Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lest we forget

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day - marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland) by Soviet troops. A fitting moment to post this shot of mine. One of the most emotional moments in my life was our visit in the spring of 2008 to the remains of said concentration camp. This photograph is from an art installation in one of the camp houses. With the lighting conditions, the blurriness was unavoidable for a handheld shot, but I find it actually contributes to the total feeling. In spite of its clear technical shortcomings, I picked this emotional shot as one of my 12 most memorable shots of 2008.

Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1 8 Megapixels, handheld
Exposure: 0.4 sec
Aperture: f/2.5
Focal Length: 7.2 mm
Post-processing: Picasa 3.0