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Three hots and a cot
23-MAR-2013

Three hots and a cot

In the vaulted, skylit cell, the prisoner had only the light from heaven, the word of God (the Bible) and honest work (shoemaking, weaving, and the like) to lead to penitence.

Eastern State Penitentiary


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Margot W02-Apr-2013 15:11
Wonderful capture of the stark life that must have been the reality for some unlike Al Capone's cell.
silverghost195129-Mar-2013 12:27
voted: past present future
Michael Parkinson28-Mar-2013 14:55
Excellent image of a scary place. Kingston Penitentiary is of the same vintage as Eastern and is is still in use, though scheduled for closure this coming Oct. Depending with whom one is talking this is either a bad/good thing. Take a look at the accommodation up to 1901http://www.pbase.com/parpho/image/132396374
Always, I enjoy your travels and photography.
Tom LeRoy28-Mar-2013 09:46
Great shot, a lot of light coming through the top, must have been a prized cell to be in... V
Carol Rollins27-Mar-2013 21:19
That is a very strong image which tells quite a story!
François Fauchard27-Mar-2013 16:18
Very beautiful shot, even if the place was hard for the prisoner. V
Zoltán Balogh27-Mar-2013 13:45
Oh...a really sad but very good image! V
LynnH27-Mar-2013 11:03
Scary looking place. You've certainly captured the "atmosphere". V
Barbara Heide26-Mar-2013 22:51
fantastic shot great light! you captured the mood so wrl... V
Chris Spracklen26-Mar-2013 22:32
Not quite your local Hilton, Stephanie!
What grim looking place!! *V*
Michal Leszczynski26-Mar-2013 08:15
Beautifully captured light, Stephanie, V
Chris(tine)26-Mar-2013 05:03
You wouldn't want to go there twice!
Today's 'soft cell' approach doesn't seem to be a deterrent!
Fong Lam26-Mar-2013 04:14
Beautifully captured with that remarkable light, Stephanie...V
Rick Bricker26-Mar-2013 04:00
The lighting really shows off the starkness here.Fantastic composition Steph....I wouldn't want to spend a night there....let alone a life sentence!V
Paul L-R26-Mar-2013 03:41
Terrific light and an inspired view that makes me feel very grateful. Great work, Steph V
Frank Brault26-Mar-2013 00:21
Superb lighting and a very interesting cell. V
Herbey Morales25-Mar-2013 22:23
Awesome capture! v
Range View 25-Mar-2013 22:16
The light shadow and texture is stunning. Great work Steph! BV
Barbara
Peter Sussex25-Mar-2013 21:50
Pleasant composition in an unpleasant place. You had the Eye with you! V
bill friedlander25-Mar-2013 21:48
Great shot! Excellent use of light! Though it does give me the creeps. V
Hank Vander Velde25-Mar-2013 21:44
A well captured and well described interior image Stephanie.
John Reynolds25-Mar-2013 21:34
Gosh, this looks grim. Well captured. V.
Karen Stuebing25-Mar-2013 21:08
Love the gritty look to this capture of the old cell. You've captured the feel of being there. V.
Johnny JAG25-Mar-2013 20:33
Great light and shadows
Helen Betts25-Mar-2013 20:20
Beautifully captured, and the light is superb. V.
Kim25-Mar-2013 18:17
Nicely taken of this unpleasant place! V
Tom Munson25-Mar-2013 18:04
Nice work, Stepahanie!
joseantonio25-Mar-2013 17:33
Fabulous light in this image.V.
Colin Storey25-Mar-2013 17:23
Fantastic image with that light beaming through. v
Vickie BROWN25-Mar-2013 16:45
A huge contrastive mood between both images, agree with Long, the skylight is a moderate
treat. V
larose forest photos25-Mar-2013 16:43
For a place that must have been so grim, the image is striking. Excellent use of light here! V
Gérard Koehl25-Mar-2013 16:27
Belle mise en valeur de lieu qui semble terrible. V
rousselziak25-Mar-2013 16:12
Excellent shot ! -V-
Walter O. Koenig25-Mar-2013 16:07
Great clarity and lighting. Nice job with the exposure Steph. "V"
Blandine Mangin25-Mar-2013 15:58
un univers difficile ! v
globalgadabout25-Mar-2013 14:58
a sobering scene..at least the work duties might provide a less confining space..
Cedric Sims25-Mar-2013 14:39
Nice capture! Nice lighting & shadows!V
Terry Sprague25-Mar-2013 14:34
Wow, such a thought provoking image. Excellent exposure. V
Colin Dixon25-Mar-2013 14:24
Great Exposure. Hope you asked for a better room though :))
rocky25-Mar-2013 14:05
The light is remarkable! Great shadows, texture and tones. =V=
Raymond25-Mar-2013 13:58
Great shot, makes the viewer feel like being there.
Mike Long25-Mar-2013 13:47
Excellent exposure control and sense of place, big V!
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