Fuel Depot Explosion 6 - Unpublished before now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.

    algo, Kman999, Jeff Kubina, de_aschd, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. KatiaUK 111 months ago | reply

      impressive.

      tag3

    2. Tut99 (Roger) 111 months ago | reply

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

    3. Sunnysky_ 111 months ago | reply

      impressive!
      wow

    4. COMALA 111 months ago | reply

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

    5. bevcraigwhite 111 months ago | reply

      on the spot with the hot news... this tells the story!

    6. algo 111 months ago | reply

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

      in 3-2-1

    7. Xavier Donat 111 months ago | reply

      Amazing story and pictures
      321

    8. *Meredith 111 months ago | reply

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

    9. Lady Wulfrun 89 months ago | reply

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    10. gavinvz 86 months ago | reply

      Wow amazing!

    11. Feroze Alam 81 months ago | reply

      Goddamn explosion scared the bejesus out us! i hear they are testing a new siren soon.

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    13. Moti Didi 77 months ago | reply

      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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