Peace Corps Media Library | Micronesia | Micronesia

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Photo Info

Dimensions3283 x 2462
Original file size3.44 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken11-Feb-11 17:41
Date modified13-May-16 14:35
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeFUJIFILM
Camera modelFinePix Z33WP
Focal length6.3 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.7
Exposure1/1000 at f/8
FlashFired, red-eye reduction, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeAverage


The western shore of Houk (aka Pulusuk) blazed in the waning day's sun this February day, 2011. Houk is a tiny island about two hundred miles to the west of the main lagoon of Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia, a nation which spreads across the western Pacific, just north of the equator. Recently returned to site from MST and feeling the accompanying zeal to reconnect on island, I took to the beach in the evening showering-hour. Villagers of all ages come to the sheltered coast to rinse off the day, socialize a little. A group of boys got interested by my camera and started showing off. I love how they seem to be dancing, because their stone skipping forms started to exaggerate over the course of our photo shoot.