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Turning on the Light
Photograph by Bob Sacha

This house in Yuan Pu, a remote village in China's northern Qinghai Province, has electricity, though about half the homes in the area do not—yet. The government of China is spending billions of dollars building and upgrading rural electricity networks. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power are playing a part in this electrification effort, and the U.S. Department of Energy provides assistance through partnerships with its National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon A2
Film Type: Ektachrome 100
Lens: 24mm f1.4
Speed and F-Stop: I second @ f/1.4
Weather Conditions: Rainy
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: A single light bulb
Special Equipment or Comments: I used a tripod and long exposure.


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