Licorne

    Newer Older

    As a reader pointed out, this is not a picture from Canopus, but from the Licorne shot.

    It has been fired at 18.30 on July 3, 1970, and yielded 914 kilotons, quite less than Canopus, but still impressive and dreadful.

    Although this picture, like many of the series, is a work of the French Army (as far as I know) this is an original scan from a hardcopy I posess, and processed to remove dust and scratches.

    A strange view on such paradise-like landscapes.

    Dugg : digg.com/offbeat_news/Beautiful_Image_of_French_Nuclear_T...

    Reddited : reddit.com/info/2zf6d/details

    And thank you for your comments, they're appreciated :)

    romainguy, cad3nas_0_o, klick2klick, and 1684 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    View 20 more comments

    1. Allard Schager 44 months ago | reply

      Most impressive shot I've seen here on Flickr.....ever

    2. m matthys 44 months ago | reply

      TADK describes it perfectly -- "horrifying beauty".

    3. Dervthings 42 months ago | reply

      truely amazing to look at... as strange as the eeiry feeling i get from it

    4. Pierre J. 41 months ago | reply

      C'est une excellente question ... Je vais essayer de tirer ça au clair. Merci pour le tuyau !

    5. Pierre J. 41 months ago | reply

      Après un second coup d'oeil, les couleurs semblent ne pas correspondre (plus délavées sur le blog de MMM), et comme l'image est toute petite, il m'est impossible d'avoir une certitude.

    6. himagni 37 months ago | reply

      just wow/...

    7. hedbavny - blackout protest 37 months ago | reply

      Fascinating
      Dazzled, gleamed and shined upon at "upon that wishing star"

    8. a thousand black dreams 37 months ago | reply

      Brilliant - thank you so much for posting to the group.
      Dazzled, gleamed and shined upon at "upon that wishing star" ...

    9. geldane 34 months ago | reply

      oh my word!

    10. Kartik J 32 months ago | reply

      Unbelievable shot, thanks for sharing!

    11. Mouserola! 31 months ago | reply

      www.flickr.com/photos/mausheimer/6216011418/in/set-721576...

      Long time no see, Pierre! A huge cloud over Yellowknife Bay reminded me of you this evening.

    12. Crism0n 30 months ago | reply


      FGold Award

      Seen in: Fine Gold Post 1 and Award 5 others

    13. OMAR-DZ 30 months ago | reply


      FGold Award

      Seen in: Fine Gold Post 1 and Award 5 others

    14. marco vinicio estrada 30 months ago | reply


      FGold Award

      Seen in: Fine Gold Post 1 and Award 5 others

    15. Ricardo Alonso 30 months ago | reply

      Great picture! please visit and coment mine allowed in this same group

      www.flickr.com/photos/ricardo_alonso/6313167775/


      FGold Award

      Seen in: Fine Gold Post 1 and Award 5 others

    16. betta design 10 months ago | reply

      Amazing!

      Excellent work!
      Thank you for sharing
      Admired in :

      100 000+ Views

      After receiving 5 or more "100 000+ Views" awards post
      Your image in our special tread
      5+awards

    17. jacob.pang 3 months ago | reply

      which movie is this?

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts