This is the 3th floor of the abandoned elementery school in Prypiat. Prypiat is an abandoned city in near Kiev, Ukraine. This city was evacuated in 1986 following the nuclear disaster that occured in the Chernobyl powerplant. Everything in Prypiat was left behind and not much people have visited the contaminated city since the disaster.
This photo was taken on the third floor of the elementery school. Due to cleaning operations, loothing and tourists the place is a total chaos. What is left of the place is an old ruin filled with rusty tables and chairs, and.. vegetation! On every floor there were plants growing everywere. On the second floor there was even a small tree growing inside the building! As you can see, I have edited the colours of this photo, I made it B/W except for the vegetation to make some sort of highlight of a new beginning.
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dareco (17134) 2008-11-14 10:38
I really love what you've done here! A very nice picture, I am impressed :) Nice pov and excellent pp work. TFS
Tashy (1820) 2008-11-14 10:43
Bravo!!!!!! All my compliments!!!! I love this photo. I LOVE IT! I am putting it on my fave photo list.
I am planning to visit Pripyat and Ukraine myself. I have this strong desire to visit the 'ghost town' for very long time now. I have read every single article written about this town, about the nuclear power plant, about the accident...
This is amazing photo. I have no words. Tell me just one thing...How did it feel to be there? To actually walk on the streets and go inside the buildnings...
Have a nice weekend...
dovi (1068) 2008-11-14 11:04
very interesting composition and colors selection. the design is really good and makes your point of new beggining perfectly!!
antymarasek (319) 2008-12-17 6:46
Very interesting powerfull shot. Good idea with B&W versus green. I wish to go there one day...
brandstaetter (15915) 2009-12-01 9:29
A horror, didnīt know itīs possible to visit this place.
- Copyright: Wichard van Graas (WichardGraas) (336)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Ruins, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H1
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/13 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Prypiat [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-14 10:32
- Favorites: 2 [view]