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The Polish Girl

The Polish Girl. I’m exporing Holme Moss to find some waterfalls to photograph. This one is in Ramsden Clough and is easily accessible. While exploring I met a Polish girl and her boyfriend on Black Hills who were walking the Pennine Way and we got chatting about concentration camps, as you do. She, I didn’t know her name, had visited some and thought that they are a good memorial to those that died. My mother, who live in Austria during the war, which was first invaded by the Nazis and then the Russians, is of a different opinion. She is in favour of memorials but thinks that the camps themselves should be destroyed and not be left as tourist attractions. She told me about helping the people in the camps by passing food and clothes to them through the fence.

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Canon EOS 6D

EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Aperture
f/8.0
Exposure
30/1
ISO
100
Flash
16
  • Image type: image/jpeg
  • Exposure: 30/1
  • Resolution: 72/1
  • Created: 6th September 2019
  • Uploaded: 11th September 2019
  • Category: Landscape
  • Views: 207
  • Likes: 90



  • Howard
    3 days ago
    Thanks to donniko for sharing.
  • chrisjstratford
    • Seller
    6 days ago
    Powerful image and story.
  • Sigrid Metsamägi
    1 week ago
    Very beautiful photo and an interesting story behind this photo!
    • Howard
      1 week ago
      Thanks. I talk to every person I meet when I'm out walking, if they have time. I've met so many interesting people like this.
  • Howard
    1 week ago
    Thanks to davidgmace for sharing
  • Ivan Stevens
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    • Pro
    1 week ago
    Gorgeous
    • Howard
      1 week ago
      Thank you and thanks for sharing.
  • Jim Anglin
    1 week ago
    Great image - interesting story too.
    • Howard
      1 week ago
      Thank you and thanks for sharing. My mother died recently so the story is all the more poignant: I've mentioned her war experiences in her eulogy.
  • Peter Millar
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    • Pro
    2 weeks ago
    I wonder what we would talk about if we met up while photographing stuff.
    • Howard
      2 weeks ago
      Photography.
  • Skremmy
    2 weeks ago
    Wow what an awesome shot
    • Howard
      2 weeks ago
      Thanks. I was lucky the rain stopped and the sun came out, briefly, giving me the chance to get the image.
  • colinmair
    1 month ago
    Wow! Great photo Howard. ...
  • jimh32
    1 month ago
    Fantastic image
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thank you. Thanks for your comment and for sharing.
  • robmcd
    1 month ago
    Gorgeous shot.
  • bevlew
    1 month ago
    Simply stunning!
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thanks and thanks for sharing.
  • Rangewoman_Inc
    1 month ago
    Beautiful shot. Especially with the dark sky.
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thank you and thanks for sharing. I blended 5 images to get the full dynamic range including a separate image for the sky.
  • myem55
    1 month ago
    Great colours and atmosphere.
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thanks. I was a little worried that the colours were over saturated because it was raining and I used a CPL filter. Thanks for sharing.
  • Ken Morris Jr
    1 month ago
    Wow....so beautiful....
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thank you. I appreciate your comment.
  • introvence
    1 month ago
    very nice! :)
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thank you, I'm glad you like it.
  • Denise Savage
    1 month ago
    When I have stood in whatever was left of something where humanity metered out a sense of cruel and abusive behaviour. It has been far more powerful to know, feel and touch the story. To simply read about, or see a monument diminishes the depth of what took place and the story loses its voice. Sometimes we need to be discomforted by our human capacity in order to create a barrier to change the possibility that it might happen again. Sometimes a stark reminder of what that is as we stand in a real place enables imagination to carry us deeper to that. Thanks for sharing both the image and the story.
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thanks for your comment.
  • Gjesdal
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    1 month ago
    I've visited 2 camps in Germany. Will never forget it, and made a much deeper impression than just a statue or something similar would have
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      I've not visited one yet but I'm planning to next year, I'll have a better idea then. Thanks for your comment.
  • vision
    1 month ago
    A very enchanting shot. Thank you also for the touching story about the polish girl and your mothers history.
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      My pleasure.
  • Jsvasquez1986
    1 month ago
    amazing picture
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thanks for sharing.
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thanks. Glad you like it.
  • Olga N
    1 month ago
    Beautiful photo
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thanks for sharing.
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thanks, I was lucky that the sun shone briefly on what was a wet and cold day.
  • socialtruant
    1 month ago
    War relics are a bit of a double edged sword. Some want them all gone and forgotten, while others think they should be kept as a warning to future generations.

    I saw recently some people getting pissed about the fact that the Titanic is slowly crumbling into the seabed due to. . . . . . well bloody nature as it happens.
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Yes, I see what you mean.
  • wallace
    • Seller
    • Pro
    1 month ago
    Lest we should forget, the people who gave their lives for our freedom
    • socialtruant
      1 month ago
      I always find the expression 'gave their lives. . .' a very odd expression.

      It makes it sound like human life is something that can be traded for cash or discount vouchers at the supermarket.
  • John Lowe JLowPhotos
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    • Pro
    1 month ago
    Beautiful photo and great story and I agree with Butch the camps need to be kept as they are a reminder of how cruel humans can be, personally I would like to visit Auswichtz to pay my respects to all the innocents that were murdered there and also those that survived but suffered in inhumane conditions
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thanks. Yes, I'm planning to go next year.
  • wallace
    • Seller
    • Pro
    1 month ago
    Cool, threating sky
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thanks. I combined a few images for to get the final image including a separate one for the sky.
      • socialtruant
        1 month ago
        ooooohhhhhh!!!! I have been staring at this for a couple of minutes trying to figure out what's wrong with it. There was a voice in the back of my head telling me that this is not right, and now I have it sussed. It's because the waterfall is blurry and the forgound water is in sharp focus.

        Feel like I need a sit down now with a large Whisky!
  • FabioM
    1 month ago
    Beautiful shot, dramatic sky
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thanks. Yes, I was lucky that the rain stopped and the sun shone through for a moment. Thanks for sharing.
  • Tom Oswald
    1 month ago
    Stunning
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thanks and thanks for sharing.
  • Ieva Marija
    1 month ago
    Interesting story and beautiful photograph as well. The editing is very effective.
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Thank you.
  • ButchReinhart
    • Seller
    1 month ago
    Beautiful photo. Here is why I would be for keeping the camps themselves: they serve as a physical, undeniable presence to the horror that took place and there are far too many people who would lead future generations to believe those places never existed and those horrific events never took place. Those camps are the scar on humanity that must be realized I believe.
    • Howard
      1 month ago
      Yes, that's a good point. Thanks for sharing.