The interior of the old Kent County Jail located in Clairemont, Texas. According to historical information, it was built in 1984 of red sandstone quarried from surrounding areas. Most prisoners were rustlers, murderers, and moonshiners. Purported to be on of the most difficult West Texas jails from which to escape and supposedly no successful escapes were to be had.

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Tamron 18-270mm lens

Tripod, 3 RAW images +1 to -1, Photomatix Pro 4.2
Post work done with Windows Live Photo Gallery


kent, county, jail, cell, sunlight pattern, hdr, texas, terence russell

Son of an avid reader of paperbacks and a manager of a photofinishing plant in Abilene, Texas.

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  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    LET ME GO!

  • Bad place to spend some time, huh?

    – Terence Russell

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 1 year ago

    Super flash of sunlight to remind prisoners of the outside world – great composition !

  • Thanks! I was entranced by the window bar pattern on the wall and cell.

    – Terence Russell

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Excellent capture Terence!! :)

  • Thanks. I felt lucky to have been in the right place at the right time.

    – Terence Russell

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago


    1-25-2013 :)

  • Woohoo! Thanks my friend!!

    – Terence Russell

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreover 1 year ago

    beautiful work!

  • Thanks Sandra!!

    – Terence Russell

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 1 year ago

  • A double whammy! I am overwhelmed!

    – Terence Russell

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