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Caged....Alcatraz

No visit to San Francisco would be complete without getting to the infamous Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.   I won't regurgitate all the history of the place as it's well documented elsewhere.  Having served as a maximum security, practically "escape-proof",  prison from the days of prohibition and the great depression through to its decommissioning in the 1960s, it's now a major tourist draw.

The challenge in photographing such a well known and much visited location is coming up with something not so obvious, hopefully something that evokes a feeling,  a mood,  or a sense of the place and its past.   Whether I succeeded or not,  isn't clear....

 Caged.... rigid lines,  cold forbidding shadows and the tantalizing light of the outside world.    Alcatraz.

Caged.... rigid lines,  cold forbidding shadows and the tantalizing light of the outside world.    Alcatraz.