The photography shows the Torpedo's construction - the central facility of German torpedo research places built in occupied Poland during World War II. This torpedo called „Babie doły” is located in Babie Doły, in Gulf of Gdansk at Baltic Sea. In the German nomenclature, this building was called Schießstand. It was a torpedo assembly hall with test shooting equipment, built at the bottom of the reservoir, a few hundred meters from the shore. Connected to the shore of the pier, followed by a narrow-gauge railway transport of torpedo components, eventually mounted in the hall.
After the war, the last section of the pier at the torpedo was destroyed to hinder access to the building.
Until the 1980s, the pier and port buildings were regularly used by military divers as a training reservoir, also by yachting enthusiasts and in the summer by those relaxing on the beach. Finally, the remains of the pier were blown up in the mid-1990s.
I took this photo with a long exposer using analogue medium format camera and ND1000 filter to get the effect of flat water.
AUTHOR: KATARZYNA DLUGOSZ POLAND
Born in 1977 in Oswiecim, Poland. In 2010 obtain BA of Arts in Photography from Lodz Film School.
Deals with photography as hobby and amateur in her free time.
She is interested in nature photography. Specializes in analogue photography specially black and white photography and darkroom processing.
Awarded as finalist or honorable mention in national and international photography competitions such as IPA 2017, 2018; MonoVisions Photography Award 2017, 2018; Monochrome Photo Awrds 2017, 2018; Neutral Density 2017, 2018; Photographer’s Forum’s 37th Annual Spring Photography Contest or National Geographic Poland “Photography mornings”.