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Earthquake
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Copyright: Gary Fudge (garyfudge) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 5 N: 320] (1098)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D80, 18-70mm Nikkor ED, Digital
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-15 19:22
Viewed: 4558
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had a moral dilemma whether to post this shot as I don't wish to offend anyone.

This was the epicentre of the Asian Earthquake which struck on 8th October 2005 killing 75,000 people. 6,000 schools were destroyed.
The white rock used to be within the centre of the mountain before 3kms of it slid destroying 9 villages that used to stand on its slopes. Nothing has ever been found of those villages.

I was working with an NGO group and almost a year on people were still living in tents and at that time of the year is the rain season. Landslides were constant and one killed 6 children one night I was working in Muzaffarabad, the rain causing floods which washed their tent away.

Respect the earth, nature and be grateful for everything you have.

Gary

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Hi again dear Gary ,
nice landscape.
great composition and nice light.
well done.
thaks and regards my dear frined.
Saeed

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-18 11:42]

Hi Gary,
I believe that you are doing good by reporting the other side of nature. There is nothing graphic in the image, so no reason to be in a moral quandary here. The photo itself is well-composed and sharp. Thanks for sharing.
Hakan

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  • BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
  • [2009-04-27 16:42]

Hello Gary-

Just found this shot for the first time while browsing some back alleys within TN. I agree entirely with Hakan that there is no moral dilemma here. I agree further that you are doing a great deal of good by showing a side of nature that is virtually absent from TN. It is a good image with a good (informative, though depressing) note. Many thanks for posting both.

Best regards,

Bob

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