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How many stock photographers are going to provide you with a high rez photo of the fuelling room of an abandoned soviet nuclear reactor? Reactor #6.

Photos from my trip within the Pripyat/Chernobyl exclusion zone surrounding the nuclear disaster of 1986.

For a more detailed account of my experience there, see:
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I am no longer reading all my DA notes and comments they are overwhelming me! Thank you so much for caring, and using my stock, but it would be a full-time job just to keep up with you. If you want to leave a comment on the image, with a link to your work, please do so - I will check comments randomly from time to time.
If you need to get hold of me urgently, Email me (google me to find my Email address)

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IvanVladik Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I used your awesome stock here:   ivanvladik.deviantart.com/art/…  Thanks! :-)
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Furnosaurus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
great perspective
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crilleb50 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your beautiful stock here: [link]

Thanks for sharing :rose: :heart:
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DRE251 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Not many but we all take a chance for that great shot.
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WillWorks Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   General Artist
Nice High rez photo. :)

Was it hard to get access?
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mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
It took a lot of bribing and paperwork.
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WillWorks Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   General Artist
I bet it took a lot.
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maumanga Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You mentioned there are a few UNsafe zones in which people should not go, because there is still too much radiation around. Could you please tell me a few of them, and, if during the time you were visiting, you came upon such places, and caught yourself thinking "Should I go in there, even if just for a few seconds?". I bet that kind of thought would cross anyone´s mind.

I know Reactor #4 is one of them. Brrr.... o___o
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mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Reactor #4 is not bad upstairs; it's the subfloor of Reactor #4 that's really really bad.

There are a few items that are quite hot, such as an earthmoving machine that is radiating 400msieverts/hr - about a chest X-ray every 30 minutes... You don't want to be around that thing for more than 10 minutes or so. Video of my rad-meter going crazy around it is on my journal page:
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maumanga Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hi ho!
Because of your Chernobyl picture posts, it brought me the curiosity to research some more about it, and in the end, I spent my whole day after information, watching videos (even found a Discovery Channel one about it) and reading your entire journal. Crazy stuff.

I read somewhere down Reactor 4 there is a huge amount of solid corium, in which they called "Elephant´s Foot", and that stuff is still pretty hot even after its crust cooled down. Wicked! Some of your journal pictures inside the Reactor seemed to be taken in the absence of light, was that a fact? I mean, how to walk around a minefield like that, in the darkness? XD

Talk to you soon! Thanks for the awesome footage, man.
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