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Solemn Remembrance
Photograph by Christoph Gerigk

Red and white flowers representing the Polish national colors float above the wreck. Tossed there one day last August by Heinz Peters, a diplomat at the German Embassy in Poland who arrived on the ship in the background, the flowers were part of a memorial service. "May the people along the shores of the Baltic Sea never again witness war," says Peters. "It was the war started by Germany, which as a last and tragic consequence claimed the lives of those whom we today remember."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Kodak E100VS
Lens: 20-35mm D-AF Nikkor f/2.8, zoom position 35mm
Speed and F-stop: 1/125 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, rainy; rough sea
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Ambient light and some flash on the flowers in the foreground
Special Equipment or Comments: I shot this from a small Zodiac


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