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Life Well Lived
Life Well Lived

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Juxtlahuaca, Mexico
Date: Jul 30, 2008
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2008

I went down to Juxtlahuaca, Mexico on a mission trip in early July. It is about 10 hours south of Mexico City, in a small valley with a population of about 20,000. We actually helped this woman out. Last year our team made her a kitchen, and this year we helped with some landscaping around her house to help prevent mud sliding through her house, and also we made some stairs for her. This woman is in her 80s and she still climbs her trees to pick out fruit. She is probably only 4 feet tall and is one of the most incredible people I've ever met. She actually fed us while we were helping her out. A lot of it was straight from her garden. I was blessed as much by her as she was by us.

Place: 174 out of 524
Avg (all users): 5.8598
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8175
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 647
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 164
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2008 08:34:02 AM
OK...but I don't think you took full advantage of this wonderful face...
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08/03/2008 05:10:21 PM
Great character - I'd like to see both eyes.
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08/02/2008 12:05:43 AM
The contrast between the traditional appering fabric on her head and the zippered sweatshirt adds interest. Should score well.
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08/01/2008 02:47:47 PM
She looks very content! Very nice even lighting, great expression captured. The nitpickers will want more of the one eye, but I think it works very well as is.
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