John Sandell photography
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Contemplation

Contemplation. A return to Berlin's 'Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe' (Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas) – usually referred to simply as the 'Holocaust Memorial' – where previously I'd concentrated on images of the memorial itself for my MEMORIAL book. This time I added the buildings of Potsdamer Platz in the background, including the huge Deutsche Bahn headquarters in the Sony Centre. Separating the two are the trees lining Ebertstraße, just starting to show their autumn colours in the strong mid-September sunshine. In the foreground a couple might be discussing the memorial; I liked their neutral jackets matching the grey concrete blocks while their blue jeans mirror the blue buildings and sky. It still remains to be seen whether a judge will feel the same!

Technical: NIKON D800, f=85.0 mm, ISO200, 1/1600 sec @ f4.0

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