William_Doyle
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Two story cell block in Eastern State Penitentiary. This place is worth a visit if you are in the Philly area. I have to give a little nod to Mark Dunlap who to...
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Two story cell block in Eastern State Penitentiary. This place is worth a visit if you are in the Philly area. I have to give a little nod to Mark Dunlap who told me one day that if you point the camera slightly up, it will a photo a sense of space and that is exactly what I did with this photograph.
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sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 January 08, 2015
Now this is a awesome shot,Billy-D ")
William_Doyle
William_Doyle January 08, 2015
Thank you Sweety. :)
dareco PRO+
 
dareco February 12, 2015
voted
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William_Doyle February 13, 2015
Thank you!
janland PRO+
 
janland February 17, 2015
Beautiful shot! Congrats!
William_Doyle
William_Doyle February 17, 2015
Thank you, I appreciate that!
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dareco February 17, 2015
Congrats!
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William_Doyle February 18, 2015
Thank you!

Behind The Lens

Location
Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadephia
Time
Morning, They open at 10 AM and I was there when they opened the gates.
Lighting
The lighting was tough. It was a prison after all. Most of the light in this place came from the skylights so, if you weren't near a skylight, it was pretty dark. However, since everything was still it just meant I had to keep the shutter open longer to get the shot that I wanted.
Equipment
Canon 5D Mark ii, 16-35mm L, Vanguard tripod. Canon Remote shutter release. I just paid off that lens and am trying to save for another but having a mortgage makes that difficult. :)
Inspiration
I thought with the ceiling being so high the only way to really shoot this would be to point the camera up to give a sense of space and make it feel like the hallway went on forever. There a lot of hallways in Eastern State with it being a prison so I tried some different things. I liked this photo from the start. It pulls you in.
Editing
I did basic color correction, topaz clarity, topaz adjust and NIK color Efex. I had to tone the highlights down a little because they were a very bright. When I got it looking the way I thought it should, I then ran it through Nik Color efex to darken the sides and brighten the middle to create a tunnel effect. It worked for me so I loaded it on VB. :)
In my camera bag
I don't carry much, I just carry what I think I will need Like my rubber ducky (air blower) for the lens. The lens pen and filters and batteries. My bag is small because I am usually in the woods and I don't want weighed down. I only have one lens and it never comes off the my camera.
Feedback
Take everything in and don't be afraid to try different things. I am always shootings things different ways just to be creative and be different from everyone else. Being different is a good thing. Take a lot of photos, because you never know and take your time editing them. Try to remember how it looked when you took the photo and make sure the colors are accurate and don't go crazy with adding too much contrast. Make it look real, at least, that's what I try to do. I didn't use a flash for this, or any of the other photos because this place is just so big, I didn't know how much of an effect it would have anyway.

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