Would you take your camera to Chernobyl to photograph ruins?

6 months 1 week ago #647251 by Matt Nguyen
A buddy refered me to HBO show Chernobyl and I started to watch it 2 days ago.  Amazing and educational about what happened.  I came across this article:

https://www.boredpanda.com/i-went-to-chernobyl-with-my-hasselblad-500c-analog-camera-and-came-back-with-goosebumps-and-these-photographs/

Aren't things still radioactive there?  While I bet this would be awesome to photograph, I'm not sure I would be excited about going there for this purpose.  


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6 months 1 week ago #647275 by Chester Foster
No way!

The closest I would do is fly a drone on a one way flight with a really good camera on it! 


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6 months 1 week ago #647288 by Moe
Not a chance, I have a family and respect life


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6 months 1 week ago #647292 by Nikon Shooter
I am willing to take risks to get special pictures… even pay a price
but that is way over my capacity to evaluate safe risk management.

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6 months 1 week ago #647296 by mariablassingame
Not an opportunity, I have a household as well as likewise respect life.


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6 months 1 week ago #647300 by Stanly
It would be fun, but no

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6 months 6 days ago #647321 by ThatNikonGuy
I would go on the out skirts and just use a hefty lens to get in close.   


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6 months 5 days ago #647362 by Garbo
I would, but only from a safe distance with proper gear that would detect radio active stuff

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6 months 5 days ago #647472 by Nefarious

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6 months 4 days ago #647499 by Sawyer
Let's think about this: Would I go to a potentially highly radio active place for a photo of some ruins?  Nope, I'll leave that coverage for HBO.  

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6 months 3 days ago #647718 by Amy Porter
What?  No way.  

Don't get me wrong, I'm down for adventure and exploring ruins, but there are so many other places this can be done with out huffing in radioactive material from one of the worst nuclear tragedies to man.  


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6 months 2 days ago #647775 by Kenta
No, big old pass for me.  


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6 months 2 days ago #647810 by Matt Nguyen
Have any of you watched the show yet?  


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6 months 1 day ago #647973 by MYoung
I agree, that TV show did a good job.  I wonder if any of the proceeds made from the show will go to the people who were effected by this tragedy?  Very good series.  But for me, no, I'm not that much of a thrill seeker.  


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6 months 1 day ago #648042 by Farestad
At first I was like yeah, give me a suit.  But even still, my camera would be all loaded up with radiation.  So, I'll pass too.  

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