A fascination with Mosi-oa-Tunya
Well you may smile it is 45 years since I captured these images
Here’s me hard at work
Of course on a visit to Zambia we had to visit the Victoria Falls – known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) For miles before one reaches the falls the spray and the mist can be seen above the river.
There were of course animals on the way
We visited in 1975 – dangerous days when Zambia and what was then Southern Rhodesia were living in a state of high tension. Perhaps we had not realised just how jittery the police and army in Zambia were and the nearer we got to the Falls, which marked the border – the more dangerous it became.
As ever I was there to see friends and to take photographs. All the mages here were taken with a Pentax Spotmatic 1000 – captured of course on film and turned in to slides courtesy of Kodak Ltd.
No enhancement – just a little dust and scratch removal but they are just as they came off the camera.
I really was that good looking – and, as today, modest with it!