Fuel Depot Explosion 6 - Unpublished before now

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Taken from Ryanair FR903 STN-CORK on the morning of 11th December 2005.

 

I've since toned up on my PS skills a little enough to play with some of the pics I didn't think were good enough to share at the time. The contrast and colours had to be tweaked on this one as there was a lot of murk from the windows of the plane and the angle it was taken from didn't help.

 

So I thought I'd air them and see what people thought.

 

See the set of pics for full details on the explosion and the BBC story about User Generated Content.

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  • Katia & Vince 9y

    impressive.

    tag3
  • Tut99 (Roger) 9y

    Great shot. It looks like it was a pretty large fire. Impressive. (3-2-1)
  • Sunnysky_ 9y

    impressive!
    wow
  • Anneliese Rockenbach 9y

    It is a graphic reporter's work very well processed. Thanks for posting it (321)
  • bevcraigwhite 9y

    on the spot with the hot news... this tells the story!
  • Alex 9y

    Great historic image - good you took so many.
    Most impressive shot and processing.

    in 3-2-1
  • Xavier Donat 9y

    Amazing story and pictures
    321
  • irinsky 9y

    my god!
  • *Meredith 9y

    This really brings it home what a terrible business it was. You've caught the sheer size and scale of that explosion very well.
  • Claire 7y

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  • Gavin Veasey 7y

    Wow amazing!
  • Feroze Alam 7y

    Goddamn explosion scared the bejesus out us! i hear they are testing a new siren soon.
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  • Moti Didi 6y

    Great pic and important part of local history. Brings back that dreadful nightmarish feeling on that morning, after nearly being knocked out of bed by the blast. Wondered what had happened. I thought the house had been hit by lightening until I looked out of the window and saw that awful eery glow in the sky and realised what had happened. This pic must have been later in the day as it was still dark when it all kicked off.
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Taken on December 11, 2005
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