Yesterday, 67 years ago, on May 14th 1940, Rotterdam was bombed in World War II. 1250 bombs killed hundreds of people in 15 minutes.
To commemorate this day, 128 powerful lights were pointed to the sky from 22:45-02:00 hours to mark the area that was bombed.
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korbee (6615) 2007-05-15 15:17
Wauw ongelofelijk indrukwekkend Gilbert,toevallig viel mijn oog op een soortgelijke foto op de voorpag.van de Volkskrant.
japiey (10163) 2007-05-15 15:22
Memory captured beautifully, emotionally and imaginatively.. Your way of framing and the lens is good...
Congrats, and wishes from India.
chrislo (4151) 2007-05-15 16:21
When I saw your picture, I first thought of an aurora borealis which amazed me much as you took this shot in the Netherlands. I must say the photo is impressive, you chose a very wide focal lens which gives depth to your picture. Well seen.
lilimih33 (9912) 2007-05-15 17:50
Very beautiful shot for this event!
Nice colours, clarity, light and perspective!
euryan (8436) 2007-05-15 19:11
Very interesting photo Gilbert. I really like the way the fisheye lens captures the entire sky and warps the horizon. Exposure is perfect. Well done.
kevinos (7385) 2007-05-15 23:54
A wonderful and dramatic image ,Gilbert, and a good note. I think it was the British that bombed Rotterdam, which is an irony of course. Great picture. Regards kevin
Liekje (574) 2007-05-16 2:07
Zat al met smart te wachten tot de eerste fotos hiervan op TE zouden komen. Moet vast een indrukwekkend gezicht zijn geweest, vooral door de bewolking.
calimex (151) 2007-05-16 9:51
Amazing shot. Beautiful use of the 16mm lens. This is a very moving commemoration. Your capture of it is sweeping and dramatic.
Thank you for sharing it and for your note.
I hope that all is well!
pinakie_slg (861) 2007-05-16 12:19
the picture is well shot beyound doubt, but the caused touched my heart.
Rian (48) 2007-05-16 16:34
Hey Gil, mooie foto! Mooi initiatief van Rotterdam. Was helemaal langs me heen gegaan totdat ik je foto zag, ben te weinig in het land denk ik :)
sranjan (307) 2007-05-17 20:42
Good POV & reminder of human outrage ! :(
grantlp (2113) 2007-06-02 7:42
This is a great image of the night sky with these lights reflected off the clouds. I like the effect your fish-eye has created...gives the image an artistic feel for this commemoration. Your exposure and lighting is perfect.Well done.
pari_ali (433) 2008-03-11 11:06
very impressive picture Gilbert
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1331)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-14
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Zenitar 16mm fisheye
- Exposure: f/8, 6 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-15 15:00