No trip to San Francisco is complete without a visit to "The Rock" the legendry island prison of Alcatraz. Located 1.5 miles offshore, the prison was in use from 1868 as a military prison, before becoming a federal prison in 1933 until 1963. Famous inmates include Al Capone, the famous "Birdman" Robert Stroud, and George "Machine Gun" Kelly. It is claimed that no one ever escaped alive, though many tried, including Clint Eastwood!!
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serp2000 (42212) 2014-03-23 2:29
I don't remember this point of view to Alcatraz, but anyway I like this panoramic composition, fine details of the prison.
Thanks for the note,
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-23 2:43
qualche tempo fa avevo avuto modo di vedere un'altra foto dell'isola però ripresa in una giornata di brutto tempo e con un effetto piuttosto drammatica.
Quesya tua foto, al di là della brutta fama dovuta all'uso che se ne è fatto in precedenza, la riabilità per l'azzurro del mare che la circonda trasformandola in qualcosa di simile ad un'isola mediterranea.
Belli i colori e la luce che la illumina.
Ciao e buona domenica
carlo62 (39651) 2014-03-23 3:04
anche il cielo sembra riprodurre l'atmosfera di questo famoso carcere, ricordata attraverso film e letteratura.
Un bello scatto, con il battello che si insinua nella scena catturando lo sguardo dell'osservatore.
Nicou (131358) 2014-03-23 3:15
quel panorama superbe quelle belle île avec le bruissement sur l'eau ce bleu profond sueprbe et cette fortification avec la tour mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (90688) 2014-03-23 3:19
A fine point of view on this world re-known prison, presumably captured from a passing boat. I like the lighting and the contrasting warm and cool tones.
HimalAnda (10323) 2014-03-23 3:27
Nice point of view of this famous jail.
The panoramic format is a very good choice.
shreya2000 (1816) 2014-03-23 4:15
Blue everywhere. I like the steamer on the water surface. Water Tank and lighthouse is also looking good. the pic is good.
Noel_Byrne (27742) 2014-03-23 4:56
I think in recent times, movies have kind of softened this place. While it has a dark and violent history, it almost has the feel to me of a Hollywood studios film set. I an more easily picture Sean Connery here now than violent mafiosos! This is a beautiful shot of the icon, the cloud do bring a slightly more menacing feel, which is great contrast to the Brit armpit falling on the building. Very nicely done, a great icon shot.
yquem46 (38750) 2014-03-23 6:05
then my trips were not complete and I'll have to return ! Good news !!
A good classic shot here well composed and a nice threatening gray sky
have a nice sunday, best regards
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-23 7:21
A classic of SF photography, Brian, but beautifully captured in sunlight with clouds and fog looming from behind. The ferry is another perfect addition, and your perspective, showing the island in full and spread out like this, is perfect. Thanks!
dip (23872) 2014-03-23 7:28
a well known island from cinema,very well presented through your beautiful photo,
very good clarity and framing,the combination of warm and cold tones seems fantastic,
rychem (28911) 2014-03-23 9:40
I have never seen such a good photo of this prison, the island looks idyllically and in the photo we can' t see the grim history of this prison, splendid photo
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-03-23 14:52
une belle lumière sur Alcatraz! Superbe capture de cette légendaire prison.
jjcordier (79275) 2014-03-24 0:55
L'île n'est pas véritablement paradisiaque mais la photo est très réussie; Tu as réussi à "emprisonner" une belle lumière!
macjake (62280) 2014-03-24 14:33
so many great memories from Alcatraz.
This was one of those places that even though its SO touristy, its a MUST to see in person.
and it doesn't disappoint either - a rare combination for such touristy subjects.
wicked hdr type of photo here, the buildings on the rock are super sharp and well defined. love the water tower on the left too.
Did you know that Lobster used to be a type of seafood that was considered to be the dirt of the ocean? We all know NOW how lobster is so expensive and considered to be a delicacy.
But back in the day, Lobster was actually fed to the Inmates at Alcatraz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
simply because it was considered the most least desired food from the ocean!!!!!
Oh how times have changed.
The inmates didn't know how GOOD they had it!
jcpix (13820) 2014-03-24 19:06
What it be, B?
The first line of your note says it all...like a jelly sandwich without peanut butter, you can't have San Francisco without Alcatraz!
I've taken this exact same shot, but mine turned out nowhere near this good...can I just claim your picture as mine and show it off to family and friends? :) I don't know how you do it, but you and Noel sure seem to capture some of the best skies.
The darker clouds hovering over the prison fit the mood of this place perfectly, but you also have the sunlight from the other side which alters the association. Love this "push & pull" effect. Now, what do you say, up for a swim out to the "resort?" lol Hope to see many more of your SF pics ...keep 'em comin' big guy. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
Cheers from the Left Coast...well, almost.
emka (87444) 2014-03-24 23:52
Hi Brian, Splendid view of the famous prison. have you visited it? I have heard it is quite interesting. Superb composition, with stunning colours and sharpness.
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2014-03-26 0:43
this is called isolation. This prison is positioned nicely on the island, surrounded with nature... but I am sure those people who were compelled to live inside it couldn't enjoy it as such how we enjoyed it here. Great composition with fine sharpness. Perfect light and very good natural colours. Excellent catch. Tfs.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-03-26 3:29
quite daunting view of this famous prison, but I would love to see it in person. Just imagine the sense of isolation there.
Great quality picture with pretty colors despite the subject:-) Nice light management!
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
ChrisJ (105455) 2014-03-27 14:38
Well composed with the horizon line well positioned on the 1/3 axis. I saw Alcatraz from the Golden Gate Bridge. Good sharpness and the dark ominous skies enhance the mood. Must rewatch the old movie Birdman of Alcatraz one of these days. Tfs!
mkamionka (32871) 2014-03-28 6:10
I have been to SF twice but every time I just ended up having a boat trip around Alcatraz never really landing on it. I guess third time is a charm :)
This is a real master piece. I like very much the processing which resulted in amazing sharpness and a three dimensional feeling. The colors are so vivid and yet they really feel all natural. Interesting effect with the one side being under the blue sky and another covered with fog. The final effect is spectacular.
Have a great weekend,
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-16
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-23 2:01