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Samoan Village before the Tsunami

Samoan Village before the Tsunami
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Copyright: Jack McGrane (jackal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-21
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Event
Camera: Pentax K10D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2009/10/02 "deep blue" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-30 13:47
Viewed: 3327
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Tsunami hit Samoa yesterday and the death toll stands at 113 but they believe that this will rise dramatically.
We were in Samoa earlier this year and I has looking through my photographs of our visit.

This shot shows how vulnerable the villagers would be when a Tsunami strikes, these poor people don't have a lot and most would have no warning that the Tsunami was coming.

We were also in Phuket a few months before the Tsunami struck there on Boxing Day - a sobering thought

I read in today's paper that the SEA BREEZE resort has been totally destroyed by the tsunami - I have added a picture of my wife & son at the resort to the WS

ISO100 F7.1 @ 1/125 sec taken from the car

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Hi Jack,
A nice tribute to the people of Samoa who suffering from the tsunami today.
Apart from that a fine image, crisp and clear with a perfect reflection. It's hard to be cheerful, but I appreciate your respect of the Samoan people!
Wish them all the best for the future.

Bonjour Jack.
Une image qui montre assurément un coin qui était un paradis et que l’actualité du jour a transformé.
Une pensée pour ces malheureux.

Oh man! I can't believe you have this photo. This event is so sad. The ones who survived probably don't have clean drinking water or food. I hope help gets there soon. It puts a whole new perspective on my life. Now, somehow, posting a bad photo doesn't seem like a big deal.

Thanks Jack!


well Jack wonder if its still there god help and bless them we should do something for them this time if all menbers put a shot up for sale maybe we could raise some cash for them thanks for reminding us how lucky we are
tfs regards bryan

I have to say this is one of the best photos which I have already seen on Treklens. You did the best. The composition, cadre and light are completely acceptable. I read your note about it and I found it perfect. I give it useful mark.
Have a good continuation and thanks for sharing

Hi Jack,
Nice tribute to the people of Samoa,
Excellent POV. and details.
Excellent note and composition,
very well done.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-10-01 0:53]

Hi Jack...
Beautiful poscard...
Nice composition...

thanks Jack for sharing...

thoughts for unlucky people...

thanks for note

dd, ile de la Réunion

Howzit Jack,
Nice sharp image with good depth and spot on exposure.Nice tribute and how sad the images of the Tsunami are!
Just stay clear of the Tsunamis.

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