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Old 07-30-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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Kenya 2013

A few pics from my recent trip to Kenya to shoot stories about outreaches there. Wells, schools, ag programs. Awesome stuff, and great people.

Among the Masai










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Old 07-31-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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Such wonderful pictures, Goodie. You've captured some real beauty! I'm so jealous. Too much to say about all of them right now...but for starters:

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Masai woman with a cell phone!
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:08 AM   #3
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Photo #01
Masai woman with a cell phone!

Yes, and it's up top because it's my favorite pic from the trip.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:33 PM   #4
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Photo #01
Masai woman with a cell phone!
Yes, because it's so much easier and less time-consuming to erect all those long lines of poles and draw wires rather than dot the landscape with a handful of towers.

Seriously, the wireless technology is something the so-called third world has been perhaps even quicker to adopt than us civilized, mighty whiteys.
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Yes, because it's so much easier and less time-consuming to erect all those long lines of poles and draw wires rather than dot the landscape with a handful of towers.

In addition, the Masai live in mud huts, move every other year or so, and build new huts somewhere with fresh grazing land. So you can't really hard wire phones to "mobile (mud) homes."
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Yes, because it's so much easier and less time-consuming to erect all those long lines of poles and draw wires rather than dot the landscape with a handful of towers.

Seriously, the wireless technology is something the so-called third world has been perhaps even quicker to adopt than us civilized, mighty whiteys.
I'm aware of this and, indeed, you are right but only to a certain degree. The reason I singled out that particular photo is because it's not an image commonly seen in travel magazines, etc.

Anyway, what do *you* think of Goodknight's pretty pictures?
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Yes, and it's up top because it's my favorite pic from the trip.
'Tis a good one, Goodie. Your 2nd photo is actually my favourite (for the subject matter, asymmetry, colour and movement). Now THAT type of photo is something you'd see in a travel magazine.

Remembering the thread: Going to Kenya in Feb., this obviously wasn't your 1st time. Was this trip for work, vacation or what?

I had planned to go with some friends many years ago but was forced to back out due to the lack of cash at the time.
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Anyway, what do *you* think of Goodknight's pretty pictures?
Since you asked... I'd take better.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:04 AM   #8
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Remembering the thread: Going to Kenya in Feb., this obviously wasn't your 1st time. Was this trip for work, vacation or what?

Second trip to Kenya, Stoo. Both work trips. This trip focused on a deep well we dug far from Masai land, and on some projects with the Masai, including a school we built, and farm we started.

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Since you asked... I'd take better.

Hey, shouldn't your diss have been aimed at Stoo??

I will note it was the first time I shot photos with a decent camera in perhaps 15 years. First time ever with a good digital camera (not film). And the camera was borrowed. I don't make any claims of being a world class photographer. I know some, and their pics blow mine out of the water.

But since you boasted, let's see the "better."

Could be the start of a good thread, "Post your personal best pics." Travel, home, family, whatever.
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Hey, shouldn't your diss have been aimed at Stoo??
But it was. If you can't see it, you need to look deeper.
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I will note it was the first time I shot photos with a decent camera in perhaps 15 years. First time ever with a good digital camera (not film). And the camera was borrowed. I don't make any claims of being a world class photographer. I know some, and their pics blow mine out of the water.
Don't worry, man, your photos look fantastic. Unlike most other folks, you are out there doing things that matter and are not afraid to show. Keep it rolling.

Other good shots: the one with the rainbow & the one with the kid in the yellow shirt walking up the rock face with the foliage & running water in the background.

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If a video game was made about building a well in Kenya, would it be popular?
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:21 AM   #11
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Here's one of the stories we shot in Kenya, an overview of everything we're doing with the Masai there:

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That is YOU! Very impressive, Goodeknight. Your username is very fitting of your nobility. Hats off!
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That is YOU! Very impressive, Goodeknight. Your username is very fitting of your nobility. Hats off!
Thank you, Stoo. I must say, that's one of the kindest compliments I've ever received.
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An epic well story from the Kenya trip. I had Emily narrate it herself.

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Not from Kenya, but here's a well story from my recent trip to Nigeria. Loved shooting this one. And the joy in the village was palpable.

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Loved the villagers singing (& your drumming)! Man, I envy you immensely.
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These are fantastic. Looks like a hell of an advenure
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Loved the villagers singing (& your drumming)! Man, I envy you immensely.

Thanks, Stoo.

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These are fantastic. Looks like a hell of an advenure

Yes, it was quite an adventure.

My goal is to one day be old Indy, but with no eye patch. I'll ramble on about crazy adventures. A few will listen. Some will doubt. Most won't care, but whatever.

I just booked a flight to Congo. Deep well there on an orphanage compound with a small farm. It utilizes Israeli technology -- solar powered pump and a computerized drip irrigation system. Now the kids will have clean water and fresh veggies. Cool stuff.
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Looks like a good trip for the experience and the cause.

I spent 6 months in Kenya and 3 months in Tanzania in '08-'09. Went on a couple safaris in both countries but it was in Tanzania where I really got to go out and see the locals. I worked with a guy who was in charge of cutting the checks for schools, hospitals being built/or refurbished and wells being dug, mostly by local contractors. It was a good experience for all the good and bad things I saw.
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Yes, it was quite an adventure.

My goal is to one day be old Indy, but with no eye patch. I'll ramble on about crazy adventures. A few will listen. Some will doubt. Most won't care, but whatever.

I just booked a flight to Congo. Deep well there on an orphanage compound with a small farm. It utilizes Israeli technology -- solar powered pump and a computerized drip irrigation system. Now the kids will have clean water and fresh veggies. Cool stuff.

Thats marvellous.
Adventure for its own sake is utterly fulfilling, but adventure that has porpose, has meaning, that will influence the future, even for a small group of people, thats profound.
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