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Street Scene in Kochi

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Kochi, Kerala, India 2009 A group of young women wearing colorful saris sauntered through a street in Kochi. I stood on a balcony above them. I felt happy that I had a bird’s-eye view of a colorful scene. But my … Continue reading

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Fiesta

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U.S.A.California 2017 We’ve planted succulents in our backyard. They grow easily and they are drought tolerant. And from a photographer’s point of view, they have interesting shapes. I’ve photographed our succulents several times but this is the first photo I’ve … Continue reading

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A Man’s Job

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Mardin, Turkey 2008 A boy waits for a customer in a shop in Mardin, Turkey. Perhaps the man in the upper right corner is his boss who is minding the shop next door. The boy looks bored and unhappy to … Continue reading

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In Western Mongolia

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Mongolia 2014 I read that the dromedary camel looks as if it had been designed by a committee. But the Bactrian was designed by the hand of God. It is a beautiful creature…as beautiful as a horse and that is … Continue reading

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Golden Eagle

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Kazakhstan 2016 A Golden Eagle, eager to hunt, tries to fly from its perch on the hunter’s arm. Her tethered feet hold her captive.  The birds didn’t seem bothered by hanging upside down for a few seconds. The hunters are attentive … Continue reading

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Eliminating Backgrounds

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San Diego Wild Animal Park 2017 First you need to have a sharp shot and it isn’t that easy. Right after the bird takes flight is your best chance and here the crane’s foot is just barely touching the ground. … Continue reading

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Three from Russia

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Northern Russia 2009 Flowers set on a window sill in a tiny home…the subject is ordinary. Nothing is happening yet I relate to the person who wanted flowers to brighten their home. On a photographic level, the blacks are rich … Continue reading

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In Samarkand

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan 2012 He sat in his tiny shop in one of the cells of the ancient madrassa. Exotic instruments lined the walls. He picked one and began to play a classical Uzbek melody. My friend, Torie, and I photographed … Continue reading

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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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Imitation is the Greatest Form of Flattery

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Rome, Italy 2015 My husband and I are watching “The Sopranos” for the third time. It is natural to think of things Italian. I have a book of Italian travel posters and I glanced through it before falling asleep the … Continue reading

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