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Time ticking by.

By martynj  
Inside a Soviet memorial to Latvian Holocaust victims at Salaspils concentration camp near Riga.

The whole place had a really eerie feel to it, not least because it was almost completely deserted and silent but for the slow ticking of a metronome. I hope this photo captures some of the feeling.

Tags: Architecture

Voters: geppel, UserHasLeft, Ron_uk and 11 more


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ciro 16
9 Aug 2004 6:29PM
nice work!
sze4j 16 56 Singapore
9 Aug 2004 6:31PM
Great shot...and what an atmosphere!

Appreciate the horizontal lines across the ceiling and on the floors ...all zooming into the light where we see the two figures - are they real people or statues?

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martin.w Plus
18 602 25 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2004 6:32PM
Love it, the two figures add an air of mystrey to the image. Click.
geppel 16 37
9 Aug 2004 6:33PM
excellent photo. love the narrowness and how you've captured the depth of field. Is that a statue at the end of the stairs, or actual people?

love the tones used in this also. really well done. i imagine its hard to capture the tragic and eerie feeling the memorials from the holocaust exude. the emptiness of the photo does this.....click.

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panokes 17 31 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2004 6:36PM
Excellent shot, the walls seem to rush you to the figures in the background.
martynj 17 21
9 Aug 2004 6:36PM
Thanks for the comments everyone. I don't know if it takes away from the effect at all if I reveal that I added the figures in on PSP. I felt that the photo without them was a bit incomplete.
inkapinka 16 10 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2004 6:37PM
Great Perspective, like it!!
Regards, Inka
UserHasLeft 17 654
9 Aug 2004 6:39PM
This is a first rate image, Martyn. Like it very much Smile
sze4j 16 56 Singapore
9 Aug 2004 6:46PM
So the mystery has been revealed! And do I like the image any less? No!!! =)
jules41 16 197 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2004 6:49PM
Fabulous shot,love the way you've taken this.especially the light running across the top to the background ,excellent work*click*
julie
inkarts 16 61 2
9 Aug 2004 7:59PM
The thumb nail does not do the image justice. I like the large and small figures they give scale. Looks E T like. Good detail. John
inkarts 16 61 2
9 Aug 2004 7:59PM
The thumb nail does not do the image justice. I like the large and small figures they give scale. Looks E T like. Good detail. John
martynj 17 21
9 Aug 2004 8:15PM
Slightly ET-esque I agree John. I was also inspired slightly with the figures by ads for the Sixth Sense.
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
9 Aug 2004 9:16PM
The first thin I thought when seeing this was aliens landing - you know the scenes when the door opens and you see the silhouette.

Superb job to get an effect like this, I think the whole shot leading you to the little figures makes it.

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vfr400 19 886
9 Aug 2004 10:47PM
All thats left are ghosts. lovely perspective.
chris
jochen 16
10 Aug 2004 11:19AM
great perspective! i like the people at the focus Wink click
johnjrp 16 432 5 Australia
10 Aug 2004 12:47PM
Very nice. Like the people in the BG. John
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