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Birkenau

By Delg999
I took this image to try and capture the scale of the Birkenau (Auschwitz 2) death camp.

Where I was standing was halfway between the entrance to the camp and the crematoriums looking to the right. As you can see from where I was standing you could not make out the edge of the camp.

On far sides of the barbed wire fences there are a few remnants of the chimneys that were in the wooden barracks. The barracks themselves were burnt down by the germans before they fled.

Thanks for looking

Comments welcome

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Tags: Auschwitz Birkenau Landscape and travel Death camp

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dark_lord Plus
16 2.5k 664 England
11 Sep 2008 6:55PM
You've certainly got a desolate look here, and the perspective does hint at the scale. You can bump up the contrast on this which would help with the starkness. A simple plain white border or line would be best, so as to concentrate viewers attention on the image content.

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ITSJRW 14 5 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2008 8:41PM
Whilst no image can ever truly capture the dark atmosphere and the horror you feel when you visit this site I think your shot goes some way towards it. I visited Birkenau some years ago and the the feelings I had while I was there come back looking at this image.
You can almost look into the photo and feel that you have just stepped into the 1940s.
I prefer the B+W versions. Well shot.
Jamie
JBA 11 341 1 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2008 7:00AM
It is harder to get the sense of desolation in colour somehow. Moving shot.

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