Photographer's Note

Today I post the last photos from my early morning walk through Djenné in central Mali in early March 1982. I will show a couple more photos from this UNESCO world heritage site, but they were taken later in the day.

I am rather proud of this main photo. Not because it's particularly good technically, it's actually very grainy, but the first scans looked terrible and were impossible to show here. So when my latest attempt turned out reasonably well, and I managed some further improvement in Photoshop Elements, I was quite happy.

It's just an ordinary street on an ordinary morning in the city of mud houses, but I am so happy to have captured a lady in red and three mothers with children (a woman, a hen and a sheep).

In spite of its technical shortcoming it's among my favourites from my West African journey.

It is slightly cropped on both sides to get rid of unnecessary walls. I probably cropped the top and the bottom too, if I remember correctly. I tried a version where I slightly blurred all walls, but I preferred this grainy view.

Another view of mainly civilian world heritage architecture can be seen in the workshop. Both photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11976 W: 567 N: 22890] (98890)
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