Category Archives: Africa

Forgotten

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Oualata, Mauritania 2005 Oualata was once a thriving city, a center for Islamic learning and an important stop on the caravans of the silk road. Now it is withering. A few families live in the abandoned city which lies on a … Continue reading

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Portrait of an African Bull Elephant

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San Diego, CA: Wild Animal Park 2017 The elephants were happy in their enclosure. Anyone could see that. They weren’t rocking back and forth as elephants do when they feel captive. They were beautiful.

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Perfect Light

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U.S.A. San Diego, CA 2107 We visited the San Diego Wild Animal Park for my birthday celebration. We took a ‘safari’ through the park’s 1,800 acres. It was a lot like an African Safari except animals weren’t hunting each other. … Continue reading

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Maasai Girl with Jewelry

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Tanzania, 1998 After all these years, her beauty still affects me. What has happened to her, I wonder.

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Advice

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Addis Ababa 2012 Old priests, full of wisdom gained through a lifetime of prayer, sat on the steps to Holy Trinity Cathedral. People like this family sought them out for advice.

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Kasbah in the Desert

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Merzouga Morocco 2009 Another photograph that fell victim to my plug-in software. I used Topaz Simplify to soften the outline of the kasbah plus a gradient in Photoshop for the sky.  

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Laughter

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Ethiopia 2012 Laughing with friends. Priceless.

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Women of Mopti

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Mopti, Mali 1998 Women wash clothing in the Niger River.  I love their posture. Graceful. Although we who are used to washing machines would not like doing this chore, it didn’t bother these women who were laughing and gossiping as … Continue reading

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Moroccan Scribe

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Marrakesh Morocco 1997 A man capable of reading and writing in both French and Arabic earns money writing letters for those who are illiterate. After getting the basics of contrast, saturation etc. the way I wanted them, I used Topaz Simplify … Continue reading

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Patience of a Mule

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Fez, Morocco 2009 A Berber farmer brings his chickens to market by muleback. The creature I admire in this photo is the mule. It goes against every instinct to carry that crate of chickens on his back, but he does.

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