2012 Photo Contest, General News, Singles, 2nd prize

Earthquake in Japan

Photographer

Lars Lindqvist

<em>Dagens Nyheter</em>

15 April, 2011

Boats rest on a pier at Ishinomaki port, in Miyagi prefecture, on 15 April, more than a month after a tsunami devastated large areas of northeastern Japan.

About

Lars Lindqvist

Lars Lindqvist is a photojournalist based in Stockholm, Sweden. As a staff photographer for the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, he gets to travel around the world. In 2008, Lindq...

Background story

Ishinomaki port, Miyagi prefecture, Japan

Boats rest on a pier at Ishinomaki port, in Miyagi prefecture, on 15 April, more than a month after a tsunami devastated large areas of northeastern Japan. Ishinomaki was one of the most seriously affected cities in the region, hit by several waves of up to 10 meters high. All Japan’s harbors were closed briefly after the tsunami; those in the disaster zone reopened to limited shipping traffic only at the end of March.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/5000 sec
Focal length
35 mm
F-Stop
2
ISO
50
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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