ALCATRAZ by Cheryl  Lunde
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A view of Alcatraz from the San Francisco Harbor. Alcatraz Island, commonly referred to as The Rock, is a small island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay in California, United States. It served as a lighthouse, then a military fortification, then a military prison followed by a federal prison until 1963. It became a national recreation area in 1972 and received landmarking designations in 1976 and 1986.
Today, the island is a historic site operated by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is open to tours.
During its 29 years of operation, the penitentiary claimed no prisoners as having ever successfully escaped. 36 prisoners were involved in 14 attempts, two men trying twice; seven were shot and killed, and two drowned. The most violent occurred on 2 May 1946 when a failed escape attempt by six prisoners led to the so-called “Battle of Alcatraz”.

Nikon D90


Comments

  • dpennyor
    dpennyorabout 6 years ago

    very beautiful shot cheryl!!!!!

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundeabout 6 years ago

    Thank you Dennis :)

  • Kazzoom
    Kazzoomabout 6 years ago

    beautiful capture, well done

  • Thank you Kaz :)

    – Cheryl Lunde

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorabout 6 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you E.R. :)

    – Cheryl Lunde

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 6 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you Rick :)

    – Cheryl Lunde

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. The island is glowing. Wow!!! Excellent work.

  • Thank you so much Teresa :)

    – Cheryl Lunde

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture Cheryl!!..I visited here years ago,very fascinating place.

  • Thanks Kate, You are one well traveled individual. That is so great!

    – Cheryl Lunde

  • PICMART
    PICMARTabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic shot Cheryl! :-)

  • Thank you Martin :)

    – Cheryl Lunde

  • Braedene
    Braedeneabout 6 years ago

    I took a trip there just a few years ago – this is a fabulous close up shot – perfect in every way. The first time I went to SF we didn’t know we had to book for the island and there was a two week waiting list!! Next time we booked in advance. Great comp. Superb lighting.

  • Thank you for the comment LIz, you were very fortunate to have been to Alcatraz before. I actually have never been to the island, I would love to go someday.

    – Cheryl Lunde

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 6 years ago

    Great capture and colour

  • Thank you Barry :)

    – Cheryl Lunde

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