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Photographer's Note

This is a girl I met in the Timimoun oasis in the Algerian desert in 1975. She was carrying a basket filled with dates on her head.

Like most other small towns of the desert Timimoun had a huge palm grove, looking like a forest from a distance. It was a pleasure to get out of the intense heat and walk among the palms, feeling the freshness of the shade and the water running through the irrigation ditches.

Unfortunately I have no memory of this meeting, 35 years ago. I must be getting old.

This was scanned from a Kodacolor negative and converted to B&W because the colours had faded hopelessly. I also had to do a lot of PP filling hundreds of cracks and dusty spots.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12728 W: 572 N: 24350] (103694)
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