Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is a treasure for photographers. Here I have posted a series of three photographs as a slide show. These are High Dynamic Range photos, a series of photographs of a scene bracketed and combined in the computer using software designed for this purpose.
This photo was taken in 1969 or 1970 and shows the abandoned yard of the East Broad Top Railroad in Mount Union, PA. I will at some time in the future rescan this negative and attempt to get more depth. I visited the site again twice in the past two years, 2010 and 2011. The buildings are all gone except the engine house, but most of the rails and cars are still there among what is now new growth woods. I will post a few photos of this, maybe one tomorrow. I also posted an interesting photo from the other end of the line recently.
I am always trying to present photos in different ways. I have been trying out Pano2VP (thus the watermarks on the unlicensed copy) on some of my panoramic photos and wondered how it would handle a portrait. So I picked on my photo of John again. Try playing with the + and – keys along with navigating around the photo. Also try the full screen version, key on the right. To look at some panoramics I have tried with this (I need to work on technique.) go to Panoramic Photographer.
Pete, who works out of Tampa stopped by Stock Island for a couple of days. An old friend was crewing for him and introduced us. Pete allowed me to take a series of photos of him while we talked about life on the water. I also did a Black and White version.
I have been working on some street photography recently and these are just a few shots I took of a band on River Street in Savannah, GA. They were great subjects and their thing was getting a few dollars, not for their music, but for getting their pictures taken. I find street entertainers make wonderful subjects and being photographed is just part of what they do. These photos can also be viewed on PhotoShelter.