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The sail is made from relief food bags stitched together. Talk about African resourcefulness.

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Guest 16-Jan-2007 17:46
Great shot. Worthy of National Geographic
Ray :)16-Nov-2006 17:48
Not only ingenuity, but artistic too. Love the silhouette of the "sailor".
Eric Herbelin14-Nov-2006 17:01
No doubt you get the best from your 17-55/2.8
Azlin Ahmad13-Nov-2006 20:51
Aesthetically, this is a wonderful image - but when I see what this sail is composed of, it's heartbreaking. Really puts things in perspective. Great image, Niall, and voted.
Johan Gerrits13-Nov-2006 19:46
Great capture with fantastic light,V.
I was 4 weeks ago at the other side of the border (Ethiopia) to visit e.g. the Dassanech. How hard is the life of these people living around turkana lake. And fighting for a peace of grassland, almost no water or to much as a few month's ago.
Sharon Rogers13-Nov-2006 19:17
beautiful light
Guest 13-Nov-2006 17:15
Ana Carloto O'Shea06-Nov-2006 01:10
So this one is not only beautiful but quite symbolic of that African ingenuity which you have mentioned.
I love the angle too. It makes the sail seem bigger than life as it's set against the deep blue sky and maybe because of that detail, I get the feeling that despite being torn and stiched together by hand, that it's still a damned strong sail, just like the men that are looking at it...