We launched leggings! Step into a world of individuality.

For some prisoners, daylight at the end of Cellblock 9 at the Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) meant freedom! ESP with a wagon wheel floor plan, was once one of the most expensive prisons in the world and now stands in ruins in Philadelphia, PA, USA. It was opened in 1829 and abandoned in 1971. This is an awesome place if you love places that are rusty, crusty and falling to bits!

Thank you for the features:

  • 4/27/11 ~ Four Letter Word
  • 4/15/11 ~ Time Gates
  • 4/15/11 ~ Quality Layered Work & HDR
  • 4/11/11 ~ HDR Photography
  • 4/10/11 ~ Freedom to Shine

Stats: 144 views, 13 favs

Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 10-20 Wide Angle Lens
HDR – Photomatix Pro – Painterly Effect
3 exposures: -2, 0, +2, layered with texture and tweaked in photoshop

Taken 4/9/11 during our Welcome PA photo shoot hosted by Denise Sparks!! Thanks Denise!


  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 4 years ago

    You did your work great here with this capture and the others, splendid work indeed and your write all love Normaje.

  • Thank you so much!! :o)

    – Lori Deiter

  • Aaron Campbell
    Aaron Campbellalmost 4 years ago

    Cool POV and textures, Lori!

  • Thank you very much Aaron!!!! Ready for Ricketts???

    – Lori Deiter

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 4 years ago

    Love the light coming in the coridor and the angle you captured
    this piece of American history. Truly a wonderful photograph :)


  • Thank you so much!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Roger for the feature in Freedom to Shine!!! It’s a honor!

    – Lori Deiter

  • MaryLouF
    MaryLouFalmost 4 years ago

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesalmost 4 years ago

    wow what trip ! Great shot & post work:-)

  • Thank you so much Jules! :o)

    – Lori Deiter

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Gina!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Sharon Batdorf
    Sharon Batdorfalmost 4 years ago

    Love the angle and lighting ! Excellent !!!

  • Thank you Sharon!!! :o)

    – Lori Deiter

  • Hassan Khan
    Hassan Khanalmost 4 years ago

    (O_O) That’s amazing!

  • Thank you Hassan!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant image..

  • Thank you Jason!

    – Lori Deiter

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