Voter in Azerbaijan

This was taken with a point-and-shoot digital camera back in 2005, my first foray into digital. Sitting in a tight, dark and very cold primary school classroom in Azerbaijan, the only light came in from a window on the other side of the room. Luckily, the action (ballot box) was moderately illuminated. Setting the camera into timer mode to minimize shaking of the camera, I lined up the shot and waited for something interesting to fill the frame… in 2 seconds. I held the camera down firmly on a surface in front of me and clicked off a number of frames, practicing the timing and finally getting this shot of an old lady casting her ballot under the flag, the blur of another voter in the foreground.

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