Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Cracked Wall

I've been away from the blog for some time as I have been developing a full scale website/gallery/storefront. I'll try and keep everyone posted on the progress.
I took this photo at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. Because the prison is very old and hasn't housed prisoners since 1971 most of the walls and surfaces are cracked and peeling.
You can almost feel the history in the decay and wear as you walk through the halls.
This shot of peeling paint reminded me more of a topographical map than an ancient wall.

Canon 5D, 24-70 f/2.8L
@70 mm, f/16.0, shutter-1/500 sec, ISO-800
[click photo to enlarge]