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The Blue Nile: Ethiopia’s Sacred Waters



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Ribbon of Holy Water
Photograph by Nevada Wier

Fed by rains that pour off surrounding highlands, the Blue Nile flows brown, its waters heavy with soil, as it rushes west through northern Ethiopia. Though here its waters are wide, shallow, and tranquil, in gorges the river narrows and deepens, tumbling over falls and rapids. A National Geographic expedition became one of only a few to travel the Blue Nile from its upper reaches to the Sudan.



Camera: Canon EOS BAM
Film Type: Kodak E200 (I think or else it was Fuji Provia pushed one stop)
Lens: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Sunny and clear
Time of Day: 5 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light; I did use a polarizing filter.





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