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Yuma Territorial Prison
Yuma Territorial Prison
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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Yuma, Arizona USA
Date: Mar 20, 2004
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500th
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2005

Originally taken for the March free study challenge but never submitted. It is in B&W and post-processed to convey a sense of dark, uninviting foreboding.

The Territorial Prison in Yuma, Arizona USA was opened in 1876 and closed in 1909 years before Arizona became a State in 1917. It housed the most notorious criminals in the territory during the wild west era. It has been featured in Western movies.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.9362
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.9163
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 7879
Views during voting: 612
Votes: 345
Comments: 43
Favorites: 18 (view)


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07/31/2006 10:19:47 AM
Bringing this to the recently comments page so people can be aware that Steve has been missing since the 23rd.

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01/29/2006 09:59:54 AM
This is stunning. Particularly with the contrast that the black and white delivers. It almost has a surreal sense to it. Brilliant!!!
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01/29/2006 07:31:21 AM
You know, I loved this when you did it the first time, and it's still awesome now.
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01/07/2006 05:37:00 PM
I love this. Some people don't care for B&W, but I bet this could convert them. Angles, lighting, textures, it's all extremely good.
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01/07/2006 01:17:56 AM
Nice use of BW and leading lines. The sky is very dramatic and I love it. Nice photo and congrats on 7th.
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11/13/2005 09:59:22 PM
Steve, this is an awesome, thought-provoking photograph, very well composed and post-processed.

Didn't AZ become a state in 1912?
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07/05/2005 11:38:35 PM
Steve - this is just stupendous. I can't say anything that doesn't sound trite! Perfect in every way. The sky, the shadows and light, the composition! Man, this is awesome.
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07/05/2005 08:29:46 PM
Comment removed...

Edit for bad humor. :)

Message edited by author 2005-10-31 23:11:30.
04/29/2005 06:29:22 PM
Amazing shot. You captured the forboding univinting qualities of prison to at T
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02/03/2005 10:51:09 AM
Another great image from your talented fountain. Congratulations on your 7th placing with this lovely perpective study.
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02/01/2005 10:28:33 AM
Steve - fantastic placement! Top 10 in such tough competition - this is every bit worth it - terrific shot!!! Congrats...
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02/01/2005 09:11:33 AM
This is fantastic, Steve! Congratulations on another top 10 finish! Your tones are simply sublime in this photo, and the mood is superb. I like staring at it for long periods of time.

Message edited by author 2005-02-01 09:14:47.
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02/01/2005 06:36:11 AM
I knew you would place high, good job, keep it up.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2005 03:32:32 PM
Awesome! I do wanna see the original though to see how much was done in post processing. I'm sure it's quite a lot. Is this a Heida? Or a jjbequin? I'm not sure but it looks like it could be one of those two. ;-)
TC
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01/28/2005 09:19:16 PM
want to brush it off as a computer game maze, but can't...may be it's the cracks on the floor or sky watching over emptiness... not sure if I love it or hate it...(5 minutes later)OK, I love it,... glad the gates are open...
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01/27/2005 07:15:11 PM
Awesome processing on what could have been a not quite as awesome shot in color. Great choices. 9.
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01/27/2005 01:57:47 PM
Striking image, but the sky looks too selectively edited (whether it is or not) for my taste - just my opinion though. Apart from that, good detail.
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01/26/2005 08:50:13 PM
Great composition and subject matter. Lighting and detail are good, rich in tones and good use of splitting the shot with the diagonals. Very surrealistic.
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01/26/2005 07:41:09 PM
Ah yes, the forboding skys of the American West. :) There's a lot of history in Yuma. I don't think most people know about that. By accident or design you've captured the spirit of that place. Dark, forboding, and with a hint of a promise of freedom. Makes me miss Colorado even more. 9
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01/26/2005 07:20:35 PM
The sky is so beautiful and the sharp contrast adds a nice punch.
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01/25/2005 01:07:16 AM
Steve!? I see someone already recommended you for DQ. Nice sky, I've seen this in your portfolio.
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01/22/2005 11:13:11 PM
great sky!
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01/22/2005 01:30:17 PM
this just feels weird, like something from a dream. has the same feeling as the death sequence in gladiator. as i can't offer anything else, i'll just sit and enjoy this a bit. good luck with the challenge, especially after surviving a dq request!
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01/21/2005 08:49:02 PM
I remember when I first saw this and thought "Now that's how I would like to be able to work"! The lines, the atmosphere, and the amazing B & W rendering - all superb.
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01/21/2005 04:28:16 PM
Look at that sky... this is an incredible shot... looks great in B&W
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01/21/2005 02:43:43 PM
omninous
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01/21/2005 06:55:27 AM
Very good almost surrealistic. The lighting is perfect and the sky accents the ominous nature of the scene. The leading lines and the open door allow the viewer to imagine being a prisoner and either being let free or being led to the gallows! Very good
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01/21/2005 01:38:22 AM
nice nice nice :)
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01/20/2005 04:16:27 PM
wow, strong, mysterious, intrigueing, yet bright, sharp and clear. very special
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01/20/2005 02:17:30 PM
cool, my kind of photo, perfect 10
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01/20/2005 11:25:05 AM
I love how the floor space "mirrors" the sky space. Gret symmetery!
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01/19/2005 09:49:10 PM
Very cool
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01/17/2005 11:55:58 PM
this is a great tease on the eyes. there is so much sharpness on the walls, and so much comotion in the sky. very solid picture 9
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01/17/2005 01:33:58 PM
Really like the symmetry here and the tells a chilling story which only enhances the mood of this image. B&W good choice.
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01/17/2005 12:22:05 PM
Well this is a 10. Looks like an infrared shot with that incredible sky. In my favorites.
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01/17/2005 05:48:07 AM
this capture has a dream like surreal feel to it, makes one imagine being lost in there in a nightmare
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01/16/2005 04:20:42 PM
I like the b&w on the walls and the converging lines but I'm not crazy for the sky and the loss of detail in the walkway.
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01/16/2005 02:45:16 PM
Works well in B&W, you used leading lines well, nice details, excellent
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01/16/2005 08:46:34 AM
I bet there would be a demand for prints on this
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01/16/2005 07:52:50 AM
Gorgeous use of B&W! I like how it draws you down to the gate.
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01/16/2005 07:13:49 AM
Very moody image, great composition, and that sky is just terrific for a shot like this. 8.
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01/16/2005 02:40:57 AM
This is excellent... The sky and the clarity as well as the deep DOF all work well.... I am glad they let you out:)
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01/16/2005 12:07:01 AM
Some good final fantasy here.
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