Friday, February 13, 2009

Caldwell County Jail No. 1

Back in August of last year I took a trip to the old Caldwell County Jail in Lockhart, Texas. As I was looking back through some of my old photos today I realized I never processed the shots! I ended up with a few that I like a lot and I hope you do as well. The historical marker out front says that the jail was built in 1908 at a cost to taxpayers of $25,000.00.

Title: "Cell 1"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
All the shots in this series were converted to black and white in Photoshop CS3 using a Black and White Adjustment Layer and the "Maximum Black" preset.


Larry said...

Very nice. To me it rises to the level of your Gonzales County Jail series. Good capture and post-processing.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Larry!

I was really excited when I started to go through these and realized that I like some of them as much as some of the shots from the Gonzales County Jail Museum series! I went with black and white for this series for the mood but it was a tough call because the color shots are great too!


Anonymous said...

This photo and the one above it are different from your other series, at least to me they are. Your original series seemed to be more "artsy" where these two photos are more documentary in nature.

I'm not saying this as a negative, they just make me "feel" differently about the subjects. These shots come across as "gritty" and seem to be more personal. They are intimate shots of individual cells and convey a sense of how lonely and uncomfortable this place must have been.

Great job.