Lives lost in vain

I went to Kanchanaburi for a short holiday and of course I had to visit the War Cemetery. It is close to the famous “bridge over river Kwai” and it is the main Prisoner of War cemetery associated with victims of the Burma Railway. There are 6,982 former POWs buried here, mostly Australian, British and Dutch. It was quite shocking to see that most of the soldiers buried here were younger than me when they died.

I wanted the photographs to convey the tragedy so I decided to shoot in infrared and use a greenish tone.

These photographs are dedicated to the memory of all of the POWs buried here.


LIVES LOST IN VAIN 1
Original size: 3780 x 2520
f/5.6 | 2.5 sec | ISO 100


LIVES LOST IN VAIN 2
Original size: 3872 x 2592
f/4.5 | 2.5 sec | ISO 100


LIVES LOST IN VAIN 3
Original size: 3872 x 2592
f/6.3 | 2.5 sec | ISO 100


LIVES LOST IN VAIN 4
Original size: 3775 x 2517
f/5.6 | 2.5 sec | ISO 100


Date taken: 29.12.2011 | Location: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand

Comments and feedback are appreciated.

(Click on the photographs to see them in a larger size)

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About j.t.l.

I’m a creative minded finnish fellow who is passionate about photography, making music, and traveling among many other things.

3 comments

  1. Laura Lappalainen

    Melkoisen uhkaava tunnelma näissä kuvissa, hui..!

  2. Laura Lappalainen

    Juu me käytiin myös.

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