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Bright Like Magnesium by lynseylew Bright Like Magnesium by lynseylew
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.
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:iconbabou-shka:
Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Very nice shot!
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eTAKEDA Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Seeing this building in person was for me a very eye opening experience. Everyone that can should go to Hiroshima, and dedicate time to visiting this site and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
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Jumei Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
All those people try to talk their asses out when you tell them to read the friggin description.
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Selphie01 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
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.
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Darpie Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist
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 ><
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lynseylew Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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!
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Kyttiecat Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I was there... it's a very powerful feeling.. very somber..
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IXoclock Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing structure, and the title is great. The black and white, of course, brings up the already seriousness end of it.

Amazing job, ma'am.
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virnina Featured By Owner May 12, 2010   Writer
It's a great shot, you've managed to capture the tragic feel to it. I just stared at it, for a long silent moment, and had no idea what to say.
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Mihko Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:tears:

it's sad.
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CaptinHeather Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Amazing shot, very moving. I cant begin to imagine how tragic it was though.
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BuuWho Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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reveurnoir Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
I like this perspective--when I visited Hiroshima I only saw this from a distance, through the Peace Dome. It's so different up close.
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maduc Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Awesome abandoned building. Perfect setting for my story of a group of dark, brooding teenage boys who ran away because their parents didn't understand them. You should all check it out!
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lynseylew Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please read the description - your comment was ridiculously disrespectful! :disbelief:
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:iconmaduc:
maduc Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
It was a joke. Glad it worked!

Don't get me wrong, though, I'm not making light of the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. I was just playing off of your comment.
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lynseylew Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it failed miserably, you just looked like an ass hat!
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rei-midorikawa Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed.
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holleywane Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
troll somewhere else.
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77song Featured By Owner May 9, 2010   Photographer
It's so chilling... interesting, how the clouds still look like smoke.
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BookOfNicodemus Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Your icon won't let me sleep.

Also, thanks for the dose of history with the gorgeous photography. Definitely adds weight to the piece. Title is really well chosen as well.
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holleywane Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
how are there people who just think this is an abandoned building? Don't people know their history. So ignorant.
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Mushicon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It is in fact an old abandoned -ruin-..
So both are correct, and you can find beauty in sadness and tragic events aswell.

It's a great shot, none the less. Capturing both the beauty and the sadness in one.
Keep them coming. <3
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MadHatterMCR Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Knowing history and not being able to recognize a building in a foreign country are different.
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holleywane Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That building is one of the most iconic things about the Hiroshima bombing. It would be near impossible to know anything about Hiroshima and not know about this building.
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Sakkeru Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student General Artist
I've heard much about Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but I've never been taught it in school as of yet. The most iconic thing, in my opinion, was Sasaki Sadako.
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MadHatterMCR Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
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lynseylew Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly don't know, but it's genuinely made me angry reading such comments! Such ignorance and disrespect.
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pin-a-nat Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Great shot, I visited the Atomic Bomb Museum a few years back and it was absolutely heartwrenching. I think you captured the somber feel of the dome very well with this picture.
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AlexCuervo Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is some scary stuff, man.
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Malifa Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
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.
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XxICOxX Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
I'm sure when most see it in person there is such a silence. What emotion captured in time and photo.
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UndergroundRacer57 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
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.
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ClockworkClown Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Old abandoned buildings makes me squeal with joy ^^ good job in the photo and making me squeal
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lynseylew Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh, it's not an abandoned building.

please guys, read the description :(!
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ClockworkClown Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
I know, it's a ruin from the Hiroshima bomb, I just counted into the same category; it's like an old ruin.
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lynseylew Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It certainly wouldn't have made me squeal!
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ClockworkClown Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Of course I didn't squal over the cause of it... I just find something beautiful in old ruins. they tell a story...
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The-Lady-Blue Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Student Photographer
Wow. This is such a great picture. It's so sad, but that's part of why it's beautiful.
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TheRedLightning Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
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 ^^,
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lynseylew Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alot of Hiroshima's monuments are based around the typical saying of 'to forget history is to repeat it'. It's such a pro-active city that suffered so much, it was so sad being there :(
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TheRedLightning Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
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..
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lynseylew Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, I'm just about to upload a shot of one of the said clocks.
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TheRedLightning Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
oh nice :D
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SizzyBubbles Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the look of old, abandoned, degenerated buildings.
Great shot.
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lynseylew Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hah, well it wasn't excactly abandoned!
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SizzyBubbles Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh really? People still chill in there?
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:iconlynseylew:
lynseylew Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please tell me you're not being serious >_>
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SizzyBubbles Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wait. I got confused. Sorry. :)
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Tekkusu Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
I can't even imagine what it was like to witness something like that. It must have felt like the apocalypse.
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