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photoblog image lith 04 - Berlin, Holocaust Museum

lith 04 - Berlin, Holocaust Museum

lith 04 - Berlin, Holocaust Museum

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  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2008, 00:32
Oh wow! I'd heard about this..but never seen it. Very powerful image...almost painful to look at. You've done a wonderful job capturing the solemn feel.
anniedog: Thanks Marcie - I'm glad to be able to transmit some of the powerful atmosphere of this place in my photograph.
Crikey Ingrid: this is wonderfully powerful. I think I'd like to go there & experience it
anniedog: It's definitely worth a visit Chris, though some of the atmosphere is spoilt by groups of noisy young tourists. There is a very moving exhibition in the museum underneath.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2008, 02:31
Simple and yet incredibly powerful. Wonderful shot!
anniedog: Thank you for dropping by and commenting Beth. Glad you like it.
  • makoto
  • Japan
  • 23 Aug 2008, 03:58
A series of monotones are really nice. This one is very creative. And you have nice camera smile
anniedog: Thanks Makoto. Yes, this is my trusty little Pentax ME Super - it gives good results but I don't use it as much as I should. In fact I haven't used it all summer as I've been doing digital, so I must dig it out and take some new photographs.
This memorial really lends itself to this process Ingrid. It really captures what this is all about.
anniedog: Thanks Bill - I thought it suited the treatment very well too.
Interesting light shapes, Ingrid.
anniedog: The highlights in lith prints often turn out this way - it makes for good contrast.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Aug 2008, 08:29
the perfect treatment for this place
anniedog: Yes, I agree, the treatment suits the subject.
  • The valleys of tranquil peace
  • 23 Aug 2008, 08:33
Emotion runs through this perfect image.
anniedog: You can't help feeling emotional when you visit this place Paul.
These liths are great, this one is my fave, Likeyed!
anniedog: Thanks very much Nigel - it's a process I would like to try some more - I just have to psych myself up to do it as it takes ages! Glad you are enjoying the series.
This image speaks volumes. Very moving.
anniedog: Thank you Pat - it is a very moving place to visit.
Powerful image, Ingrid. Your have done a wonderful job of conveying the solomn atmosphere. (:o)
anniedog: Thanks Roz - I'm glad to be able to convey some of the atmosphere of this place in my photograph.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Aug 2008, 11:18
A very good photo of some stones of The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin- whith impressive light shapes I never saw before- the monument looks always different depending on time of day or weather or mood of the visitors -very moving indeed! (for more information:
anniedog: Thanks Philine - the light shapes are due to the lith process which renders the highlights in this way and gives such a contrast. It's true it looks different - I took several photographs, some with a film camera and some with a digital camera when I visited in April - see for another example. There are also a number of other pictures of Berlin in the same month.
Very strong image Ingrid, particularly with this treatment.
anniedog: Thanks Brian - I'm glad you appreciate it.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Aug 2008, 17:58
First Class.
anniedog: Thanks Mike - I think this treatment works well with the subject matter because of the strong, graphic shapes.
  • Padraig
  • Germany
  • 23 Aug 2008, 19:32
I have seen some shots of this monument before, nothing quite like this though Ingrid, the contrast is amazing and for me really gives an insight into how moving this place must be.
anniedog: Many thanks Padraig - the contrast on this one came out very well and seems to accentuate the monumentality of the place. It's a bit of a hit or miss process for me at the moment as I haven't done very much of it.
I think this is an enormously powerful memorial and your treatment here really conveys that.

Where does the term 'lith' come from? I got it wrong earlier when I wrote 'litho'. Is there some connection?
anniedog: Thank you Ian - it is certainly a very moving place - there is a museum underneath which is essential viewing. I'm not sure of the derivation of the term lith - it is nothing to do with lith film or lithography and I haven't been able to find out anything more. All I know is that the developer is called lith developer. Even the book I have on the subject doesn't give an etymological explanation!
  • Andy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Aug 2008, 15:33
Amazing shot, better than the ones I got there. Just to put a critical fly in the creative ointment though, some tone in the tops of the monoliths might have looked good instead of pure white?
anniedog: You could be right Andy, but this was the only one I did and it just came out like this! I'm definitely going to get my chemicals out and have another go - searched the web and looked at that link you gave me but it's impossible to download the instructions and all others I have tried have been rubbish - you don't get those lovely highlights as everything gets covered in noise.
This is cool.
anniedog: Many thanks Sesan.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 26 Aug 2008, 04:54
This is a very moving image. It makes me feel the place even though I've never been there but heard so much about it.
anniedog: Thank you Kay. It is a place that obviously has a very solemn and moving atmosphere.
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 26 Aug 2008, 17:40
superb shot Ingrid.
anniedog: Thanks for your appreciation Tim.
Wow! Missed this gem: this is a superb image, Ingrid. Discounting the location, which is obviously emotive in itself, it's a superb geometric study & the tones are just wonderful. One of the best images I've seen in ages.

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