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Rendezvous With Danger
Photograph by Carsten Peter

In base camp at the start of the expedition Irène and Franck discuss the day’s events with Jimmy, their guide. A small army of villagers had already carried almost 2,000 pounds (900 kilos) of supplies and equipment up the volcano and returned home. Six stayed on to help out. After nearly two weeks of working dangerously close to active craters, the porters abandoned the camp, and the climbers had to be evacuated by airplane.



Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Kodak 100VS
Lens: 20-35mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/200 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: 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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