A view of the Milky Way centered along the border of constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius. Dark tendril like dust lanes are woven among the seemingly endless number of stars round the center of our Galaxy. Hatteras Island, NC, USA
Prison cell interior, Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP)
Many believed that crime is the result of environment, and that solitude will make the criminal regretful and penitent hence the new word, penitentiary. This correctional theory, as practiced here at ESP, will become known as the Pennsylvania System.
A view down one of the many creepy corridors of Eastern State Penitentiary.
ESP offers great light, textures, and urban decay for photographers. Located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia this prison was operational from 1829 until 1971. Today it's U.S. National Historic Landmark, open to the public as a museum for tours.
On a night in late May the weather cooperated but the meteors didn't. Lots of people turned out to view the Camelopardalids Meteor Shower, a handful of Richmond Astronomical Society members and perhaps 25 or so Richmond Photography Meetup Group Members. For several hours we had our own mini star party! While most everyone enjoyed the dark skies the meteor shower was a no show. Fortunately the stars were spectacular and much observing and photography ensued.