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Not a Bird Sang 2

By SteveMoulding    
A revamp of my last upload after some suggestions were made to improve the image.
Plus a different view taken at Auschwitz 1.
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.
Another image far from my comfort zone and using some new techniques I have never used before.
Many thanks for all the votes and comments on my last upload.
Have a great week.

Tags: Photo journalism Auschwitz Birkenau Poland Digitally manipulated Ww2 Landscape and travel

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Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
24 May 2011 7:27PM
Gives me a chill. In V2, I get the feeling of faces peering at me from that fence, that seem to be crying. Very sad............Sandy

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EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
24 May 2011 7:29PM
Full of atmosphere of the wrong kind and captured so well.

Jodyw17 10 United Kingdom
24 May 2011 7:32PM
wonderfully caught. well done indeed

User_Removed 11 26 2 United States
24 May 2011 7:32PM
These could only be mono. So dreadful to recall what happened there - after all these years it is hard to believe it could ever have happened. Thanks for reminding us - outstanding images.
24 May 2011 7:38PM
Excellent images - they sent a chill through me just looking at them, I just can't imagine what it must be like to be actually there.

gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
24 May 2011 7:45PM
I think the mono gives a more sinister feel to this place and that's just what it was, lets hope it is never experienced again. - gary
luckybry 10 3 Scotland
24 May 2011 7:59PM
sad and gets a message across but grt images
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
24 May 2011 8:09PM
two great captures steve very powerful v2 for me today nice one Wink
DaveMead 10 23 14 United Kingdom
24 May 2011 8:25PM
Powerful stuff.
vickyf 14 8 8 United Kingdom
24 May 2011 8:50PM
Strong, evocative image. Treatment suits the subject so well.
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
24 May 2011 9:55PM
superbly shown pictures
24 May 2011 9:58PM
The mono is a very good medium for this unsettling place Steve, as its dispassionate tones are fitting, giving the strong silhouetted fence the feeling of foreboding, excellent image,
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
24 May 2011 11:59PM
More powerful in mono Steve
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
25 May 2011 7:21AM
Really works so wll, very haunting
well captured
waineswitch 12 88 Scotland
25 May 2011 2:03PM
Was there last year, know what you mean.... this sums the whole place up in one go....excellent
Rock 17 10 2 England
25 May 2011 6:56PM
A grim reminder as to how uncivilised the human race can be.

bayleaf1 9 7 United Kingdom
25 May 2011 7:43PM
Super pics
25 May 2011 9:47PM
Supurb pictures.Well done..Lin
Richsr 13 91 223 England
25 May 2011 10:01PM
Stark and moody Steve, suits this place well.
Regards Richard
Jekaro 10 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 8:55AM
Superb images, Steve, very well done.
ianrobinson 10 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 7:40PM
An awesome image that provokes sadness, anger and maybe bitterness.
I can only image how bad this was for all those that suffered behind those electric fences, how much anger even today that the world could do nothing to stop it.

I for one am so glad to see these singular people who think they are above Humanity brought to justice in one way or another, the likes of bin laden and all the other MURDERERS.

marktc 9 101 15 United Kingdom
28 May 2011 7:33PM
Steve, a very moving group of images, but very well presented. Thanks for the insight
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
30 May 2011 6:23PM
The bleakness is conveyed superbly in this one

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