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A Chemical Cauldron
Photograph by Carsten Peter

Too narrow to admit much fresh air, the Niri Taten crater holds a witches’ brew of sulfur and chlorine gases. Expedition members can only look in from the safety of the rim.



Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Kodak 100VS
Lens: 20-35mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/45 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: night
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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