Long Stairway to the Gallows

© JudyAnn Rector

Long Stairway to the Gallows

Lynn M. Whitt July 20, 2011

cool find and capture... #1394623

Mary K. Robison July 21, 2011

The graphics, textures and lighting are superb, JudyAnn. Knowing the subject's history adds to the melancholy mood of this image. #9543832

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe July 21, 2011

Thank you very much, Lynn & Mary! *:))
JudyAnn #9545302

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 21, 2011

Fantastic element of design capture with all the lines, angles, textures, shadows and tones of grayscale. Nice work JudyAnn. #9545352

Joy Rector July 21, 2011

great shot, well done #9545394

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe July 21, 2011

Many thanks, Emile & Joy! *:)) JudyAnn #9545426

frank w. degenhardt level-classic July 21, 2011

The title along with the brilliant quality of your work in black and white combine to give us this powerful and emotional image. Beautifully composed, I love the lighting and the eerie feel as we imagine someone climbing those stairs, one at a time, to their death. Incredible work my friend. #9546191

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe July 23, 2011

I cannot thank you enough, Frank... your very humbling comments and support are deeply appreciated. JudyAnn #9549607

Joseph M. Muench level-classic July 25, 2011

Chilling...and you captured it perfectly, JudyAnn!
-Joe #9554497

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe July 27, 2011

Thank you SO much, Joseph... it was chilling to be standing under it for the photos, especially since I was all alone. I have an image of the drop doors complete with rusty ol' hinges too! Thanks again... *:)) JudyAnn #9558033

Mike F. Anderson level-classic July 30, 2011

Terrific lighting to bring out the mood of this image! I've been enjoying browsing through your recent Black & Whites. #9569926

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe August 10, 2011

Many thank yous, Mike... I enjoyed the B&W exercise and will probably now include more in my work... so am delighted you liked them! *:)) JudyAnn #9595638

Wm Nosal August 25, 2011

Great Shot, JudyAnn!
Congratulations #9628353

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 25, 2011

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!! #9628766

Tarun Bose August 26, 2011

Congrats for your finalist, Judy ann. #9632677

Nancy L. Green level-classic August 26, 2011

This is AMAZING and creepy Judy Ann!!! VERY well done my friend, the B+W and the wonderful lighting are PERFECT for the mood of this wonderful finalist, CONGRATULATIONS and WTG!! <><


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JO ANN CLEVELAND August 26, 2011

Congrats on this super finalist JudyAnn!

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Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 26, 2011

congratulations again JudyAnn on another great finalist. #9633299

Erica Murphy level-deluxe August 26, 2011

Wonderful and spooky finalist JudyAnn! Works so well in B&W. Congratulations! #9633419

Bill Johnson level-deluxe August 26, 2011

JudyAnn, Congrats on your selections as a finalist. Good luck! #9633704

Mike F. Anderson level-classic August 27, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist, JudyAnn! #9637553

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe August 30, 2011

Many thanks to each of you for your humbling notes of congratulations... I sincerely appreciate your support! *:)) JudyAnn #9643356

Merna L. Nobile September 07, 2011


Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna
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JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe October 01, 2011

Please forgive my very late thank you, Merna... I sincerely appreciate your wonderful comments and humbling support. *:)) JudyAnn #9709261

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Description

During the 24 years that federal executions took place at Fort Smith, Arkansas, 87 men climbed these stairs to their death.

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A100

Uploaded on July 20, 2011

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