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These two are again from Auschwitz (v1) and Birkenau (v2). The first showing the accommodation blocks and the second the railway lines that bought in the prisoners.
They were taken back in 2008 on a visit to Krakow in Poland. We visited the infamous concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, known as Auschwitz 2. What struck me most was the silence, not a single birdsong could be heard at all, at either site. There was a complete sense of cold and foreboding around every corner.
I will make these the last from Auschwitz as I don't want to bore you any further.
Many thanks for all the votes and comments on my last uploads.
Have a great weekend.
Steve.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Dec 2008 - 12:55 PM
Focal Length:24mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Between the wires
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:26 May 2011 - 5:38 PM
Tags:Auschwitz, Birkenau, Black & white, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Poland
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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 5:43 PM

They work very well in mono...quite eerie. Have you visited Belsen? A very interesting place, abeit very sad.
Kaleena

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 5:55 PM

Bore us? No way. Among all the pretty flower and sunset photos, we need to remember the harsher aspects of reality and these photos really do that.
I saw one of the boxcars in the Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, FL, and it was awful to stand next to it and think about the people who once were crammed into it and that was their last time on earth.
Christina

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 6:12 PM

Two very interesting and well captured images. Carol

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
26 May 2011 - 6:21 PM

great set, interesting captures - well done
Tammy

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
26 May 2011 - 6:23 PM

You have somehow captured the evil that lurks here in every blade of grass and every brick.Superb photography.
Regards
Alan

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AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 6:26 PM

Two sobering images, such desolate atmosphere in both. V1 sends shivers down my spine. Superb photography.
Theresa

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
26 May 2011 - 6:31 PM

Been an excellent series of shots Steve with what is a grim and powerful reminder of those dark days. Excellent work!

Len

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 7:20 PM

a very powerful series steve and two more stunning mono's here top work Wink
andy

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 7:28 PM

you cannot get more atmospheric than this really can you, these images deserve awards for there perfection and remembrance.
Both images are very powerful and work really well in mono, very well done to you.
This sort of thing should never be forgotten.

Ian.

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 7:31 PM

oh forgot to add steve, you do not bore me these images are fantastic and i wish i was there taking the shots but i am not so please keep them coming they are superb.

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 7:36 PM

Two Great Titles,with matching images Smile Superb Mono's,excellent comp's Steve.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6524 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 7:48 PM

I am enjoying this tour you are treating us to from this evil place, I say place of course it was the people in it that were evil. - gary

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 8:00 PM

Two very intense images, I can't imagine how it must have felt to arrive at these camps, and the uncertain future that lay ahead. No one could ever be bored with images like these.

Hugh

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DaveMead
DaveMead  5 United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 8:54 PM

Two more very powerful images.
Dave

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2011 - 11:32 PM

Two haunting images, superbly taken and converted into mono. ...........Sandy

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 8:17 AM

OH MY a shocking sight and I have been to one of these places thinking I was unshockable

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maggieh
maggieh  6 United Kingdom
27 May 2011 - 9:36 AM

You have caught the atmosphere so well - such an air of despair and evil. Two strong, thought provoking images.
maggie

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 9:51 AM

Hugh mentioned intense and that fits v1 very well - its also quite claustrophobic, which I'm is most people felt there - constantly crammed into trucks, and rooms
v2 speaks more of desolation and hopelessness to me.
Two very powerful images
Helen

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 9:59 AM

Two powerful reminders of mans inhuman acts - I cannot still understand how anybody could have done this to his fellow man

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fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 8:51 PM

Excellent composition and the high contrast mono conversion is ideal for this subject.

Albert

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sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 9:18 PM

Two powerful images captured.Well done..Lin

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2011 - 10:37 PM

magnificent and very thought evoking ! i just don't know how anyone could be so callus and evil minded

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28 May 2011 - 12:43 AM

You've caught the mood of this place well Steve - fine work ...Bill

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Adrian_Reynolds
28 May 2011 - 4:39 PM

A haunting scene Steve, superbly converted in its dispassionate nature.
Adrian

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2011 - 9:16 AM

youve got the atmosphere well, and really like the comp. theres some banding in the sky, it might be worth using some surface blur on a layer on the sky.lesley

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23 Jul 2014 - 8:16 PM

Excellent control, pin sharp, but more importantly evocative of the place. Great stuff.

Ian

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