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Evening Light
Photograph by Ed Kashi

Near the Etelebou oil field in the Niger Delta, a woman walks home past a flare burning off natural gas that's released by oil drilling. Such fires dot the delta, releasing toxics and particulate matter into the air. After years of international concern that the flares are a health hazard and a cause of global warming, the government called for an end to flaring. Companies have begun capturing the natural gas in pipelines for use as fuel, but have thus far failed to meet deadlines to stop flaring. The newest deadline: 2008.
Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Film Type: Digital
Lens: 70mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/9

Weather Conditions: Rainy
Time of Day: Evening
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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