These are the stairs at the old Melbourne jail at the end of the jail block where the Gallows are located they would have been one of the last things seen before they where hung.
3 Shots at +/- 1.33 EV processed in Photomatix and finished with CS5

Canon EOS 7D
Canon 17-85mm lens at 17mm
f/9.1, 3 shots at varied shutter speeds


melbourne, jail, old, stairs

I tend to work in HDR because of the depth and effects it brings to the shots. As i say as long as you are proud of your finished work thats what counts, you dont need to be concerned about pleasing everyone.
To learn a bit about HDR go to my site

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  • billyboy
    billyboyover 2 years ago

    Wow dude, this looks like my kinda place!!
    Excellent use of Photomatix without going over the top as so many do…
    Jeeze I wish this was in my back yard :-)
    Excellent work!!

  • Thanks Billyboy its quite a gloomy place to shoot as being an old prison the windows are small but it has a great feel, its normally quite busy i was lucky to get there and find it wasnt busy.

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  • Mark  Lucey
    Mark Luceyover 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature.

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  • Oupoot
    Oupootover 2 years ago

    Must agree excellent HDR

  • Thanks Oupoot.

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  • tunna
    tunnaover 2 years ago

    This is absolutely stunning work have really captured the essence of the gaol .Very malevolent mood

  • Thanks tunna this is one building that is not hard to take shots that capture the essence of the gaol.

    – collpics

  • Dave Callaway
    Dave Callawayover 2 years ago

    Excellent work mate.. you have brought this out beautifully.. :-))

  • Thanks Dave

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    © Hany G. Jada...over 2 years ago

    Nice. Very nice. Wonderful treatment.

  • Thanks Hany

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  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 2 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thanks Colin sorry for the delay in replying on holidays

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  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 2 years ago

  • Thnaks for the feature Philip as always a pleasure to submit work to group and be featured.
    Sorry for the delay in replying on a ship in the pacific on holidays.

    – collpics

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 2 years ago

    Very impressing! I like the mood and the details in this picture. Really well done!

  • Thanks Bubblehex.

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  • John Sharp
    John Sharpover 2 years ago

    Great shot. Nice to b able to climb the stairs and return!!

  • Thanks John

    – collpics

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