Mokrzycki
    Alex Mokrzyckiover 4 years ago

    great image, well done

  • Thanks so much Alex, I can’t believe I missed your comment, so sorry for that

    – blueeyesjus

  • George Salazar
    George Salazarover 4 years ago

    excellent

  • Thanks George, I’m so sorry for the late reply

    – blueeyesjus

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 4 years ago

    What an awesome capture mate, love the framing here. The high contrast is awesome, really shows up the need to escape into that light, but an inability to. There’s a strong sense of claustrophobia here, excellent work my friend!!

  • Thanks mate, as always a wonderfully detailed and thoughful comment from you which is always so appreciated, if it wasn’f for people like yourself I think I would have given up photography so it means the world to me that I have your support and encouragement. I was actually going to overlay the floor plans onto the image just to give the viewer an idea of just how tiny these cells are but I’m not great at layering (unlike yourself) and my previous attempts have looked worse than a dropped pie :)

    – blueeyesjus

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