April 2010 - Hiroshima, Japan. Atomic Bomb dome in central Hiroshima. The title refers to the way many of the witness accounts described the flash of light as the atomic bomb exploded - comparing it to that of a magnesium flame.
I dont think ive ever been hassled so much to sign a petition in my life than in hiroshima! shows how much impact it still has now and will continue to have. the 1000 cranes was an inspiring story I think ^^ i loved all the different ones from school kids around the world.
was the most bizarre and sad experience being there.
Still such a beautiful building. (and great shot of it) I still can't believe that that blast could not take it down. Oh and increasing the contrast will only lessen the detail on the building, so what you can it fine ><
This building was almost directly underneath the bomb itself, and I'm assuming as the blast radiated outwards instead of up and down, it was spared some of the full force. Pretty much everything else was flattened!
Beautiful shot. I recognized it immediately! A friend of mine just returned from a visit there. It must have been a very powerful experience. I'm headed to Japan in about a week, and though Hiroshima is quite a ways from where I'll be staying, I hope I get a chance to go there.
I have learned about WWII in several classes, but we never looked at architecture from any of the damaged countries. I completely understand demanding respect, but I do not like being called ignorant for not knowing a building.
Wow,I just came back from Hiroshima, saw the dome, went to the museum, met a Hibakusha. This captures the feeling you get when you see and learn more about what happened to the people there: it's overwhelming and the precision they used to keep this building standing shows their point when they say that to forget is a dangerous thing. A very nicely composed picture (nice to see after watching high school students posing in front of it and taking a photo...ridiculous and disrespectful). Nice to see some of your photography too.
Wow. That really is amazing. I want to visit Hiroshima and experience these sights for myself. I learned a lot about the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki when I wrote a term paper on how the bombs affected the people and the environment. The things that happened are so messed up. All of those poor people. :[ I read people saying that these are there to remind of us of what happened, but these things shouldn't have happened in the first place. It's a disgusting display of power.
I like the clouds in the background though; it feels like they're actually smoke and dust rising from the rubble.
I think it's good these sort of things are left to show how horrible those bombs are.. though to be a bit critical, I would love to see a bit more contrast, so it gets more life, if you know what I mean, but it's up to you in the end, I'm only a suggester hehe ^^,
I can imagine, I've only seen pictures of it, I've remember a friend made a scrapbook with different pictures from there and there was a particular one where the time a been frozen in one clock at the exact time the bomb fell, it's horrible..