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Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 16 October 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture.

This was the guards cell at the entrance to one of the buildings.
I thought for the month of October in anticipation of Halloween, I would return to Pennhurst . abandoned asylum. I took all of these images with the HDR setting on my camera.
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jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Un N&B bien contrasté : bravo !

16 Oct 2014 5:47am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland


16 Oct 2014 5:51am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

No, Thank You. :-) Superb b&w. :-)

16 Oct 2014 6:32am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Strong !

...but excellent !! B&W is a good choice!

16 Oct 2014 7:33am

jean pierre from paris, France

beau noir et blanc!! amitiés

16 Oct 2014 7:39am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe B&W et très belle photo

16 Oct 2014 8:10am

gerard1948 from Spain

I did not want to sleep in that room, I do not like the walls. Excellent black and white and very beautiful picture, I like a lot the composition.
Have a nice day.

16 Oct 2014 8:56am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful frame, lines, lighting & shadows!
A M A Z I N G !

16 Oct 2014 11:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really thought evoking shot.

16 Oct 2014 11:12am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Spooky indeed. I can't imagine the place was much cheerier when it was open.

16 Oct 2014 11:25am

Marie-France from Angers, France

Cellule de garde ou pas, ça ressemble bien à une cage... étonnant ! beau noir et blanc ! bonne journée !

16 Oct 2014 11:56am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Disturbing/striking frame well suited to B/W treatment

16 Oct 2014 12:00pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle image quelle cage et ce barre noir une vraie prison.

16 Oct 2014 12:21pm

@Nicou: I miss your photos

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Superb. Great work.

16 Oct 2014 1:20pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful B&W shot. Tones are beautiful.

16 Oct 2014 1:50pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Terrific atmosphere here!! Great B/W shot!

16 Oct 2014 1:57pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

What keeps "them" out, keep me in! I'm not sure how the cell was used. It makes a very strong subject for your picture. Well done.

16 Oct 2014 3:16pm

Devi from Chennai, India

abandoned even by guards....

16 Oct 2014 3:44pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Interesting that the guards were the ones locked up here Ruthie! Nicely captured! ;-))

16 Oct 2014 4:11pm

امین افشار from Iran

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16 Oct 2014 4:35pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

And they have a bed - don't think I would be able to sleep there .

16 Oct 2014 4:45pm

francesco from Italy

mystérieuse composition...

16 Oct 2014 4:45pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

You wouldn't want to be wandering around here on Halloween on your own! That is for sure!

16 Oct 2014 5:06pm

Paleblue Photography from St. Catharines, Canada

The guards didn't have it much better by the look of this. What a haunting place.

16 Oct 2014 5:43pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

It reminds me of a horror film! Excellent setting for locking up a murderer! Excellent W/B... Awesome! HUGS, Adela

16 Oct 2014 5:46pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Une série impressionnante !..... qui commence ....)

16 Oct 2014 5:49pm

Pascale MD from France

Une ambiance étrange, mais le cliché est vraiment top !
Bonne soriée

16 Oct 2014 5:59pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

superbe B/W

16 Oct 2014 6:19pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Strange the guards had a cell. Great shot!!

16 Oct 2014 6:27pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An interesting composition with the vertical bars!! It sure evokes an eery feeling the way things seem to be left as they are, as if there was a fast evacuation, with no looking back.

16 Oct 2014 7:05pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It feels ominous - I suppose all guard cells would feel this way. You have captured this perfectly.

16 Oct 2014 7:28pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It feels ominous - I suppose all guard cells would feel this way. You have captured this perfectly.

16 Oct 2014 7:29pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

does not seem good to you here to spend time…..
A strong image in B & W

16 Oct 2014 9:02pm

Patrick M. from France, France

Chilling atmosphere with this cage !!

16 Oct 2014 10:56pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great B/W. nice frame. excellent shot !

16 Oct 2014 11:46pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I didn't see this one either. I like the lines. They make a nice pattern. A great b&w image. Interesting how the guard is securely inside this cell. It is sad that these children probably had so little personal contact.

17 Oct 2014 1:12am

@Elaine Hancock: This too was in the admin. building, at the entrance.

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Looks like a scary place. Your B&W treatment adds to the severe scene.

17 Oct 2014 1:39am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a scary shot.

17 Oct 2014 2:47am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


17 Oct 2014 8:02am

Malaura from France

Fascinant noir et blanc qui serre le cœur. Ruthie, tu réussis parfaitement à faire passer les émotions !

17 Oct 2014 3:21pm