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The best picture I never took

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I've been digging through some old photos this evening. This was taken in Tanzania in 2001. I wish I could say it was one of mine, but it was actually taken accidentally by a young Maasai lad who got very excited when I let him have a look at my camera. It's one of my favourite pictures so I thought I'd share it.
12th Jul 2007, 23:43   | tags:,


Dhamaka says:

it's fantastic - thanks for sharing

12th Jul 2007, 23:46

very striking image, good memory to go with it too.

13th Jul 2007, 00:15

heuro says:

That massai takes good pics, may I suggest Image>Adjustments>Color Balance> Magenta Blue.

13th Jul 2007, 00:16

Dhamaka says:


13th Jul 2007, 00:48

swamprose says:

it's wonderful. how lucky for all of us you still have it.

13th Jul 2007, 01:23

harimanjaro says:

Thanks to all of you on behalf of the mysterious Maasai photographer. It's a shame he'll probably never know about his highlight.

Heuro - I really need to work on my Photoshop skills, I'll try out your suggestion.

13th Jul 2007, 07:49

minkey says:

That's great. Thanks for sharing :-)

13th Jul 2007, 08:02

taniwha says:

couldn't have done better if he tried.

13th Jul 2007, 08:33

MaggieD says:

Great pic ...... kudos to the mysterious maasai lad, and thanks to you for sharing ..... can you remember what it was that the group of maasai men were looking at? ... and I think it is just fine without any photoshopping :)

13th Jul 2007, 18:01

harimanjaro says:

They were looking at another tourist's camera, Maggie - you can see his baseball cap behind them. They hadn't seen many digital cameras back then (we've come so far in a such a short time, I feel quite breathless) so when he showed up with one they were fascinated to see what the wazungu were getting when they pointed their cameras at everything.

13th Jul 2007, 18:16

MaggieD says:

Ah, yes, I see the tourist's cap .... it was the same when I was in Cambodia for the second time (late 1999 - 2001) digital camera and video camera were a real hit :)

13th Jul 2007, 18:21

Viv says:

it is a great shot and momento

13th Jul 2007, 18:35

Caine says:

That is a great shot, the young lad has talent. I don't think it needs any photoshopping either.

14th Jul 2007, 04:15