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Cradled in Comfort

Cradled in Comfort
Photograph by Susie Post Rust

Peaceful slumber overtakes five-month-old Alverto Zenon and his four-legged friend in Plaplaya, Honduras. This village seems little touched by the modern world, says photographer Rust. To reach it she took a small plane to a remote airstrip, then rode a boat for an hour along a coastal lagoon. Such isolation may have helped preserve traditional Garífuna ways and beliefs, which are distinct from those of Latinos in Central America.



Camera: Nikon N90S
Film Type: Kodachrome 200
Lens: Nikkor 20-35mm zoom with Nikon A2 filter
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Available light

Special Equipment or Comments:
When I walk into a situation and the quality of light is beautiful—which is often the case with open windows—my only lighting technique is to take notice of it and photograph what I see. In general, I spend more time trying to see good light that exists than trying to create it with strobes. Also, I like the warmth of Kodachrome 200.


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