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Life!
07-JUL-2007

Life!

Something that we take for granted.

We had ambitiously set out to walk in 40 degree heat, looking for a waterfall. What we thought was a ten minute walk round a corner turned out to be a bit of a climb on the rocks for over 40 minutes, in the burning desert sun. It is with this that I understood the dangers of dehydration - unfortunately, neither of us brought water - a reckless and dangerous thing to do! By the time we came across this pond, the water looked good enough to drink (luckily we didn't, we later found out from the villagers that the water here was not potable).

It was here that we witnessed an act of human kindness, some village boys saw us setting out, and miraculously showed up with a bottle of ice cold water and food. They refused to accept any payment for their good deed, whereas in most other parts of the world, we would probably either be robbed blind, or forced to pay a king's ransom for the water. These are one of the acts that really reaffirm's one faith in humanity.

Taken at Wadi Dam in Nizwa, Oman.

Canon EOS 20D
1/15s f/11.0 at 24.0mm iso200 full exif

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Enny11-Jul-2007 19:05
well seen and done.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography11-Jul-2007 17:11
Very nice indeed, good eye, Vote.
Bill Gallagher11-Jul-2007 16:59
Beautiful shot, all that water and nothing to drink . ( : V
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