Eastern State Penitentiary - Photography

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by F/Stop, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    I traveled to Philadelphia, PA this past week to see the Phillies play and mark a stadium off of my list. While there I wanted to check out ESP and take a few pictures, luckily, it was not that busy. and of course, i had to grab a cheesesteak...

    a little history:
    Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.
    Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts.
    Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and Al Capone.


    All images were taking with OMD and prime lenses, processed in LR4 converted to b&w with VSOC using mostly Fuji Neopan 1600 to get the feel i was looking for.

    Complete Set On Flickr Eastern State Penitentiary
    set on my website with slideshow Leading Line Photography - Eastern State Penitentiary

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    cell block 1_ by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr
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    cell block 7 by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr
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    cell from hell by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr
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    down the cell block by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr
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    Eastern State by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr

    hospital gate by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr
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    into the hospital by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr
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    the light at the end by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr
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    through gate color by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr
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    through the hospital gate by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr
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    very little light by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr
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    visitor chair by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr
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    Watch Tower by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr

    hope you enjoyed!
     
  2. swampduck

    swampduck Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 29, 2013
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    Dan
    Awesome set I always want to photograph these type places but dont know of any in my area

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  3. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Very nice.
     
  4. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    This is a really GREAT series! :bravo-009:
     
  5. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Beautiful decay!
     
  6. ivoire

    ivoire Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2011
    Naperville, IL
    mike
    Nice work on these... through the gate color is my favorite
     
  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    I love this set - absolutely fascinating subject. Really well done. :2thumbs:
     
  8. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    Thank you all very much! I appreciate all complements!
     
  9. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Fabulous set! "Through gate color" is my fav too. :smile:

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    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
     
  10. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    thank you!
     
  11. GeBathan

    GeBathan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 11, 2012
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    Gerard
    Excellent shots! You didn't get any ghost on your photos lol
     
  12. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    funny you say that because i was wondering if i would see any:tongue:
     
  13. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    They are fabulous, and I'm site envious. I have spent the entire day fixating on trying to get to major decay location. Next weekend was looking good, but it fell through.
     
  14. PatrickVA

    PatrickVA Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 31, 2012
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    These are terrific. I'd love to see more in color.
     
  15. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Great stuff! A lot of my friends have been up there as well but I've not shot it yet. I do want to though.

    You had great dramatic skies for the outdoor shots!

    Where's the famous barber chair room shot? That's usually a must.
     
  16. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
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    Brian Y.
    I believe that the chair might be in the areas of the pen that you must have a tour guide to go through. Which in hind sight I want to go again and get a tour guide because it appears there are even more areas that you can access with a guide.
     
  17. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    That makes sense. I think the shots I've seen were all from guided tours.

    Still, nice work.
     
  18. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
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    Brian Y.
  19. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Dan,
    This is one reason you need to connect with the CMPG. The Guild had a field trip shoot led by Tony Sweet specifically to this site (downtown Philly) just a few weeks ago. I couldn't go unfortunately, but the 16 folks that went had a lot of good shots including one area that was open only to that group (not to the public).