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Location: Taken in the early morn last spring, just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Highway #7.…Better seen enlarged HERE

HDR enhanced…

Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi F stop: F/8.0 Exposure: 1/800 sec. Shutter speed (Tv): 9.6

5 exposures (-2,-1,0,1,2) ISO 100
Imported to Photomatix, Pro.
Tonemap generated HDR using detail enhancer option.

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The prison was built during the mid-1870’s after the Federal Government expropriated the land where it rests now. At the time, James Livingston was living on the property and refused to leave. He quickly set up his shack and piled stones. He also started a supply of ammunition and threatened to take anyone on who tried to take his land. When the engineers – Morrison and Barclay of Ontario – came to start work on the penitentiary, they convinced Livingston to put his guns down and talked him into becoming the prison yard’s watchman.

The prison was built from brick, stone and llimestone. It opened in 1876 at the cost of $125,000, complete with gun turrets.

Stony Mountain is situated on the outcropping of limestone heaved up from a flat plain. The outcropping consists of 3 separate hills. Together they form a horseshoe facing south. It is a mile across from east to west and a mile and half from north to south. Near the prison, sits the Rockwood Prison which is a minimum security prison. Some of the prison staff live in the 32 homes built nearby.

It is said that the prison was originally built to mainly house aboriginals. Two of its first inmates were Poundmaker and Big Bear who fought against the government for their land. It’s also the same prison that kept David Milgaard and Thomas Sophonow.

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 5 years ago

    Nice capture Larry. Composition is well done an the colors suit it well. :>)) Leslie

  • Thanks for your comments Leslie, much appreciated.

    – Larry Trupp

  • PFrogg
    PFroggover 5 years ago

    inst fav ,love the HDR on this Larry drove by this times in 70’s well done

  • Thanks John, I appreciate your comments here.

    – Larry Trupp

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    It’s amazing how your vision has converted an image of a penal institure into art! Colors and composition are fantastic! And it really highlights the shapes and patterns of the various structures!

  • Thanks Joanne, this image HDR treatment indeed, I appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7over 5 years ago

    A well captured image Larry, and well composed. Nice lighting too. All the best, Ron

  • Thanks Ron, much appreciated as usual

    – Larry Trupp

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much Irene, I really appreciate the honor of a feature here today

    – Larry Trupp

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    beautifully taken shot larry, colours are super,dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn, always appreciate your supportive comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • PFrogg
    PFroggover 5 years ago

    Congrats on the Feature in
    Rural Canada Coast to Coast pre 1960’s

  • Thanks ever so much John, I appreciate the honor of this feature very much

    – Larry Trupp

  • DreamGirl
    DreamGirlover 5 years ago

    well done larry,
    thnx for sweet comment too..:-))

  • I truly appreciate your comments here Sarah, thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 5 years ago

    A lovely shot of this great looking building Larry!!

  • Thanks Shaun

    – Larry Trupp

  • Delany Dean
    Delany Deanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful! I love shots of old prisons, hospitals, courthouses… this is a fabulous one!

  • Thanks for the fav, and your precious comments Delany, much appreciated indeed.

    – Larry Trupp

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