ARCHIVE 288 – THE KAISUT DESERT AND MT MARSABIT
April 12, 2017 6 Comments
The settlement consists of a few buildings with mud walls and corrugated iron roofs and some hemispherical mud huts. Each group of buildings is surrounded by a fence of dead thornbush, within which stock animals are kept at night.
The desert is unusually green after recent rains. Each conical hill in the distance is a small volcano, and the massif on the horizon is Mt Marsabit, a national park of entirely volcanic origin. Marsabit rises over a thousand metres above the surrounding plains and, in its higher reaches, supports dense forests that derive their moisture from the clouds that frequently cloak the high ground.
I love the colours in this picture. Agfa CT18 was an excellent but quite slow film which tended if anything to err towards brownish hues perfect for many Kenyan landscapes. I used to slightly underexpose it to further saturate the colours.
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OM-1 with 28mm Zuiko lens; Agfa CT18 colour slide, rated at 64 ISO.