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The Watchtower by ahedrick201 The Watchtower by ahedrick201
The Watchtower

Place: Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Getting back to my roots with a re-edit of this photograph of Eastern State Penitentiary. I really prefer black and white photography in general and I love this edit. Used some of my newly learned Photoshop skills. This edit still needs some work, but I think it is good enough to post here for the moment. Hopefully I'll update it in the next few days.

The original plan at the penitentiary was to have a wagon-wheel-esque shape in which a single guard could see down every cell block. Unfortunately, the prison began to outgrow its original plan and new cell blocks and areas where added as the years progressed. A new central lookout was required and so the watchtower was built above the original center of the prison. In the photo you can see modified exterior cell block walls on either side (note the filled in arched opening that once lead to exercise yards) and the watchtower front and center.

Please Enjoy Responsibly

Adam
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wjie20 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
great contrast!
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ahedrick201 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you!!!!!
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Sylars-Apprentice Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How mysterious. I love it.
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ahedrick201 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!!!!
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:iconsylars-apprentice:
Sylars-Apprentice Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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abrahams-david Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
awesome, well done!
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ahedrick201 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much!
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incubusrockstar97 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
good shot
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:iconahedrick201:
ahedrick201 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011   Photographer
Very nice image! :clap:
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