First Cell on the Right

First Cell on The Right Eastern State Penitentiary

 The First Cell on The Right-Eastern State Penitentiary

One of my favorite locations to shoot, located smack in the middle of a quiet little Philadelphia neighborhood looms this awesome structure. Anyone that has ever had the experience of shooting this place knows that it is a major drain of memory cards, this place is just to cool if you like shooting these types of scenes. For a small charge they let you roam most of the areas with a tripod in hand, if you time your visit right you may even catch a slow period where you don’t have to fight people in every frame. It was a rainy gloomy day on this visit, which was perfect.

Nothing like roaming around a haunted penitentiary with tripod in hand, thanks for stopping!

and Happy New Year!

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  1. Jimi Jones January 7, 2014 at 10:40 AM #

    I really love this shot, Mike. Great depth and vanishing point. Nice processed, as always!
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  2. Evan Gearing January 7, 2014 at 10:44 AM #

    Awesome shot! I’d love to shoot there some day! But, what’s the significance of the first cell on the right?
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  3. Mark Garbowski January 7, 2014 at 11:52 AM #

    Great stuff as usual Mike. That is a sweet location.

  4. Bob Lussier January 7, 2014 at 1:48 PM #

    Great shot. This place is on my list.

  5. Edith Levy January 7, 2014 at 2:57 PM #

    Brilliant image Mike. Love it.
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  6. Steven Perlmutter January 7, 2014 at 8:39 PM #

    Terrific shot Mike. Love the lines and textures.
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  7. Jim Denham January 8, 2014 at 6:11 AM #

    Cool symmetry and great grit Wiz! Would love to shoot that place!

  8. Len Saltiel January 8, 2014 at 7:28 AM #

    I know this spot quite well Mike. It is my favorite location in the penitentiary and you have done it justice. I need to get back there soon as it is not that far from home and I have family in the area.
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  9. Toad Hollow Photo January 20, 2014 at 3:11 PM #

    Love, love, love this Mike! Great details and textures here, Mike, they really captivated me for quite some time as I tried to really take in the scene as a whole.
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