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Under Construction

Today was a relaxing day, spent mostly reading and researching for my upcoming trip to Bulembu, Swaziland, picking up some extra audio and doing some writing. I’ve also been practising my off-camera flash techniques with a new set of Pocketwizard wireless flash slaves.

Here’s a “mini gallery” of construction shots from around the compound (click the pic to view).

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Gallery – Wellspring Academy Playground

Wellspring Playground 2 - Large

I spent some time down at the Wellspring Academy playground today, trying out some new flash photography techniques. Click the pic to take a look. (More galleries here and here)

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Gallery – Rwanda Part II

Rwanda Boys

Click the photo to see a new gallery of images from our trip. (Here’s the first gallery if you missed it)

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Together on opposite sides

Strong stories are buried deep on all sides of the Rwandan story. Many are full of pain and suffering, and in some cases the divisions continue. But there is hope. Stories like the one we filmed today.

Widow & Son - small

A Tutsi widow, who lost her husband and most of her family in the genocide. A bright Hutu boy, whose father is in jail for participating in the genocide. After his father’s conviction, the boy’s mother left him to fend for himself. Despite good grades he had to look for work. The widow offered the boy a job cleaning and doing odd jobs. As she learned of his needs, she helped him – she paid his school fees and allowed him to study after work. And eventually, she took him in as her own son. In his eyes she didn’t see a Hutu, the son of a killer, someone of another ethnicity. She saw a boy, a person in need of help.

Our translator, Grace, became emotional as she heard the story of a Hutu taking in a Tutsi. It is a rare and beautiful thing for forgiveness to be so complete and so real.

Still enjoying the RED… click the picture above to see a full-size frame capture. All natural lighting…

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Gallery – Rwanda Part I

Wellspring Playground - Large

Click here to see a gallery of our trip so far.

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Wallpaper – Birds in the Water

Wallpaper - Birds in the Water preview

I’ve been digging through my photo library, cleaning and organizing for my assignments in Rwanda and Swaziland. In the process this photo appeared. It’s a bit of an enigma – though it was taken last March, I’m not sure the story, or where it was taken. Somewhere along the way I simply stopped to snap these five birds standing in the cold, still water.

I’ve created it as a wallpaper for you to enjoy. Right-click the link and save-as to download: Wallpaper – Birds in the Water.

Check out a few other wallpapers here.

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Wallpaper – Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara wallpaper preview

To celebrate the launch of trevormeier.com, I’ve got a wallpaper of one of my photographs for you all to enjoy. This was shot in the Maasai Mara (Kenya) in August, 2006.

Right-click the following link and save-as to download: Maasai Mara wallpaper.