Photographer's Note

Actually a little bit of an essay here on 'cheating' with ones travel shots.

I spent a few days in Livingstone and have quite a nice collection of shots of Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls) - including some nice, early morning, double rainbow shots. I was tempted to stitch together a couple of wet shots taken from inside a full 360 degree rainbow. But TE has loads of very, very nice shots so I have turned my attention elsewhere.

The two main markets in Livingstone are wonderfully colourful places and this young man was photographed in the central market. While looking a little pensive - I was focused on a group of children larking around for the camera. I could have gone for the happy, smiling shot, but I liked the pensive tone to this shot.

Zambia is actually a remarkably optimistic country. They are almost universally proud of the fact that they have a white vice-president (and are waiting for anywhere in Europe to set a similarly progressive and internationalist precedent). There is quite a bit of grumbling in Linvingstone about the amount of hard currency generated by tourism and how little of it seems to reach the local community, but that is not a problem restricted to Zambia or Africa.

So, a little bit of a cheat here - I think I have got an atmospheric shot, but please don't read in to it any 'stories' about Zambia or Africa. The Zambians I know are even more cheerful after their football team won AfCon - so they are currently not a particularly sombre bunch.

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  • Copyright: Iain Pearson (iainsp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 0 N: 698] (3298)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-11
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4.2, 1/40 seconds
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