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Fertile Foothills
Photograph by Pablo Corral Vega

The rich volcanic soil of Zuleta, Ecuador, produces crops such as potatoes and quinoa, a native grain, as well as pasture for herds of dairy cattle. Spanish settlers brought European plants and animals to the area in the late 16th century.



Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia
Lens: 35mm f/2.0
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/2.0
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Slight underexposure

Special Equipment or Comments:
I was shooting from a helicopter, and we were flying at about 15,000 feet [4,572 meters].


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