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Hiroshima CMS

Hiroshima CMS
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Event
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-18 8:57
Viewed: 2261
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Hiroshima Centograph for Mobilised students commemorating the cataclysmic event of 6 August 1945, in which many thousands of Japanese school children, helping in the war effort by sewing uniforms etc, were killed. "It is believed that nearly 6300 students were killed that day (mostly 12-13 year olds). They were out in the streets working on building a firebreak within the city - 100 meters wide running east to west across the city - because most of Japan's other major cities had already been destroyed by bombs, and they knew it was just a matter of time before they would be bombed."
Source: Members.tripod.com

When searching for the name of this memorial, I found this image, taken in 2005.

This is a link to http://www.maths.lancs.ac.uk/~rowlings/

The pigeon is in exactly the same spot on the 3rd level & in the same pose. Uncanny! Until it was pointed out to me that the pigeon is in fact a sculpture!

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Hello Chris,

Excllent work, great colors Bg POV DOF perfcet details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo

TFS Kyle

quite a monument Chris, mono and then... the colours!!!= LIFE? Love your comp and angle, tfs, M, (*_*)

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-12-18 19:02]

Hi Chris,
this is a very nice composition of this monument build to memorize the devastation that could do the nuclear. You've capture it very well.

Hi Chris, Very powerful photo of this monument and very moving depiction of what it represents. Fancy children doing all that. TFS. Murray.

very impressive history and great shot...
thanks for remining!

Hi Chris,

This looks like a unique monument. However, with a history such as that, it makes it very special. Interesting contrast with the grey and then the colourful paitings & clothing.

Well done & TFS :)

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2006-12-20 7:28]

Excellent capture, Chris. The girl adds a nice sense of dimension, colours are very soft in general which fits the subject. It's a good thing to remember the use of those 2 A-bombs, what with the things that are going on in the world right now... TFS!

Sometimes I like to say sorry that I can not keep up with the many nice photo's people post on TL.. it all goes so fast, so.. even if I cannot critique all your photo's .. let me know I like your work very much!!Like this photo here good friend !!! Compliment and a smile from Holland


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  • orkhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 632 W: 152 N: 366] (3549)
  • [2006-12-20 16:41]

Hi Chris,

Make love, no more war !

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-12-20 21:12]

Hi Chris,
you captured the monument very well. Good POV to see a lot of interesting details.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 0 N: 99] (535)
  • [2006-12-21 2:07]

Hi Chris,

Again a nice picture, everyone can remember the A bomb above Japan, you did very well placed this image and certainly your interesting note, nicly composed and capture photo.

Have nice day,

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  • miuky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 197 W: 25 N: 234] (1305)
  • [2006-12-21 3:43]

hy chris
theres some kind of sorrow in me, when i hear the name of hiroshima or nagasaki...
bells like a dark painfull spot in our recent history...
we shall never forget that...

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