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Environmental Action Shot

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Turkistan, Kazakhstan 2016 I shot this with my zoom lens on its widest setting…28mm. The wide angle tells a story by including the environment.  I wanted my shot to have a bit of tension that accompanies any sporting contest.  Notice the dogs … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Berber Girl

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Morocco,  between Ouarzazate and the Erg Chebbi 2000 I’d often see groups of women carrying loads of desert brush homeward. I had the impression from my friend’s family, that this was a chore most women disliked. He told me proudly that he … Continue reading

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A Turkish Woman

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  Istanbul, Turkey 2008 I used Topaz Impressions 2 to get this sketched look. I masked her face because I wanted to show her calm and rather stoic expression. She’s unfazed…used to having her photo taken by tourists. Although she probably lives in … Continue reading

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Nomads on the Asy Plateau

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Asy Plateau, Kazakhstan 2016 Kazakhstan is the third largest country on earth. Talk about wide open spaces. That is why this photo is so small.  I wanted to get the herd and yurt in the photo, so I couldn’t zoom … Continue reading

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Naive

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Arbat Street, Moscow, Russia 2009 A slender young man is intrigued by what is on offer on Arbat Street. This is high contrast print. My blacks went too dark and I couldn’t emphasize her high heeled shoes the way I … Continue reading

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Caucasus Village

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Caucasus Mountains, Georgia 2016 You can tell we were at about 8000ft because of the lack of trees. It is cold in Ushguli. For six months of the  year the village is blanketed with snow. The people were hardy. The men were … Continue reading

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The Village Beauty

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Gujarat, India 2009 This beautiful girl is an orphan, cared for by a relative. My impression was that she was intelligent and industrious. She was quick to do any task at hand and if not otherwise occupied, she attended to … Continue reading

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Mongolian Kazakhs

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  Western Mongolia 2013 A proud Kazakh eagle hunter holds his eagle aloft. If you are interested in this ancient custom and want to learn more about it, I recommend the recent film, “The Eagle Huntress”. It is a documentary, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Photography

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Kazakhstan 2016 A woman delighting in the joys of photography. Seventy-five percent of all photos taken now are taken with a smart phone. Only 12% are taken with a traditional camera. It is estimated that world wide, more than a trillion photos are … Continue reading

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Oasis of Rissani

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Rissani, Morocco 1997 I’ve never shown anyone this photo before, but I’ve always loved it. The beautiful Barb horse standing between the shafts of a wagon, the palm trees and the two women wrapped in  black chadors.  It’s Africa! I could … Continue reading

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