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Our Safari guide introduced us to his wife, whom he called his queen. We’d seen pics of her and his daughter on his camera phone but were unprepared for her astonishing beauty in person. She ownes and runs a shop that supplies parts for Chinese motorcycles. The shop is highly successful because Chinese motorcycles are very popular since they are cheap—being cheap they break a lot and required lots of repair parts.

This was shot as she stepped on our bus, so I removed all the ugly bus background. I then sent our guide this portrait of his wife.

Taken in Arusha, Tanzania, Africa
6/22/13 645 views

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After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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Comments

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 2 years ago

    Such a gorgeous portrait!!

  • Thanks. She’s a gorgeous girl.

    – Linda Sparks

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the Feature

    – Linda Sparks

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago


    2 images per day 2012/07/07

  • Tom Broderick IPA
    Tom Broderick IPAabout 2 years ago

    Great Portrait.

  • Elizabeth Bennefeld
    Elizabeth Benn...about 2 years ago

    Gorgeous portrait, Linda!

  • Thanks so much for the support.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréabout 2 years ago

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 2 years ago

    Aww, she is beautiful; and it looks to be from the glowing inside, out.

  • Thanks. She was darling and a bit embarassed to be put on display by her husband. But he was so proud of her and had gone through so much to marry her as neither family approved.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago


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  • Thanks so much for the feature. Much appreciated.

    – Linda Sparks

  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 2 years ago

    What a beautiful portrait, Linda! You really did honour this beautiful person!

  • Thanks so much for the support

    – Linda Sparks

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