I have always been fascinated at some of the portrait photo opportunities I have come across in our travels, so here's a shot taken in Sanbete Market, near Kombolcha, Ethiopia last July.
Taken on a pocket Sony camera at 5 megapixels.
There was no way I'd wander around markets in Ethiopia with anything other than an inconspicuous pocket sized model. In Merkato Market in the capital Addis Ababa, we had an armed guard as a tail end charlie gunner. Poverty driven theft is rife, we were told. However keeping things in perspective- the worst that may happen, is a jostling, and grab for your valuables and off they'd run. They don't wish to harm you, they just see a chance to feed themselves or their family. It is hardly the drug or alcohol fuelled mugging we may face at home in our own main cities which could see you beaten up all for a few dollars.
Our guard at Sanbete market