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"Impressive Architecture"

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Copyright: Taryn Ann Bonnette (tarynann) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 57] (224)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-17
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/09/07 "Architecture" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-07 3:23
Viewed: 2222
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The A-Bomb dome in Hiroshima, Japan.

"Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction"

And based on this definition I decided to enter the A-Bomb Dome into Friday's theme of "Architecture".

The building was designed by the Czech architect Jan Letzel. It was completed in April 1915. The first atomic bomb was detonated almost directly above the dome but the building's vertical columns were able to resist the nearly vertical downward force of the blast, and so at least some of the building managed to stay intact. For me, this signifies good architectural design and construction.

We visited Japan in 2010, travelling extensively on both the main Island of Honshu and Hokkaido.

We have amazing photos of very impressive architecture like the Golden Pavilion but I wanted something unique for my first entry into the "Friday's theme"

In 1966 Hiroshima City declared that it intended to preserve the structure and the A Bome Dome has undergone two minor preservation projects to stabilize the ruin.

The A bomb Dome (as it is commonly referred to) or Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.

No PP was done. Only resized for TL.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-09-07 3:29]

Hi Taryn.

A piece of history, needed to be preserved and remembered of those sad days. Interesting notes with this image of yours, I like the addition to theme friday.

The sky is somewhat over exposed giving a bleached effect, you may want to re consider the settings you used or to reposition yourself to eliminate more of the sky. The building has much merit. tfs Have a good weekend.

stv ;o))

Hello Taryn, thank you for the comprehensive notes; I was unaware of this building.Your title says it all, it is a very impressive building,'Hats off!' to the architect.
I think that I might have adjusted the contrast a little.It is a pity about the colourless sky, but that can't be helped, as I know only too well.
Certainly a good entry for the theme.
Regards Jean.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-09-07 17:06]

Hi Taryn,
An important piece of humanity's history. One can only say: Never Again. I am glad that you posted this photo.


Hi Taryn,
A great architecture who resisted to the atomic bomb,
a nice point of view and details,
Nice note of the sujet and good entry for the theme..

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-09-07 22:20]


Avec cla barrière en premier plan quelle compo e tiamge sueprbe vue et cpatage il est aboandonné ce bâtiment et cette coupole les ouvertures, sueprbe.

Bravo et amitié


A pity that sky is completely washed out but overall you managed to achieve quite good results from this hostorical world famous site, Taryn!

The picture is razor-sharp and color contrasts within the picture are well maintained.
Good low POV and the branch of the tree overhead adds another piece of charm into the scene.
A well elaborated note also add interest here.
Great job!

A well thought entry to Friday's theme.

Have a nice weekend.


  • tribord Gold Star Critiquer [C: 85 W: 91 N: 296] (895)
  • [2012-09-08 9:30]
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A very popular builbing in Japan...
So popular that it is not easy to get a "stunning" picture of it. At least, your angle is fine. Just a good vacation-snap shot.
Unfortunately, I could not say that this is razor-sharp, here.
The borders are blurred, and there is quite a lot of diffraction too (look at the trees in front on the right)!
For your defense, yes, there is not much to do with such an overcast sky, on a day like that.
for such a picture, the simplest thing to do to make it "unique" is to twick it in post processing (a simple B/W will do fine). Then nobody will make comments about the sky anymore...
Keep on posting and have fun!
"Good" entry for the theme.

Damien (points off)

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10622)
  • [2012-09-08 9:47]

When ever I see this it reminds me of a tragedy that killed people by the people for the people, the champions of peace that how they claim, TFS.

Hello oTaryn,
This is fantastic. Apart from the fact that you have a wonderful eye for form and shape, the photojournalistic effect is invaluable. It reminds us again of the ugliness of war and of the greed for power. Congratulations also that no PP was required. Well done.

Ciao Taryn, impressive shoot of amazing ruine, interesting note, beautful composition with excellent clarity and splendid light, I like a lot B&W version in Damien's WS, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hoi Taryn,

Good note with this "shocking" image and its black story behind it.

The light looks like it is made in the Netherlands ... but there is no such building here. ;-)

Good composition, and a good posting for the theme.


Olá Taryn
I like very much your choice for the theme...and your note it is a good choice with an image that show us the architecture. I think if you had so some pp work you will have the possibility of improve the photo. ...but there are images have a charge enought to caul us and "shake " heart emotions
um abraço

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