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Family Picture in Uganda - a scanned film print

Trekking across Uganda, over 5 weeks into the walk, we came upon this dusty little village in the middle of nowhere. But they had cold - - ok, cool, as, in the ...
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Trekking across Uganda, over 5 weeks into the walk, we came upon this dusty little village in the middle of nowhere. But they had cold - - ok, cool, as, in the shade - - beer. After days of nothing but purified, sorta, warm water from dubious rivers, it was heaven.

But this family saw my camera and begged me to take a picture of their whole family, new baby (which I'm holding) and us. I set up the camera, drew a line in the red earth, and handed it off to a friend of this lovely family, instructing him in hand signals on the intricacies of taking a photo with a 35mm camera which he'd certainly never heard of.

I sent them a framed print after I got home. After I had lots of pizza and cold beer and a real bath. Right after that.

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estercastillo08 PRO+
estercastillo08 August 17, 2013
You still young here, what year is this ?
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KayBrewer August 17, 2013
1994! Skinny, roasted by the sun, always hungry. I was part of an The Congo Expedition to trace Henry Morton Stanley's search across Africa to discover the source of the Nile and Congo Rivers. I hiked the segment from Tanzania to Zaire, hauling a 45-pound backpack. Included crossing Lake Victoria on a huge 18-hour ferry which sank the following year killing 1100 people! Trekked all the way across Uganda on mostly footpaths, sleeping in tents in fields, by the road, eating what we could find which often wasn't much. Incredible adventure. But fantastic encounters like visiting this family far made up for two feet full of blisters and a grumbling stomach.
garthurdavis August 17, 2013
Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo and memory ! ! ! What an honor to you and to them ! ! ! Great stuff ! ! ! FAVORITED & PEER RECOGNIZED ! ! !
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KayBrewer August 17, 2013
Thanks - I felt very honored. And thanks for the Favorite PR - always appreciated.
cherrib August 20, 2013
Love this photo ~ and the beer. lol
valzart August 22, 2013
w0w! what a fabulous image & info :D
estercastillo08 PRO+
estercastillo08 September 03, 2013
You had a wonderful adventure work before and till now maybe , such dificulties you had encountered , you are a such a brave woman Gracie , ester
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estercastillo08 September 03, 2013
Voted !
PSJPhotography September 11, 2013
Wow, what a memory for you! Thanks so much for sharing your experience.
PSJPhotography September 12, 2013
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Wayne_Sr September 14, 2013
Fantastic story and adventure, Great shot..Voted..:~)
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Wayne_Sr September 14, 2013
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onyanita September 22, 2013
what an awesome experience. Great shot.
estercastillo08 PRO+
estercastillo08 October 20, 2013
voted again!
GigiJim08 PRO+
GigiJim08 December 02, 2013
love this and voted.
Kazza60 December 02, 2013
Awesome journey Gracie .. voted
estercastillo08 PRO+
estercastillo08 December 06, 2013
voted again for Places Moments Stories photo contest !
HannahSvera December 15, 2013
Excellent capture of adventure and friendship. Voted!
Kazza60 April 16, 2014
voted .. visual stories
Elyzabeth April 18, 2014
estercastillo08 PRO+
estercastillo08 April 18, 2014
Voted again !
GigiJim08 PRO+
GigiJim08 April 24, 2014
Bozzzzz May 08, 2014
Sounds/looks like quite the adventure!
Elyzabeth May 27, 2014
Voted Re-discovered Memories!
kathleenweetman May 29, 2014
My daughter went to Uganda to dig wells at some villages....If I am not mistaken Stanley came across a local hero from my part of the world...DR LIVINGSTON.... Voted
estercastillo08 PRO+
estercastillo08 May 29, 2014
Voted again !
lizziemellis PRO+
lizziemellis May 31, 2014
Nice Composition such a wonderful photograph for your memories, Voted:-)
kathleenweetman June 17, 2014
Love it ...I know I have voted in another comp ...but its still a masterpiece...Voted
estercastillo08 PRO+
estercastillo08 June 17, 2014
Voted Lifes Largest Moment Photo Contest
Elyzabeth June 19, 2014
Voted Life's Largest Moments!
robhansen June 25, 2014
Oh my what a cool story and the history in 1994
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lizziemellis June 28, 2014
Voted ! Great memory and great story:-)