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Title of photo: Little Gypsy Girl
Equipment: Sony DSC-WX9 Cyber Shot
Tell us more about your photo: My friend Hatice and I were relaxing beside the Bosphorus in Uskadar, Istanbul, drinking tea, chatting, and looking at the water. A gypsy woman came around, selling babbles, and this little girl was tagging along behind her. I smiled at her, jabbered in English, pointed to my camera, got down to her level, and took a shot while she was bending forward, examining the camera. I could tell she didn’t know what it was or what it did, so I got a natural facial expression from her.