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flowers at auschwhitz

By brian7d
i took this at auschwhitz , which was very moving place to be, iv tried to get the mood of the place in the image

Tags: Landscape and travel

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mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1552 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 3:53PM
I like what you have done here - flowers laid on the tracks to annihilation. The wreath defiantly breaks the symmetry (totalitarianism thrives on conformist regularity), and almost breaks the sense of inevitability. Life, colour - if flowers can live and shine out...
I described myself recently as a selective colour sceptic, I think it works here in principle. But the flowers are just a bit too gaudy. Something I have noticed is that a mono background can make colours look very different to how they appear in the original full-colour frame. So I would reduce saturation on them by just say 15-20%.
I would also crop a few pixels off the right side. You've done well to get such neat formality so just those few extra pixels on the right niggle a bit. Mod to follow.
I like your toning by the way. It does capture the mood.

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
1 Oct 2013 3:56PM
Agree about the tones. The gates at Birkenau are sombre enough anyway so not sure you need to use selective colouring here.
paulbroad Plus
9 123 1106 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 7:57AM
A very well know and used viewpoint. I quite like what you have done. At least it is a bit different to the usual aprroach to a heavily recorded scene. Thus you have tried to move from the masses.


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