Brad Wallace March 16, 2015 A Suprisingly Clear Photo of an Explosion's Shock Wave Brad Wallace March 16, 2015 It's all about the picture. You need to click through. It's awesome. This particular photo is of an explosives test at the experimental proving ground. The photo gives an unusually clear look at the shock wave that accompanies the explosion, distorting the view around the fireball as it travels outward.