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Old Sparky by DocMallard Old Sparky by DocMallard
The former, ultimate, last stop for the worst of Texas' "Bad Boys."

Now in a museum replica of it's former chamber.

I worked a while to capture the lighting just right and make it look spookier than in the museum.

Stop by the museum in Huntsville Texas to see it for yourself.

And no. You can't sit in it for a photo. There is an alarm that sounds if you get too close.
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Ottokees Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
:aww: most deep picture...it is amazing that people are electrocuted...
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sheldondevane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
I like the way you presented the colors in this shot, the overall reds contrasted by the green in the windows. Shooting it at an angle where the chair seesm to lean somewhat forward enhances the subject. The shadows are dramatic as well. Nice capture!
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DocMallard Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
I took several dozen shots with various exposures and angles.

I really did a lot of hand wringing to decide (from several good ones) on this one.
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DocMallard Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
On several of the shots, a copper patina is very visible on the electrodes.

Years of salt, water, and amperes, have left their mark!
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AmyWeaving Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Now this is creepy and intriguing all at once!
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DocMallard Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
While his may have been state of the art in Texas, I prefer the dirtbags to have the more traditional way of exiting society: [link]

-Doc
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AmyWeaving Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Now thats just creepy.....
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Aizxana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010   Digital Artist
Whoa. This is creepy. Great photo. Do you know when was this chair last used? Are electric chairs still used in Texas?
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DocMallard Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
They have NOT used Sparky in a very long time.

Now they use injection.

-Doc
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D80
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1/4 second
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F/4.0
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26 mm
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400
Date Taken
Jul 4, 2008, 1:40:56 PM
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