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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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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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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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visbranndrage Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Agreed. It's a great photo but the reality of what is being shown is tragic.
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Dowethil Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
A wonderful shot and also very sad.
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