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Waiting Out the Rain
Photograph by Nick Nichols

Cradled in the buttress roots of a forest giant, two men watch the end of a rainstorm. For months at a time Fay’s expedition trudges through the forest and the thick mud of Africa’s rainy season.



Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Tmax 3200 @ 1600asa
Lens: 35mm f/1.4
Speed and F Stop: 1/30 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: deep forest just after a heavy rain
Time of Day: midday
Lighting Techniques: available light

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Although supplied with high-tech sandals and rain gear, the older man, Badzaba, walked barefoot for more than 200 days. He joined the Megatransect for the adventure, not the salary. I wanted this one to be published because it says something and relays a feeling about the forest and the Pygmies that only a photograph could convey.


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