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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.
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