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Some 'daily life' photography from the streets of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. What caught my eye here was the girl with a 12.5 kg bag of flour on her head. Despite the weight, she could still manage a smile when she stopped in front of a store for a chat with her friends. I was also fascinated by all the wooden beds that were placed along the street (top right). I wondered what happened to them when it rained. I suppose they leave them there and then sell them as ‘weathered timber’ beds.

I’ve put a close up of the beds in the workshop - their intricately carved bedheads are quite interesting.

PP: Removed noise at default filter settings and sharpened (200%) with NeatImage, then some minor adjustments in Photoshop to levels, shadows/highlights, contrast and saturation, then added a little more sharpness in PS with USM @ 150%.

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Additional Photos by David Astley (banyanman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1231 W: 108 N: 2568] (7797)
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