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I have generally moved away from the more gimmicky post-processing techniques, but I seem to want to keep coming back to them for the Eastern State Penitentiary shots. As I’ve previously described, this is the old prison that’s being kept in a state of preserved decay, is open for visitors, and sits in downtown Philadelphia, […]

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  The barber chair room at Eastern State Penitentiary is famous in its way. Certainly every photographer who visits the site makes certain to check it out and capture it. Because you cannot enter the room, your ability to personalize the image is limited mostly to your choice of focal length and post-processing. If you […]

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  This week Google rolled out an update to the Nik Software suite, including a completely new module – Analof Efex Pro. I’ve barely scratched the surface of its capabilities, but it allows you to recreate a multitude of traditional film photography effects that goes way beyond most existing film effects, which simply try to […]

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  Here’s another shot from Eastern State Penitentiary. The Penitentiary opened in 1829 and closed in 1971.  Nobody went inside — at least not officially — for 15-20 years. Over that time nature began to reclaim the space and decay proceeded. After a tussle among various factions who wanted to tear it down and develop […]

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  I spent the weekend in Philadelphia with my family, mostly to visit the Revolutionary Era historical sites. But we also took in a couple of other attractions. When we were planning the trip, I told my daughters that they should feel free to research the city and suggest any places they wanted to visit, […]

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