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  1. fightheheathens

    fightheheathens TPF Noob!

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    im in a bitter mood so i felt like posting some depressing photos i took in germany. also i havent shown these photos here and i wana see if you guys think they are good, or captured the mood of the place.

    also it was very hard to force my self to take pictures here. it felt wrong.

    Dachau Concentration camp.
    work will set you free
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    bathrooms.
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    freedom
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    the twist of death
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    To remember the dead.
    to warn the living.
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    the face of death.
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    Denket daran wie wir hier starben: Think about how we died here.
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    200,000.
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    thanks for looken.
     
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    'Daniel' TPF Noob!

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    Wow, this is an amazing series. I can imagine it's hard to take photographs here.

    Number 1 is chilling. The second and the last two are my favourite...seems a crude word to use here. I think the second shows something of the conditions without being graphic. The last two are shocking with these titles. "200,000"...chilling. a great series. I think done sensitively but still showing the horrors of these places.
     
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    A great series, indeed!!
     
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    Nice series... you really portrayed the mood well. I believe I have seen that last photo before... perhaps in critique? I don't remember. I remember thinking how the shadows of the people added to the photo - making it appear as the spirits of those that died were still present in that room.

    Anyway, I really like these photos and the story they tell.
     
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    JonK I want MORE!!

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    Hard to fathom what went on there. Chilling indeed and everyone of them are very well done; the toning adds to the feeling.
    Excellent series.
     
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    These are excellent pictures and they capture the mood very well. IMO, "the face of death" doesn't really fit to the series here, because it is rather heavily "moving" while the others are quiet and just sensitively documenting what you've seen there. But these are all great images, thanks for sharing!
     
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    yup, nice series...
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Your photos are very strong, "fightthe....".
    I was in Dachau myself when I was only 14 years old and I cried when I came out.
    Since that is over 30 years ago, I no longer remember if I took any photos ... I think I did of the "Arbeit macht frei", but I have no idea where those photos are...
     
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    Some interesting captures that really show the mood of the place.

    Eric
     
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    fightheheathens TPF Noob!

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    thanks all.
    the last photo was in the critique place. i believe it was the first photo i posted.


    my entire goal as far as photographically when i went here was to capture the feeling of the place so i could try to explain to my friends when i got home. its hard to put into words.

    im glad you all like it.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You did a great job. :) I remember your last image in the critique forum, too. :thumbup:

    Overall, these all appear dark on my monitor. They are so good compositionally, though. And it is indeed very dark subject matter.
     
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    fightheheathens TPF Noob!

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    all of them are at least 1/3 under exposed though on my monitor they dont appear too dark. i tend to like my B&W pictures to be slightly under exposed and especially when i was shooting here i felt the darkness added to the feeling.
     

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