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Andy Leffler

Dec. 22, 2007 at 8:08 PM

Brooks Leffler

Room with No View

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California, USA

June 18, 2007; 4:47 pm local time

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© 2007 Brooks Leffler, Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons License

Caption

I shot this on a field trip during the IVRPA conference last summer. I liked it the best of my Alcatraz panoramas, but the theme then was Community, so I submitted another one for the Summer event.

This is to me a very sobering view of the wages of sin: a windowless, barred room measuring 5 feet by 9 feet (1.5 x 2.74 meters). At Alcatraz, cages like this were stacked three high, 56 to a row.

Alcatraz Prison was closed down by Bobby Kennedy in the 60s after having served as home to an impressive group of the baddest bad guys.

The island was added to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in the early 70s, and is one of the most popular sites in the National Park System, with over a million visitors annually.
See more panoramas, both airborne and groundbound, at http://www.brooxes.com/

Location

USA-Canada / USA-California

Lat: 37° 49' 34.15" N
Long: 122° 25' 19" W

Elevation: 135 ft

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Equipment

Nikon D40x with Sigma 8mm f.4 fisheye; homemade pano head on Impact light stand; triggered by gentLED infrared shutter control. Four RAW images processed on iMac24 using PTGui, Photoshop CS3, CubicConverter.
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