“The Price of Industry” : Hiroshima, Japan, 17th February 2012
Today I decided to walk through some random places in Hiroshima in the hope of finding things to photograph.
I took a couple of trains out to the northern suburb of Omachi, where I got out and strolled about ten kilometres back to the central station, with the occasional snow flurry making things rather interesting weather-wise.
Somewhere along the trail I encountered this fairly bleak view of the sun trying to battle with fat storm clouds reflected on a dirty and polluted-looking river. I make it look uglier than it is, but it’s no secret that Hiroshima is not a very beautiful city.
Just for fun, here’s the iPhone Instagram version I took of the same view: they always look great on a tiny screen, but the low quality is evident when it’s exported, and look at how badly blown out the sky is – all the cloud detail has vanished! Good fun, though…
You can see a larger version of the first photograph here.