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Sunset romance

Sunset romance

Sunset Romance by Milena Iciek

 

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Hashima Ruins

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Ruins on Hashima
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Hashima

Hashima Ruins by Milena Iciek

These ruins can be seen on the deserted island Hashima 端島, also known as Gunkanjima 軍艦島 (Battleship Island). Since 2015, Hashima is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The former mining facility was closed and abandoned in 1974, when the coal mines ceased to be profitable. Since then, the island is pretty much left like it was, the buildings slowly falling apart due to the harsh storms raging out in the open sea. Hashima can only be visited by boat as part of a guided tour. Most of the island is closed off to visitors as it’s simply too dangerous for them to be wandering around when debris from the buildings could fall at any time.

Photo 101: Day 15 – Landscape

Landscape in Okinawa bw
Landscape in Okinawa BW by Milena Iciek

I wanted to keep the Photo 101 course photos in black and white but I found that I don’t like landscape photography in bw… Which is why I wanted to share my colour version of this photo as well as the bw version. Which one do you prefer?

Landscape in Okinawa
Landscape in Okinawa by Milena Iciek