A poignant memorial in a quiet corner of Hiroshima Peace Park. The city was the first ever targetted by an atomic bomb, on August 6, 1945. An estimated 140,000 died from the 2000 degree celsius temperatures, & radiation sickness.
The script is in Japanese, & it may not be intelligibnle to most, but the sentiments are loud & clear.
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I also liked the venetian blind effect of the fg vertical poles, vaguely concealing the 2 shrines in the mid distance, and the sombre black on grey Christian Cross far right, marking yet another memorial in this park.
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jinju (14265) 2006-12-18 4:23
your photos are never about geometry but here I cant get away from it. verticals, spheres, curves, very well put together geometric composition with a ton of symmetry
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-12-18 4:28
Great tribute for this historic event, you have here.
Very good POV and perspectice. Excellent geometric composition. Thanks for sharing and greetings
sam224 (6215) 2006-12-18 4:33
A good documentary shot reminding us one of the biggest tragedies of our century. Good contrast.. but the most important thing is the meaning of this image.
Thanks for the contribution.
Gerrit (52099) 2006-12-18 4:56
A very modest monument for such a big tragedy. The right answer I presume. Delicat picture
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2006-12-18 4:57
Today, you are showing us a nice homage of the victims of that horrible moment in our recent history.
A nice pciture.
Paolo (41222) 2006-12-18 5:15
Hi Chris...at the beginnings i thinked looking to the thumbnail to a series of old wood skies!
amazing view, with good quality and compo.
syd1946 (18663) 2006-12-18 5:28
Excellent dedication to Hirishima tragedy.Simple but very nice composition.First of all the idea!Well composed and taken!
siolaw (38292) 2006-12-18 6:19
A good symetric compo, from a fine POV, with nice soft colors, and a relevant subject and good note...
hdl (7035) 2006-12-18 7:48
Hi Chris. Thanks for showing this; it is a picture with a message that I like. I may not be able to read what is on the boards, but I know what happened and I wish this never never happened again. Thanks for sharing this!
carper (96) 2006-12-18 8:11
fine shot by this memorial.
it's a moment to stand still at the war, good shot, good in pov and good job, thanks.
UnTrained (0) 2006-12-18 10:23
this is for me more a still moment of devotion than anything else. Thanks for sharing this one.
danyy (0) 2006-12-18 14:49
la fin d'une guerre ne se fait pas toujours proprement, des fois tous les moyens sont bons, on répond toujours à la violence par la violence, telle est la loi de la guerre.
Cette guerre qui aura fait de nombreuses victimes civiles.
Un événement qu'il n'est pas besoin de commémorer pour s'en rappeler.
Bien à toi.
feather (51130) 2006-12-18 16:14
A timely reminder Chris with all that is going on in the world today. I like the symmetry (almost) of your simple composition.
Cormac (26565) 2006-12-18 18:00
Powerful image - the memorial is so quiet and dignified, quite different than what I expected. I like the simple grass mound, with the vertical stripes of the posts in front, as you say, it's like a venetian blind effect. Thanks for sharing.
singuanti (15250) 2006-12-18 21:46
Hi Chris. Your image quality here is as good as it gets. If you cropped some off the left you would have perfect symmetry. Nice job Chris.
berek (50506) 2006-12-18 23:14
its meaningful captured my friend. clear and well framed picture. have a nice day
my overall evaluation -> ***
axiotea (21651) 2006-12-19 1:53
A good tribute for all the people who suffered and died under the agressive and massive atomic bombing. Thanks for your message....
jrj (34843) 2006-12-19 2:13
No doubt Chris that any photos of this park is of great interest. This one special with the simple foreground objects and also the simple details of the park behind. seems a worthy way for a silent place to meditate during a visit at this tragic memorial.
John_F_Kennedy (43757) 2006-12-19 4:19
You've got a great eye for these details. I like the composition and the perspective.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-12-19 6:24
very ncie shot and good colourful colours, very good notes too, well done
alford (3989) 2006-12-19 7:26
Hi Chris! How can one forget the images of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the war? It's amazing how the Japanese were able to recover, if not for these memorial and the old bldg remains, you won't notice what happened years ago! The colorful writings and flowers are attractive. IMHO, I would have captured more on the bottom of the flower vases and less on top. rgds.
jemaflor (100129) 2006-12-19 7:44
good idea to show us this memorial, original view for us with to see this japonese script, simple but strong,well taken.
john_c (24666) 2006-12-19 10:28
A moving yet simple memorial. Your tight cropping and framing helps create high impact, which is apropos the intent of the memorial. Good lines and graphism.
gracious (20025) 2006-12-20 2:30
Thank you for showing us the memorial that remind us the tragic memory of the past, that will never occur again!
Your notes is most useful
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (116676)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-00
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax A 28mm
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Hiroshima & Nagasaki [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-18 4:18