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Cell Block

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 16 October 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Today we wrap up this series on Melbourne - after I had a few days to shoot there last week.

We started this set with the Batmobile – from the Tim Burton Exhibition. Now, a museum of a different caliber; and it’s a horror tale straight from the history books rather than a fantasy script. The Old Melbourne Gaol is a heritage site that runs great tours – and welcomes photography inside its walls. The Cell Block you see here is a spooky place. They hanged 135 people there, including infamous Bushranger Ned Kelly.

The Cell Block dates back to 1845, closed in 1924 and then opened as a museum in 1972.

I took this shot from the top floor of the Cell Block.

NIKON D5000 1/20 second F/4.0 ISO 800 24 mm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Tu as su mettre une belle lumière ! Je te souhaite un agréable samedi.

16 Oct 2010 5:39am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice photo
well done

16 Oct 2010 6:03am

Leanne from Australia

nice lines, makes for a great photo.

16 Oct 2010 6:05am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot!
love the point of view and perspective...
Nice shapes and patterns as well...

16 Oct 2010 6:22am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

makes for a brilliant image. great focus !

16 Oct 2010 6:37am

fereshteh from Iran

very nice image !

16 Oct 2010 7:17am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Nice perspective and shapes

16 Oct 2010 8:02am

k@ from Paris, France

Geez, how impressive. Your golden light makes it even more special. A wonderful compo & a big thrill picturing easily what happened here.......

16 Oct 2010 8:38am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Brilliant capture ! The light is fantastic !

16 Oct 2010 11:33am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice shot showing how tough the old prison regimes were.

16 Oct 2010 11:46am

Don Levesque from Saint John, NB, Canada

Great composition, light and pov is beautiful. Excellent capture!

16 Oct 2010 12:23pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

hmmm an excellent image of a terrible place

16 Oct 2010 2:48pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Gran luz y color,me gusta.Saludos.

16 Oct 2010 3:06pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

excellent pov and execution...no pun intended!

16 Oct 2010 4:26pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

The person in the window at the end makes this shot. Super!

16 Oct 2010 6:46pm

P. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

This is super, the beautiful light from the glass roof and the guards there,
obviously to protect you from something. Your photo really makes this
prison come to complete life here, a beautiful photo.

16 Oct 2010 6:50pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Terrific place...but great shot!

16 Oct 2010 7:21pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It looks spooky - great shot down to the light.

16 Oct 2010 7:36pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

The light of freedom is at the end of the tunnel.

16 Oct 2010 9:04pm

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

really nice shot - almost looks too pretty for a cell block! the light really makes it ~

16 Oct 2010 9:13pm

69mil from On the road, Argentina

Oh I love this picture well done
Good day

16 Oct 2010 9:51pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Great perspective.
Good job, Bravo. : ))

17 Oct 2010 1:42am

Becky from los angeles, United States

fantastic image and info - wow!

17 Oct 2010 2:48am

Iknow from Chengdu, China

real outstanding capture!stunning lights,colors and composition,CHEERS!!

17 Oct 2010 4:28am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

very nice!! lovely!

17 Oct 2010 6:09am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is one great image. The lighting and framing are both spot on. I also like the warm tones. Great perspective with the silhouette of the person in the distance.

17 Oct 2010 7:29am

LB Vision from France

j'aime beaucoup, très graphique et belle lumière ! peace !

17 Oct 2010 1:05pm

silver from k, Iran

nice perspective

17 Oct 2010 1:34pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Great shot

17 Oct 2010 3:43pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Wonderful shot and perspective! Very interesting and scary and sad. Great to hear the history though.

17 Oct 2010 7:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Spooky but fairly well lighted! Nice shot.

18 Oct 2010 12:37am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I love this image. Great perspective and composition. The colors and the light are wonderful! The figures in the shot add scale and a sense of story.

18 Oct 2010 2:01am

1/20 second
ISO 800
24 mm