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Volatile Ashfall
Photograph by Carsten Peter

Rain-soaked ash from the volcano peppers the tents during a spell of bad weather that stalled the expedition for days. Acid from the volcanic gases mixed with fog, irritating eyes and skin, bleaching clothes, and corroding equipment.



Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Kodak 100VS
Lens: 20-35mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Very poor, constant rain/acid rain
Time of Day: early afternoon
Lighting Techniques: None


SPECIAL EQUIPMENT OR COMMENTS:
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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