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The Blue Nile: Ethiopia’s Sacred Waters



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Firearms by Firelight
Photograph by Nevada Wier

Armed against bandits, expedition guards warm themselves around a fire. Until recently bands of robbers roamed the highlands along the river, raining down rocks and sometimes gunshots on travelers below. But government militias have reduced banditry. During the six-week journey the guards encountered only a nighttime donkey thief.



Camera: Canon EOS 3
Film Type: Kodak E200 plus one stop
Lens: 17-35mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 2 @ f/4.5
Weather Conditions: Nighttime by open fire
Time of Day: 9 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: On tripod with fill flash & amber filter on diffuser





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