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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 Plus
9 23 13 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 Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
24 May 2011 7:29PM
Full of atmosphere of the wrong kind and captured so well.

wonderfully caught. well done indeed

User_Removed 9 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.
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 Plus
10 576 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
24 May 2011 7:59PM
sad and gets a message across but grt images
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
24 May 2011 8:09PM
two great captures steve very powerful v2 for me today nice one Wink
DaveMead Plus
8 23 14 United Kingdom
24 May 2011 8:25PM
Powerful stuff.
vickyf Plus
12 8 8 United Kingdom
24 May 2011 8:50PM
Strong, evocative image. Treatment suits the subject so well.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
24 May 2011 9:55PM
superbly shown pictures
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
10 360 22 United Kingdom
24 May 2011 11:59PM
More powerful in mono Steve
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
25 May 2011 7:21AM
Really works so wll, very haunting
well captured
25 May 2011 2:03PM
Was there last year, know what you mean.... this sums the whole place up in one go....excellent
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
25 May 2011 6:56PM
A grim reminder as to how uncivilised the human race can be.

25 May 2011 7:43PM
Super pics
25 May 2011 9:47PM
Supurb pictures.Well done..Lin
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
25 May 2011 10:01PM
Stark and moody Steve, suits this place well.
Regards Richard
26 May 2011 8:55AM
Superb images, Steve, very well done.
ianrobinson Plus
8 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 Plus
7 99 15 United Kingdom
28 May 2011 7:33PM
Steve, a very moving group of images, but very well presented. Thanks for the insight
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
30 May 2011 6:23PM
The bleakness is conveyed superbly in this one

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