Saturday, September 28, 2013

Chernobyl #4 Reactor - A Before and After

A "Before and After."

The reactor that blew it's top April 26, 1986.

This is where it happened.  This is where one of the world's worst nuclear accidents occurred.  Right there, on the right side of the picture.  Although many are still saying the Chernobyl event remains the worst, some new estimates believe that Fukushima may be 50 - 100 times worse, at a minimum.  

Tech Stuff:

Canon 400D
Sigma 10-20 f/9 @ 20mm, ISO 200

Processing:

Three image HDR created from one original image
HDR created using Photomatix Pro
Lens Correction filter, Photoshop - (notice in before the monument and structure at right are falling backwards).
Additional processing using Topaz Detail

Before:


After:





And the alternate "BETTER" version of before and after:


before
after

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