Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima is home to over a million people.

When the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima the city became known worldwide for this unenviable distinction.  The destructive power of the bomb was tremendous and obliterated nearly everything within a one mile radius.

After the war, great efforts were made to rebuild the city. Predictions that the city would be uninhabitable proved false. Destroyed monuments of Hiroshima’s historical heritage were reconstructed.  In the center of the city a large park was built and given a name that would reflect the aspirations of the re-born city: Peace Memorial Park.

Next to Peace Memorial Park is the Atomic Dome – the most striking symbol of the terrible destruction and one of the most widely photographed buildings in Japan.  We’ll only share three images from Hiroshima – all of the Atomic Dome.

Given the current situation in Fukushima, Japan and all the surrounding areas these images stand as a stark reminder of the immense power of mother nature and what can happen when man harnesses that power.

Just as Hiroshima has blossomed into her modern form we expect our dear friends of Japan to overcome the difficulties of the recent devastation in Tohoku and thrive once again.  The last image is an expression of that hope.

Canon 24-105L @ 28mm 1/60 f8 ISO 100 w/ Tiffen Circular Polarizer & 2-stop grad ND filter

Canon 24-105L @ 28mm 1/60 f8 ISO 100 w/ Tiffen Circular Polarizer & 2-stop grad ND filter (manipulated in CS4)

Canon 24-105L @ 24mm 1/45 f9.5 ISO 100 w/ Tiffen Circular Polarizer & 2-stop grad ND filter

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2 Responses to “Hiroshima, Japan”

  1. Those are amazing! I love the cherry blossoms.

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