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.
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 ^^,