Monday, September 25, 2006

Toilet Light

Very strange title for a very strange image. I took this photo at the Eastern State Penitentiary, which is near the Art Museum in Philadelphia. It is basically a very old prison that has been left to fall apart (with only essential repairs and modifications). The building is open for tours and makes for some very interesting photographs.
In this photo you can see the crumbling and cracking of the original walls that reveals the decades of layers of paint. Originally the only light that came into the cells was from narrow slits in the roof like the one above.

Canon 5D, 24-70 f/2.8L
@35 mm, f/8.0, shutter-1/30 sec, ISO-100
[click photo to enlarge]


Blogger Patty said...

i agree with your first statement. :)

but, this has many great qualities, despite being slightly odd. it is history and i like that. it makes me wonder what the prisoners were like in these rooms and what this place looked like when first made. love the form of the sunbeam, the details despite low light and the framing with the 2 doors. that peeling paint is sure drastic along with the gathering dirt.

12:57 AM  
Anonymous Doris said...

WOW long time no see! I love your style!

1:56 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments, slowly but surely I'll try and get more photos posted.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous nona said...

Great photooo!It's fantasy.

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Welchie said...

Great photo and great title.
It made me laugh.
You've captured the lighting very well.

3:19 AM  

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