The Great Rift Valley in Kenya
This panorama was taken as a set of
five transparencies on Kodachrome 64 in May 1970.
Prints were made taking care to match colours and the
panorama constructed by 'tearing' the prints to get a
fathered edge and carefully pasting the photographs together
in the same way as mosaics were made from aerial photographs
at the time. Over the decades, despite being stored in
optimum conditions, the colours in the transparencies have
faded so instead of getting the golden colour of the dry
grass the scene looks cold and blue. The volcano to
the left of the image is Suswa with Longonot right of
centre. The road down the escarpment can be seen at
the left of the image.