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December

December 2014 - Holocaust Memorial

I recently had a short family break in Berlin, and among all the usual tourist locations I went to visit one of the most architecturally impressive and moving memorial sites in the world - The Holocaust Memorial. I have been here before (in 2010) and find both the scale of the place and the brutalism of the architecture very fitting for the events it memorialises. Whether it is right to photograph the place in the name of art is perhaps debatable, but I have tried numerous times. In this image I've used the lone figure in the distance to help higlight the overwhelming scale of the site and the fact that the victims of this horrendous crime were all individual people. See more images of Berlin here.

Camera Settings: Canon 5D MkIII : ISO1250 : Aperture f8: Shutter Speed 1/80s : 73mm focal length
Processing Details: Converted to monochrome and clarity reduced in Lightroom

All Images © Matt Botwood