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Into the Inferno
Photograph by Carsten Peter

As magma explodes at the bottom of a crater on the South Pacific island of Ambrym, explorers Irène Margaritis and Franck Tessier prepare to descend. They and two climbing companions will trust life and limb to the caving techniques they have adapted for exploring volcanic slopes covered with sharp, loose, blast debris and riddled with steam vents.



Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Kodak 100VS
Lens: 20-35mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/15 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Twilight
Time of Day: Evening
Lighting Techniques: fill flash


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The acid gases were attacking the camera lens and coating the camera. The surface of the lens was destroyed, creating poor optics.


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