Photographer's Note

The New Year is almost upon us and as we ready ourselves for the celebrations, the fireworks, the New Year resolutions, how different has 2010 really been from 2009? How different will 2011 be from 2010 in terms of peace, justice, fairness, for all our brothers and sisters across the globe? I doubt it very much if one more year will bring us any closer to a more equitable and peaceful world. Still, where there is life, there is hope.

The photo was taken at "Kazungula which is a small border town in the Southern Province of Zambia, lying on the north bank of the Zambezi River about 70 km west of Livingstone, at an almost quadripoint where four countries nearly meet. It is home to the Kazungula Ferry across the 400 m wide river to the town of Kasane, Botswana, one of the largest ferries in the region with a capacity of 70 tonnes. A bridge is planned to replace it.

The Kazungula Ferry is a pontoon ferry across the 400-metre-wide Zambezi River between Botswana and Zambia. It is one of the largest ferries in south-central Africa, having a capacity of 70 tonnes. The service is provided by two motorised pontoons and operates between border posts at Kazungula, Zambia and Kasane, Botswana." Wikipedia

Please note that the photo was taken in Zambia and not Botswana. I have tried to correct this but cannot change the country.

By the way, while waiting for our visas and before taking this photo I asked the beautiful mother of this sweet infant if I could take the photo. She approved and as soon as I did, I heard a voice reprimanding me. It was one of the officials stamping visas. I said to him that I did ask the mother's permission, to which he pointed out that it wasn't that he was objecting to but that no photos are to be taken in a government office. I apologized and he made it clear that everything was fine. Outside I received a big smile from the mother of the baby. I regret that in all the fluster I never got to take her photo.

Happy New Year to all TE members. May 2011 smile upon you.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6351] (28698)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-10-08
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-12-30 0:53
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