Eastern State Penitentiary

No...cozy's not the right word

ESP Cot with Toilet This photo comes from the trip to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philly last Fall.  Somehow in the initial sorting and editing of the photos I overlooked this cell, but after going the library again I stumbled across it and took a pass. I'm not sure if this one caught my eye anew after leaving it be for so long or if I'm just a little more confident in choosing/processing, but either way something really pulled me into this shot and I'm glad I didn't process it too early.

Oddly enough, this was also one of the first few frames I grabbed which are usually not my best in recent practice.  I've realized that it takes really moving around a few times to start getting good shots so I tend to work on my photos backwards just assuming that the better frames are towards the end.  Not sure if this is normal but just sort of a weird habit I guess :)

ESP #4

This switchboard controls cell doors on death row at ESP...kinds speaks for itself.

Processing:

  • Nikon D90, 11mm, f/8.0,  ISO 100
  • 3 Exposure HDR -2, 0, +2
  • Photomatix Tonemapping
  • Photoshop Masking and color adjustments
  • Topaz Adjust

Lonely Hallway

This is another photo from a recent stop at the Eastern State Penitentiary (Been slow to process).  I can only image having to stay at this place...nothing is appealing and all the pealing paint from years unkept just makes it that much undesirable (although its a photo walk dream).

Processing:

  • Nikon D90, 11mm, f/8.0, 1s, ISO 100
  • 3 Exposure HDR -2, 0, +2
  • Photomatix Tonemapping
  • Photoshop Masking, adjustments
  • Topaz Adjust for final Pop

Cell 31

A Cell in Eastern State Penitentiary.  We visited on Halloween weekend which made the whole visit a little creepier.  More shots from the prison to come.

Processing:

  • Nikon D90, f/8.0, 1/13, ISO 100
  • 3 Exposure HDR -2, 0, +2
  • Photomatix Tonemapping
  • Photoshop Masking, adjustments
  • Topaz Adjust