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Views of Africa
SEPTEMBER 2005
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Tending the Tea Leaves
Photograph by George Steinmetz

Blessed with abundant rainfall, plenty of sunshine, and acidic soil, Kenya's lush Kericho district nurtures the country's chief agricultural export: tea. But a surplus of the cash crop in the global market, the rising cost of production, and potential drought all threaten one of Kenya's cornerstone industries, which supports two million people.

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Camera: Nikon 8008
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 17-35 zoom at 20mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/4

Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: One hour after sunrise
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
Special Equipment: Motorized paraglider

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