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Fashion Portrait of girl sitting.
Some silhouettes agains the trees during a great winter sunset. Taken in Arbor Hill Nature Preserve in Dallas, Texas.
Self portrait amongst the forest at sunset.
visiting national garden with my daddy
This is one of my favorite pictures that I have taken. The water droplets add a special touch.
Flower in Blue-
This is a flower part of the orchid family called a Formosa Cranberry Phalaenopsis. I used a few different things in lightroom to change the contrast, the clarity, and added a subtle
SUN SET SWANS
Was the tree watching me? winking? keeping away the evil eye? I saw it (and it saw me) on my way to the Grand Masters Palace.
Theatre-goers have walked this aisle for over 1,800 years and, until very recently, this theatre dating from 155 was still in use for performances. That's seriously good construction and design.
Torajan funerals are elaborate community events. I'm told that they believe the soul of the deceased goes to the beyond with that of the water buffalo and that this was his grandmother's funeral.
Wonder of nature!
Funerals in Toraja are very elaborate community events. This photo was taken on the third day of a funeral. Every part of the sacrificed water buffalo is used.
Sa'dan is a village known for weaving. The process is time-consuming, with many steps, done by women who envision and create very elaborate designs. One step is spinning.
I'd been to see the tau-tau, in the background some gentle music played. As I walked up the path, I found the source--this man playing his bamboo flute.
These women performed at a village celebration, which I later discovered was held to honor of several young boys (their circumcision). The women sang/chanted a song, more or less a work song sung as t
Leaving Tanjung Selor, Kalimantan. I'd had my photo taken by these young women,their friends and relatives, all sporting cell phones with cameras. It was my first experience with the paparazzi. They f
I met this man as I arrived in the village of Tanjung Selor after an hour-and-a-half trip by boat up the Kayan River. He an others there gave us a warm welcome.
I was visiting a home in one of the villages built on the water, her neighborhood. The villages are fascinating, an entire city built over water and homes that have been in the family for generations.
This family of macaques was hiding in plain view. Huddled, they looked like an extension of the tree stump.
I was tracking this crab and thought it would be an interesting tone-on-tone photo. He (or she?) blends in so well with the sand and yet she (or he?) also stands out.
Sun rays in Maui
I was walking along the beach on Sangalaki Island when I saw this lovely Beach Morning Glory. I took a moment to really look at it.
Blue Angels over Alcatraz
11th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Funerals in Toraja are very elaborate community events. This photo was taken on the third day of a funeral. Every part of the sacrificed water buffalo is used.

Funerals in Toraja are very elaborate community events. This photo was taken on the third day of a funeral. Every part of the sacrificed water buffalo is used.

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© Dorothy Thompson.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2013
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: April 28, 2013, 5:16 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D80
Focal Length: 145mm
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Aperture: f4.5
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