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The washrooms at Dachau. I visited there at the start of December 2012, and took this photo. I thought that the black and white really added to the sombre atmosphere of the place, particularly because of the history.

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WinterWomen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dachau, I've read about that place. :iconshiverplz: It's terrible what they did to the Jews there. (Gawsh I hope I'm thinking of the right place here!)
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes,you are thinking of the right place, and yup, it was terrible.
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So sorry for taking so long to leave you some feedback! x

This is a wonderful photo! I can feel the sombre atmosphere right away, and the B&W was a great choice. I can actually relate to this photo, because we just got done doing a unit on the Holocaust and concentration camps. It's so sad - and I think you did a nice job of portraying that here. :nod:

I think the lighting is pretty awesome as well! The way it comes through the windows and illuminates the walls and floor adds to that eerie atmosphere. The highlights and shadows on the structures also make them seem much more daunting as well - I almost feel like you captured a slight fisheye effect. Very cool!

In full view, I wish the photo was a little sharper. Perhaps it would've been cool to just have the first one in focus, with the background and windows blurred just a touch. Not too much though! Then again, I love how the flooring and walls add to the photo. :shrug:

I also wish that second structure was a little more the left, instead of nearly directing behind the first one, but of course that's not something you could move. :giggle:
Perhaps an angle slightly more to the left would've separated the two a little more, if that makes any sense? I'm being really nit-picky though, I think this photo is wonderful!

Excellent shot! :love:
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fine! :hug:

Thank you very much!

I do see what you mean about changing the angle of the shot to separate out the two washbasins, it's just a shame it's difficult to go there again. :saddummy:
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem! :huggle:
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MintVerdant Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
The overall composition is good. The perspective is also good and interesting as well. I like how the two objects stand out pretty well against the background. There's a good range of values here.
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really nice photo. There are so many things I like about this photo. Allow me to elaborate. The basin like things have a surreal beauty to them. For a moment I thought that these are a fountain. How mistaken I am after reading the description. The fact that this photo is in black and white adds a serious and contemplative mood to it. The history of this room, the horrors that it witnessed is brought out beautifully since the photo is in black and white. The windows from where rays of light are entering the room, are like the rays of hope. Also, the apparent unassuming nature of the room is a complete contrast to what went on here.

Overall, awesome job mate. :)
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your comment. :)

It does like somewhat like a fountain, I briefly thought that before it was explained that these were the washbasins, somewhat ironic that prisoners were given washbasins that look like something a lot more elaborate.
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome :)

Tells you that there are too many optimists running around
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It could be partly because that sort of shape is practical if you need to get 20 people to use it at once, but the irony is still there.
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup
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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
You did a grand job expressing the emotions here.

The water stains, cracks, rust, and cobwebs, all stand out sharply for the camera to capture. Though the signs of age likely weren't there in the past, as much of it was new, they speak volumes in emotion today.

The lighted window looks more exposing than welcoming, and the shadows to the left make me wonder if it's safe or not to go near. I think the b/w was a good choice here.
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the detailed comment, is there anything you would say to improve it?
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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
There is one thing, the lighting in the nearest sink/bowl has possibly captured your head outline. To me, it looks like you're standing in front of another window and your shadowed head is showing in the bowl.

With that I'd say be a bit more careful in the future over unintentionally making shadows or reflections.
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, yeah, I see that now you point it out, thank you, I shall bear that in mind in the future! :)
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metallichris Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Wish I went. :L
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dachau's quite a sombre place, and always feels cold. It was snowy and windy when we went there and easily negative temperatures, so it was 'good' to start trying to comprehend the suffering that must have happened there during its period of operation.
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metallichris Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Oh... :/
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a really great experience, just very sombre and eye-opening.
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metallichris Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Must be... All the things that happened there...
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup.
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Van-helsa124 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing. :)
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Van-helsa124 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem.
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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paddyola Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great pic, and yes definitely in b/w x
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! x
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