The Little Girl Blowing Bubbles in Chernobyl

I recently had some spare time. Well, not really. But I did insert into my schedule something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time – go back and re-examine some of my Chernobyl shots. I wasn’t ever happy with the way this one turned out, so I went back to give it a fresh pass.

I wrote up a long story about my trip to Chernobyl, which you might enjoy. This photo was taken just a uranium rod’s throw from Chernobyl in the little town that all the workers lived in called “Pripyat”. It was abandoned immediately when the meltdown happened. It was a perfect little Soviet master-planned community from the 80’s. During the emergency evacuation, kids left their schoolbooks on desks, families left clothes unpacked, and cafeteria workers left food unfinished. This particular picture was taken by the playground where creepy toys creaked in the wind.

The Little Girl Blowing Bubbles from Chernobyl (by Stuck in Customs)

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  • dan leitch

    hmmm…. there’s something quite dark about what at first seems like an innocent piece of graffiti.
    and somehow you’ve managed to capture it, possibly due to the shadows?
    nice shot nonetheless!

  • Gail Moshier

    As usual, great pictures, Trey. The color was really great on yesterday’s picture of the tombs. And this one today is a sad one when you think of what happened to that town, but a good photo. I’ve had the computer shut down due to T-storms passing through on and off. So got a prayer shawl finished!! Glad I’m back online and can look at your picture first thing when I get online!!!!! :-)

  • Chad

    Sorry Trey but this image just does not do anything for me. In my opinion, it is lacking your normal creativity.

  • l783l74

    I believe every picture taken by Trey means something to him and he’s the only one who can feel the story behind. I find it very emotional engaged btw, keep up the good work :)

  • casusan

    Sad to think what when on there especially for the kids – moving shot Trey!

  • LightningPaul

    Very nice, especially the story around.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks y’all

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