Exploring Alcatraz

Another Brick in the Wall -Diptych - Alcatraz - 2011

This morning Doug Kaye and I headed out to Alcatraz – on a daytime tour to help Doug prepare for an upcoming evening photo workshop that he’s taking later this month.

It’s been a while since I was on “The Rock” – but it brought back lots of memories as we explored the island. My last time there I wasn’t really doing photography – and, in my experience now, I tend to slow down much more, taking a closer look at the lights and the shadows. On Alcatraz, there’s so many “crusty” shots – it was great fun!

We’re still sorting through the images we captured. When I got home late this afternoon, I did a quick import and review and was struck by this particular image shot with my tiny Canon PowerShot S95 – actually, the original out of the camera is the left half of this image. We were exploring an area of the Apartments – which has a grating on the floor above that cast this incredible shadow on to a brick wall below. I tweaked the image a bit to create the right half – and then put the two of the them – original and processed – into this diptych version. I titled it “Another Brick in the Wall” – click on the image to see a large size version.

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