We were driving through KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, and these 3 women were stopped beside the road to let us pass. We stopped and asked if we could take photos of them, so for a 10 rand we were able to snap away while they posed. A great conversation was going on in Zulu to the effect that instead of going out and doing the hard work of collecting firewood each day for the family fires, they should just stand beside the road with a load of wood on their head, and take money off all the dumb tourists for their photos!
Little did they know our Africaan driver could understand a little Zulu.
This photo was taken at extreme optical zoom on my Canon SX10IS , at 25times optical. As they moved off from our impromptu photo shoot, they were walking away, and I continued snapping shots, and this is the very last pic taken. Just so perfectly spaced, the firewood at the best angles for each, the machete still prominent. Late in the afternoon, the light is still excellent making the colours of the dry grass veld come alive.
Oops it was second to last. Here's the very last one-
On budgettravelerssandbox.com Nancie has a photo of dancers at the Andong International Maskdance Festival, Korea. A great photo so take a peek at her Travel Photo Thursday.