joonrhee wrote in post #13066639
Nice shots! I think you did great on expressing the mood of each shot! Man, that death row redemption...
Thank you. I was all over the place with processing, but I thought each shot needed it's own style.
Canonswhitelensesrule wrote in post #13068170
Very moving shots. Also checked out the ones on your flickr. Was hoping for some shots INSIDE the gas chamber though.
I do have some, which I might process soon and put up, but none turned out that great IMO. If you want to see a good one though check out this one that was taken by Marcianna on this tour - http://photos2.meetupstatic.com …a/4/highres_53321892.jpeg
arjay702 wrote in post #13068271
wow these are phenomenal. You have a good eye.
Thank you. We were all so excited to be there and only had a limited time in each building (we were split into groups of 3) that a lot of us were running, dropping tripod, grabbing a shot, and hoping for the best. It was so hot that day that I could barely see through the viewfinder for all the sweat in my eye.
1Twist wrote in post #13068335
how does a person get on that photo trip?
looks like it will be worth the drive
and yes nice job creepy place very cool
http://www.missouripentours.com/msp.html Contact Sheila. The photo tours are scheduled for 4pm and run for 3 hours in between the regular tours and the ghost tours. We were allowed tripods and almost free run of each building. It's a bit more expensive than a regular tour, but we had a lot more guides so we could be in smaller groups. If you'd like, I think everyone was ready to go again, so we might plan another one in a few months. We all drove down from the Kansas City area.
jimi thing wrote in post #13068719
I really like to see photos like these. I work in a prison in WA state that was built in 1886 and most of the living units in the complex still house inmates. I would love to bring my camera to work but wouldn't make it through the front door without getting turned around. So much character in these shots. Good job!
When planning this I had a few people who thought the prison was still operational and asked about 'model releases'. I laughed and asked if they seriously thought an operating high security prison would actually allow civilians in to take photos. It would keep you on your toes though
sparker1 wrote in post #13069237
Very interesting and evocative series. I've visited several old prisons and always get the sense of desperation and futility your photos convey. Not good places to be incarcerated, and probably not good places to work.
As photo geeks we were really excited to shoot something out of the norm, but yes, I think all of us were just blown away at the conditions and backstories of the people who were housed in those cells. Our guide said the guards especially hated working death row because the inmates were so violent.
serena85 wrote in post #13069268
Now just one question, from what year is this penitentiary?
1836 - 2004. Hard to believe it has degraded this much in 7 years of non operation.
Wallace River wrote in post #13069275
Helluva place, great shots. Reminiscent of Alcatraz.
Here's a bit more information on the prison as well as some of the inmates - http://en.wikipedia.org …ssouri_State_Penitentiary