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Beating Back the Chill
Photograph by Michael Nichols

After a drenching rainstorm Fay and a Pygmy guide warm themselves by the fire. Before they reach Gabon, still more than 600 miles (965 kilometers) away, the team will face dense underbrush, difficult river crossings, “deep, goopy mud,” stick-hurling monkeys, malaria, biting tsetse flies, and foot worms.



Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Tmax 3200@1600asa
Lens: 35mm 1.4
Speed and F Stop: 1/30 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: deep forest just after a downpour
Time of Day: just after midday
Lighting Techniques: available light

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Even in a tropical forest the body gets very chilled in a rainstorm.


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