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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: 310
  • Likes: 144



  • michel-yazbeck
    1 week ago
    you have an amazing pictures, thumbs up
    • Howard
      1 week ago
      Thank you, and thanks for taking the time to comment.
  • Howard
    2 months ago
    Lee Fox: Thanks for sharing.
  • andyh123
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    2 months ago
    Beautiful
  • Howard
    4 months ago
    Els Herten: Thanks for sharing.
  • Howard
    4 months ago
    Elenka Smilenova: Thanks for sharing.
  • Howard
    4 months ago
    steve16781: Thanks for sharing.
  • Howard
    4 months ago
    Pete Robinson: Thanks for sharing.
  • MarkChinn
    6 months ago
    Amazing lighting. And very interesting encounter.
    • Howard
      6 months ago
      Thank you. I've met so many interesting people when I've been out walking especially on the Pennine Way,
  • Joe Lightheart
    7 months ago
    wow to your picture and story. Both excellent and powerful!
    • Howard
      7 months ago
      Thanks. I'm lucky to meet so many interesting and varied people when I'm out walking. Sadly, I can't take Louis on these long walks any more as he is too old.
      • Joe Lightheart
        7 months ago
        walking with out our dog pals is just not the same
  • Howard
    7 months ago
    Thanks to vidavickyficko for sharing.
  • Howard
    7 months ago
    Thanks to donniko for sharing.
  • chrisjstratford
    • Seller
    7 months ago
    Powerful image and story.
    • Howard
      7 months ago
      Thank you.
  • Sigrid
    7 months ago
    Very beautiful photo and an interesting story behind this photo!
    • Howard
      7 months 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
    8 months ago
    Thanks to davidgmace for sharing
  • Ivan Stevens
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    8 months ago
    Gorgeous
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thank you and thanks for sharing.
  • Jim Anglin
    8 months ago
    Great image - interesting story too.
    • Howard
      8 months 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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    8 months ago
    I wonder what we would talk about if we met up while photographing stuff.
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Photography.
  • Skremmy
    8 months ago
    Wow what an awesome shot
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thanks. I was lucky the rain stopped and the sun came out, briefly, giving me the chance to get the image.
  • colinmair
    8 months ago
    Wow! Great photo Howard. ...
  • jimh32
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    8 months ago
    Fantastic image
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thank you. Thanks for your comment and for sharing.
  • robmcd
    8 months ago
    Gorgeous shot.
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thank you
  • bevlew
    8 months ago
    Simply stunning!
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thanks and thanks for sharing.
  • Rangewoman_Inc
    8 months ago
    Beautiful shot. Especially with the dark sky.
    • Howard
      8 months 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
    8 months ago
    Great colours and atmosphere.
    • Howard
      8 months 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
    8 months ago
    Wow....so beautiful....
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thank you. I appreciate your comment.
  • introvence
    8 months ago
    very nice! :)
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thank you, I'm glad you like it.
  • Denise Savage
    8 months 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
      8 months ago
      Thanks for your comment.
  • Gjesdal
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    8 months 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
      8 months 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
    8 months ago
    A very enchanting shot. Thank you also for the touching story about the polish girl and your mothers history.
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      My pleasure.
  • Jsvasquez1986
    8 months ago
    amazing picture
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thanks for sharing.
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thanks. Glad you like it.
  • Olga N
    8 months ago
    Beautiful photo
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thanks for sharing.
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thanks, I was lucky that the sun shone briefly on what was a wet and cold day.
  • socialtruant
    8 months 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
      8 months ago
      Yes, I see what you mean.
  • wallace
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    8 months ago
    Lest we should forget, the people who gave their lives for our freedom
    • socialtruant
      8 months 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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    8 months 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
      8 months ago
      Thanks. Yes, I'm planning to go next year.
  • wallace
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    8 months ago
    Cool, threating sky
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thanks. I combined a few images for to get the final image including a separate one for the sky.
      • socialtruant
        8 months 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
    8 months ago
    Beautiful shot, dramatic sky
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thanks. Yes, I was lucky that the rain stopped and the sun shone through for a moment. Thanks for sharing.
  • Tom Oswald
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    8 months ago
    Stunning
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thanks and thanks for sharing.
      • Tom Oswald
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        8 months ago
        You’re welcome Howard
  • Ieva Marija
    8 months ago
    Interesting story and beautiful photograph as well. The editing is very effective.
    • Howard
      8 months ago
      Thank you.