Sunday, January 20, 2013

Photos: The Beauty of Africa


We took a hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti.  Our visit in February was a perfect time for the color of the plains, as in the summer the grasses would be brown.  The gold and green was a perfect backdrop for the colors of the balloons.  The tall grasses made it harder to spot wildlife, but more beautiful when we did.
This man was resting on top of a truck that was delivering produce to a local market outside Arusha, Tanzania.  This week we thought we would post some photos of everyday life, rather than the wildlife photos that are more commonly shared from sub-Saharan Africa.
Local food markets are always colorful places for photos.  The variety of food is delightful.  But, no , we do not each street food in Africa or Asia, or parts of Latin America other than Costa Rica, Argentina or Chile, unless a guide assures us it is OK for foreigners.
I  love to ask local people to pose for my photos.  They have such character and charm.  Sometimes when people ask whether my husband or I took a particular photo, Dave will tell them that if there are people in the photo, Julie took it.
OK.  A series of photos from sub-Saharan Africa would not be complete without at least one wildlife photo, so here is a different one than what you would usually see.  The colors on the head of this guinea hen seem to compete for attention with the shape of the head.

4 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

The bearing of the person in the fourth image makes for a wonderful shot! It's also nicely framed and I like the way the the person is looking off to one side. Excellent shot.

Filip and Kristel said...

Beautiful, I have never really been in Africa. Tenerife doesn't count. :-)

Greetings,
Filip

Margaret said...

I love the colorful birds in Tanzania. I've never taken the balloon ride. Must do!

glenda said...

Great place for a balloon ride. Safe distance from the animals.

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