Photographer's Note

...or "Eating Cookies" if you live across the Atlantic from me.

This girl was standing alone on the street corner nibbling on her snack and watching the world go by. The number of tourists visiting this place is so few that I immediately attracted her attention.

I wanted to photograph her but thought she would be unlikely to agree. Even if she had I would have lost the natural pose. So I just clicked with the camera by my side and hoped for this best.

In this instance I was very lucky with the result - especially to get the blue dome of the mosque in the background as well. I had to crop and rotate a bit from the original and also had to balance brightness and contrast across the frame. I have posted a workshop here with the original so you can compare this with the finished result.

Following some of your comments I've also posted a workshop here with the left hand side cropped for comparison. I'd be interested to know what you think.

Maimana is in the north-west of Afghanistan between Herat and Mazar-e-Sharif. It is 2 days driving from Herat on what one truck driver described as "the worst road in the country".

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