In the morning of August 6, 1945 the city of Hiroshima, completely oblivious of what was in store for it, had just started to get busy preparing for a long summer day. At 8:15 am, the fate of the city changed for ever. The American Bomber B-29 Enola Gay dropped the first ever atomic bomb in history on this ill-fated city.
The atomic bomb code named Little Boy exploded about 600 meters above the Hiroshima City. The hypo center was only few hundreds meters away from the A-dome. The red ball in this picture represents the explosion point, and below it lies the flattened city.
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dragonslayero (3116) 2008-01-03 14:49
Being born in a generation that only hear of the brutalities if WW2, I am very thankful for this great photographical idea.
The story behind the atomic bomb and the bombing of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki has facinated me more than once, but wherever I might look I have never found such a detailed and graphical depiction as this.
You have managed an excellent POV that really brings the viewer into that terrible moment on the morning August 6, 1945.
Hopefully I will experience this place myself this spring, a place that has inspired me with both awe, interest and terror.
Thank you for sharing.
delic (6735) 2008-03-30 23:13
Oddly underrated, this photo's message alone is a reason to take note. Composition is powerful with the overhanging ball reminding us of a threat that is still there. Excellent note. Regards,
- Copyright: Rabs Tulads (randompics) (955)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-14
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ30
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 23:17
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