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When I visited Alcatraz Island, I just can't help feeling the depressing atmosphere of the place because of its sad and violent history. For the guards it must have been like a prison too being stuck in an island. I took this shot from one of the guard lookouts. To capture the atmosphere, I decided the B&W medium. It is a good view but for the guards, the outlook must just be as bleak considering the sight of freedom, family, and city life is not far away.

In my last B&W posting I asked for your valuable feedback as I'm still learning in dealing with the B&W medium. I tried to incorporate what I've learnt from your feedbacks when I was processing this photo. Many thanks again.

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