Nikon D5000, Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8, 20mm, f/5.6, ISO 200, 3 Second Exposure
I have to say, it’s a real pain in the ass to lug around two cameras and two tripods! The D7000 is my main setup on the very sturdy Induro carbon fiber tripod. Which after 3 cheap tripods being ruined in the salt water, it was time to make the investment! I’m utilizing the Promote Control as some of you may know. It’s an expensive device, but it’s been a real treat to work with. Honestly, it allows me to do this! While my D7000 is firing off a 4-5 minute bracket sequence I have my old D5000 with a nice piece of glass shooting in monochrome on an old tripod! This allows me to grab more shots and with a different lens! Plus, I can now keep the ISO lower and get a sharper shot than if I tried to go handheld in these low light environments.
This area of each cellblock was designed to allow prisoners out of their cells. Apparently, they played games and hung out in this area together. I’m assuming while the guards walked along the outside. The concrete floor has round marble game markings and some nice subtle details still exist within this building, it’s quite amazing!
Processed in Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2. That software rocks! I really enjoy how easy I can get the look I want. I’m a sucker for high contrast and SEP2 allows me all the contrast and texture one could ask for!