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Thanks for the feedback, Scott, Tom and Ray.
Being a slide shooter, I'm not totally aware of the meaning of the term "noise," but in the accompanying revision I tried to improve the "grain." Any better?
About the hand- I sorta like the mysterious quality it lends, although that might just be wishful thinking on my part.
No, the boy didn't smile after I took the pic. This was taken years ago, when foreign visitors to the Serengeti village were still something of an unusual thing for the Masai. I don't recall any of them really smiling to us at all. We were just pale-skinned, funny-looking people of all sizes and shapes who paid a fee to the chief so the warriors wouldn't throw spears at us if we took their pictures. Yes- that happened a few years earlier. After that, the tourist industry decided that visitors would fork over actual cash-on-the-spot if entry to the village was granted by the chief.
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