The Iron Cross

An ornate iron gate blocks passage to one of the cell blocks at Eastern State Penitentiary, built in 1829.  Shot on a very cold President's Day afternoon, 2-18-2013.  For more information on visiting the historic prison see their web site at: EasternState.org.
 
Shot with the Nikon D7000 and Sigma 10-20mm lens @ 16mm.  Aperture priority mode F11, ISO 200, spot metering, exposure bracketed for one set of three frames with 2 stop variance (-2, 0, +2 EV range).  Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote.  Tone map post processing and B&W conversion of the exposure brackets done with NIK HDR Efex Pro 2.  Further processing done in Photoshop CS5.