Mary Sue Rosenthal  

Eastern State Penitentiary by Mary Sue Rosenthal

August 2019 - Eastern State Penitentiary

About the Image(s)

NikonD300, Lens 18-300mm, focal length 18mm, F/22, ISO 200

Processed in LR and PS. I'm interested in an overall critique of the image.

6 comments posted

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
The way you used another door with the red cross to frame the scene in the distance made your image different than the norm. I have visited this place twice in the past, and this image still gives me a lot of surprise. I'd prefer to crop the image in square format to eliminate the 2 metal door frames in the foreground to make the viewers focus more on the scene beyond the red cross.   Posted: 08/03/2019 08:58:42

Marion Buccella   Marion Buccella
Technically very well done. Great light, lines, texture and depth of field. I would prefer to see it cropped a little below the circle. The bottom part of the photo holds little interest for me, and I would prefer to spend my time looking at the fascinating details through the foreground circle.   Posted: 08/04/2019 11:35:31

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
(Groups 45 & 50 & 57)
Wonderful details and textures. I really like the framing and agree with the comments above that a square format would be good. The patch of light with the small cross in the top center adds interest. I'm glad you included it.   Posted: 08/08/2019 06:30:38

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80. I agree with the cropping comments, and since I had photoshop open, I thought I would try and submit for everyone's thoughts on the result   Posted: 08/10/2019 12:56:08
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Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
(Groups 4 & 31)
Hi Mary Sue
What a great spot a lot of people would have walked past this and wow have you produced a stunning image from it f22 has given you the sharpness from back to front this image needed,yes the square crop looks good but for me your original composition gives a sense of scale and a really good lead in and the crack on the floor is almost like an arrowhead taking the eye through the picture.Whichever a brilliant image.   Posted: 08/10/2019 14:21:59

Ruth Sprain   Ruth Sprain
I like how the cross in the door frames my view of the hallway and interior. Including some of the walls lets me see their rough texture. I agree that a square cropping allow me to focus on the elements within the circle which are so interesting. It looks like a fascinating place to visit.   Posted: 08/13/2019 14:09:43


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