Bag’s Take-Away:
The fear would be “more minorly” if the high zone on the meter had a long red line, instead of a green one, and the marking beneath the needle was green instead of red, and the woman in the background wasn’t wearing a mask (often seen in Tokyo due to everyday pollution).  Clever shot.
shortformblog:

Tracking radiation levels in Tokyo: A minorly scary photo
Photo of the day: “A radiation detector marks 0.6 micro-sieverts, exceeding normal levels Tuesday, near Shibuya train station in Tokyo. Concern over possible radiation exposure has increased after a fourth reactor released radiation, Tuesday.” To compare – this level is higher than average, but only a tiny percentage of what’s happening at the plant. 1,000 micro-sieverts per hour equals one milli-sievert per hour. So this is high, but still minor. (Kyodo News/AP) source
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Bag’s Take-Away:

The fear would be “more minorly” if the high zone on the meter had a long red line, instead of a green one, and the marking beneath the needle was green instead of red, and the woman in the background wasn’t wearing a mask (often seen in Tokyo due to everyday pollution).  Clever shot.

shortformblog:

Photo of the day: “A radiation detector marks 0.6 micro-sieverts, exceeding normal levels Tuesday, near Shibuya train station in Tokyo. Concern over possible radiation exposure has increased after a fourth reactor released radiation, Tuesday.” To compare – this level is higher than average, but only a tiny percentage of what’s happening at the plant. 1,000 micro-sieverts per hour equals one milli-sievert per hour. So this is high, but still minor. (Kyodo News/AP) source

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Still another example of newswires running military handout photos like the Pentagon was a branch of the media. (Not like anybody would catch it — or know the difference, anyway, after Iraq/Afghanistan embed mania.)
producermatthew:

The United States Air Force conducts a search-and-rescue mission above Sendai Airport in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan March 14th, 2011. (US Air Force handout)

Bag’s Take-Away:

Still another example of newswires running military handout photos like the Pentagon was a branch of the media. (Not like anybody would catch it — or know the difference, anyway, after Iraq/Afghanistan embed mania.)

producermatthew:

The United States Air Force conducts a search-and-rescue mission above Sendai Airport in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan March 14th, 2011. (US Air Force handout)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Does make me think about the unfathomable amount of resources that gets flushed into military and defense by so-called modern societies at the expense of domestic wellbeing, (non-mil) civil defense and, oh yeah, the development of clean(er) and safe(r) alternative energy.
(photo: Kyodo News via Reuters caption: Officers look at a Mitsubishi F-2 fighter aircraft that was swept by the tsunami into a building at Matsushima base in Higashimatsushima, Iwate prefecture on Monday.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Does make me think about the unfathomable amount of resources that gets flushed into military and defense by so-called modern societies at the expense of domestic wellbeing, (non-mil) civil defense and, oh yeah, the development of clean(er) and safe(r) alternative energy.

(photo: Kyodo News via Reuters captionOfficers look at a Mitsubishi F-2 fighter aircraft that was swept by the tsunami into a building at Matsushima base in Higashimatsushima, Iwate prefecture on Monday.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
As the situation gets more devastating, so do the analogies. Thinking of late WWII.
(photo: Reuters. caption: Yamada, Japan - Fires smolder in the badly damaged town. via: LAT Framework slideshow.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

As the situation gets more devastating, so do the analogies. Thinking of late WWII.

(photo: Reuters. caption: Yamada, Japan - Fires smolder in the badly damaged town. via: LAT Framework slideshow.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Except it’s not Sci-Fi.  #prayforJapan
(Note: The full-size image is even more eerie, though I couldn’t find it larger than this.)
(photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters caption: Officials in protective gear stood among people from the evacuation zone around the Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama, Japan, one of two damaged by the earthquake and tsunami. via: Japan quake highlights nuclear dangers: Greens - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Except it’s not Sci-Fi.  #prayforJapan

(Note: The full-size image is even more eerie, though I couldn’t find it larger than this.)

(photoKim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters captionOfficials in protective gear stood among people from the evacuation zone around the Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama, Japan, one of two damaged by the earthquake and tsunami. viaJapan quake highlights nuclear dangers: Greens - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
When I came out the next day, the world was turned on its head.
(photo: AP caption: A fishing boat washed away by tsunami sits overturned Sunday in Hachinohe, Japan.) via: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42034875/ns/news-picture_stories/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1 )
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Bag’s Take-Away:

When I came out the next day, the world was turned on its head.

(photo: AP captionA fishing boat washed away by tsunami sits overturned Sunday in Hachinohe, Japan.) via: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42034875/ns/news-picture_stories/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1 )

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Bag’s Take-Away:
I don’t get the point of using the tilt-shift effect here when nature has tilt-shifted Japan already. This is either another example of photographers aestheticizing hard reality out of some instinct to stylize or we’re talking about denial.
futurejournalismproject:

When I saw this photo of jumbled cargo containers from The Political Notebook, I thought it looked like so many toy building blocks.
BigBoxCar then posted this photo of tumbled planes and cars and I’m reminded again of how small and toylike this is against the size and scale within which it occurred.
So I went hunting, and came across the same photo Karl posted. This time though, it’s been tilt-shifted.
I’m simultaneously drawn and horrified by them all. — Michael

Bag’s Take-Away:

I don’t get the point of using the tilt-shift effect here when nature has tilt-shifted Japan already. This is either another example of photographers aestheticizing hard reality out of some instinct to stylize or we’re talking about denial.

futurejournalismproject:

When I saw this photo of jumbled cargo containers from The Political Notebook, I thought it looked like so many toy building blocks.

BigBoxCar then posted this photo of tumbled planes and cars and I’m reminded again of how small and toylike this is against the size and scale within which it occurred.

So I went hunting, and came across the same photo Karl posted. This time though, it’s been tilt-shifted.

I’m simultaneously drawn and horrified by them all. — Michael

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Not to make light, but this could be the most terrifying photo to emerge from the Japan catastrophe.
latimes:

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No mobile phones: People line up to use public telephone booths at Shibuya station in Tokyo.
Credit: Yomiuri / Reuters

Bag’s Take-Away:

Not to make light, but this could be the most terrifying photo to emerge from the Japan catastrophe.

latimes:

reblogged via go:

No mobile phones: People line up to use public telephone booths at Shibuya station in Tokyo.

Credit: Yomiuri / Reuters

Bag’s Take-Away:
 It’s Japan, but shouts of 9/11.
(photo: Xinhua via Getty Images caption: Two men look at smoke rising over the Tokyo skyline after the earthquake struck.) via: MSNBC slideshow.
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Bag’s Take-Away:

 It’s Japan, but shouts of 9/11.

(photoXinhua via Getty Images captionTwo men look at smoke rising over the Tokyo skyline after the earthquake struck.) via: MSNBC slideshow.

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Yeah, I’d like to see Scott Walker step back into any one of those factories now.
(Pic from the since-untouched barnstormin’ campaign Flickr site)
(photo: Fond du Lac (by Scott Walker for Governor) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Yeah, I’d like to see Scott Walker step back into any one of those factories now.

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(photoFond du Lac (by Scott Walker for Governor

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