Taken on the Tanzanian shore of Lake Victoria, it was obvious that this boy knew just how good he looked on that boat. All around him villagers cleaned fish, washed clothes and babies, but he sat on that boat staring out over the lake for at least the hour or so that our group wandered the shores and took a boat excursion. Maybe he was dreaming of a time when he would escape the village, maybe for advanced schooling and a job in the bigger world.

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Featured in A Love of Boats 6/17/14
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Featured in African Beauty 7/31/12
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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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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 2 years ago

    29 July 2012 – 2 Images per day

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature. I love the long lens for portraits. No one ever knows they are being photographed and the portraits look so natural.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Karue
    Karuealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the Feature. It’s always an honor to know another photographer likes one’s work.

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  • Lynda Harris
    Lynda Harrisalmost 2 years ago

    Linda this a a fabulous image – fantastic composition and great contrasting colours. Really love it!!! Great job :-)))

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 2 years ago

    This wonderful work has just been selected and featured in the “African Art and Photography” group! Please view and participate in comments on our featured page here
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  • Thanks so much for the feature

    – Linda Sparks

  • GemmaWiseman
    GemmaWisemanalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the honor of a feature.

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  • Andrew S
    Andrew Salmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature. Always appreciated.

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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations, your image is in the TOP TEN of the AUGUST AVATAR, VOUCHER CHALLENGE FOR SEPT 2012! in the “African Art and Photography” group!

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageover 1 year ago

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago

    Beautiful portrait

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