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Still Life

Still Life
Photograph by Susie Post Rust

Serene isolation surrounds a Garífuna woman and child in the quiet village of Plaplaya on the Mosquito Coast of Honduras. Many Garífuna people still live subsistence lifestyles in such villages, sustained by fish from the sea and foods grown ashore. Garífuna leaders in Honduras have been fighting to retain ownership of traditional Garífuna land rather than let it fall to developers hungry for prime coastal real estate.



Camera: Nikon N90S
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 with Nikon A2 filter
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Available light—using my light meter

Special Equipment or Comments:
I like to use Velvia on overcast days because the film helps the images have some life. If it had been bright and sunny this day, I would have used Provia.


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