It was early morning in the old city of Cartegena, Columbia. As a lover of early light, I am often up to see the day begin and this day was shaping up beautifully. The sky was a soft blue, no humidity this early in the day and a light breeze staved off what could be a sticky summer morning. I was checking out angles and alleys in the ancient streets off a market square and she came around a corner.
A moment in time captured
A moment later he handed the pan back to her loaded with cut fruit and with a wave of his hand shut the door in her face. I saw her, from the back, lift the pan upwards and decided to snap the pic as she was facing away from me. As she turned around and placed the fruit on her head, her entire expression altered and I caught the exact moment she put on her work face. For the tourists. She never saw me.
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When wandering around any Greek island, in this case Mykonos, one is likely to see everyday life. I’m not sure how they do it: maybe it’s the gorgeous weather and water that helps them ignore the ogling hoards. I had ditched the trinket shops and beaten path to the windmills and went left instead of right in search of interesting angles of white houses against both blue skies and the lovely only-in-Greece blue color.
And there she was. In all her glory. Completely unimpressed with thousands of tourists wandering around. Using the front porch to catch the available breezes. Nothing could be more natural.
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Sue Henderson - Henderson Productions