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  • Hadish in the light

    Posted by Brian Jones

    24 December 2003 – Hadishlight (33k image)

    Rain is a blessed thing, particularly in years that have been designated 'drought years'. On top of that there's always something spectacular about a good storm and so the thump of thunder had people running outside to see the rain come hissing down in great sheets. It rained on and off for hours and the most striking thing was the beauty of the storm light that infused everything with a golden glow.

    We were on our way to Sodo, a small provincial town in Wolayta which has a telecom office that we hoped to be able to make telephone calls from. Areka, the town in Boloso Sorie where we were living had had no electricity for more than 4 days and it was time to establish some form of contact with the outside world. I took the photo in one of the rare breaks in the rain storm.

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