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Caged….Alcatraz

Alcatraz, San Francisco

No visit to San Francisco would be complete without visiting 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….

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

 

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