Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Bikini Atomic Bomb Test
Boing Boing pointed me to a set of photos from the 1946 nuclear weapons tests on the Bikini Atoll. The photographers who took some of these pictures were way too close. Over 20 years ago, I saw photos very similar to the shot above taken at altitude, except they were in color, and were shown to me by the photographer who took them, using his personal Argus camera. He was an Airman in the USAF at the time, assigned to ride in a B-29 circling the test site. He told me he looked away from the window while pointing his camera at the window, and snapped the shutter.