Photographer's Note

I took this picture the day after the terrible disaster of the Tsunami took place.
I had been looking out for this kind of sunset all winter, because that's the best time for a beautiful sunset with the harbour cranes forming the background. So I went out and I remember I was staring at the water, and thinking of the enormous power.

The place where I live, and where this picture is taken from, the Noordereiland in Rotterdam, was inundated with one meter of water in February 1953.
The spring tide in that February night back in 1953, took almost 2000 lives in Zuid-Holland, Zeeland and Noord-Brabant.
Until this day, the stories that people tell who have seen this disaster more than 50 years ago, are heartbreaking. And people still carry their wounds.
I have seen documentaries of that 1953 disaster, and my heart goes out to all the people who have lost loved ones now in this Christmas Tsunami. It causes pain, that may be will never heal...

The bridge in the picture is the Erasmus bridge.
Initially, the title was: 'the day after', but after having checked the internet, there's a huge Hollywood production about a Tsunami with that title. So I changed it to: 'a day later'.

The Exif data got lost in the RAW processing.

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