Northern California - Redding California Photography

Empty Cell Block

The dramatic lines created by this classic perspective, breathtaking for the tourist, was likely terrifying for the permenant residents: the prisoners of Alcatraz Island - The Rock. Concrete and iron are enhanced by the piercing cold and nearly constant chilling howl of the ocean winds. To capture this image I waited some time for the typically packed cell block to clear, capturing several bracketed exposures, and merging them later with Photomatix as an HDR image, with Lightroom 5 adjustments.

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