Friday, March 8, 2013

Jail Break

Jail Break, originally uploaded by Donnie Fulks.
This zoom-blur was the last shot taken from my 2011 visit to Eastern State Penitentiary. After a hectic session of photography the group was parched and ready to call it a day. While I had many images of different cells (see blog posts from July and August 2011) we thought to try something different and fun.

The scene appeared drab at first glance so I was happy to see the color and texture emerge during post from the long exposure. It takes quite a few tries zooming the lens to get a result your content with.

While the prison is opener to the public there are many areas accessible with a special photographer's group pass. This prison wing is one of this special access areas. I am hopeful that on the next visit some area previously off limits will be available.

Reviewing my past work provides ideas for approaching the next visit. Some scenes I'll want to redo. Others I missed I hope to get this time around.