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Fez Souk

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Fez, Morocco 2009 Finally, after dozens of tries, I got this to look the way I want. The hides nearly covered the boy and they were heavy. He couldn’t wait for more than one shot. Thanks to my plug-ins (Lucis … Continue reading

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Primary Colors

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Mongolia 2014 Red and blue together make me happy. Add those faint scratch marks that are a shade of yellow and for me it’s perfect. The doors open to a small temple in a forest in eastern Mongolia. The temple … Continue reading

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Flower Market

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Delhi India 2009 Photos from the Delhi flower market. When you are on a photo tour, you will stop at places like this even though it is high noon and the Indian sun blasts a white light over everything in … Continue reading

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Life in a Beijing Hutong

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Beijing, China 2007 The Chinese government has torn down most of these small neighborhoods, called hutong, in order to build modern apartment houses and commercial structures. Life in the hutong was the essence of Chinese life. I wanted to see for myself. … Continue reading

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One of Life’s Pleasures

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Northern Thailand 2007 It was early morning but not too early to enjoy puffing on a cheroot.

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Bull Jumping Ceremony

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Omo Valley, Ethiopia 2013 The Hamar men sat in a huddle in the shade. All were young and in their prime.  Faces were smeared with red ochre. Incantations were whispered. It was a special day. A young Hamar man would be welcomed into … Continue reading

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Niger: Wodaabe Ceremony

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Niger: Somewhere near Agadez The Wodaabe are nomadic. The elders, women and children set up camps and send the young men out with the cattle. They men stay with the cattle until the grass is sparse, then the camp is moved. … Continue reading

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Kerala: Faces in the Crowd

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Kerala, India 2009 The crowd was mostly women. They covered the hillside, crowding under the lone shade tree, waiting for Theyyam to appear. I looked for a group of women who would give a sense of the atmosphere at the temple. I … Continue reading

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Russian Windows

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Uglich, Russia 2009 Carved wooden windows on houses in Uglich evoke the ambiance of Old Russia. The windows are double glazed to protect against the severe winters. Many had lace curtains with potted plants on the window sill. No windows … Continue reading

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Pilgrims

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Zhana Monastery, Qinghai China 2007 Elderly women pause for a rest. They sit opposite the stone walls of the Zhana Monastery. The prayer wheel spins and the rosary beads pass through work-worn hands. They wear heavy outer garments made of yak … Continue reading

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