Liklik pikinini boi long Tabusereia na bikpela diwai. by bobfoto

Liklik pikinini boi long Tabusereia na bikpela diwai.

Still at the Ela Beack markets watching the Sing-sing group from Tabusereia, this young boy's attention wandered and so did he. I mentioned yesterday that there were difficulties in photographing the Sing-sing groups at the markets because to avoid the hot sun, the performances were held underneath the boughs of a massive Ficus Tree.

Here we see just a small part of that Tree, the aerial roots of this massive Ficus eating the stones, eating each other and eventually eating the concrete with time.

So a photo of a young boy and an old tree.

I think this tree was partially responsible for me updating from a pns to a DSLR camera.

Photo taken 28 February 2009 at Ela Beach Markets, Port Moresby, NCD. Title reads: Small young boy from Tabusereia and big tree.

Speaking of Big Trees, here's one from The Seven: http://365project.org/theseven/365/2012-02-28
Makes you think ... Age !! Wicked shot
February 27th, 2012  
Wow that is a beautiful contrast!!! Love it!!!!!!
February 27th, 2012  
Fav
February 27th, 2012  
Awesome shot! Fav for me! :)
February 27th, 2012  
Wow, beautiful image!
February 27th, 2012  
This is an awesome capture, love the look on his face. & those massive tree roots are amazing!
February 27th, 2012  
This is a most amazing capture! The boy.....The tree! Fav : )
February 27th, 2012  
This one takes me back. Great shot of both pikinini and tree.
February 27th, 2012  
@steveh - Thank you Steve, yeah even when this boy is an old man, this tree should still be standing... unless developers work on the site.

@elke @yogibari @annbo - Thank you ladies and thank you for the faves :)

@pennymilner @myla - Why thank you Penny and Myla. The Strangling Figs are impressive, I took a photo of one last year that was at least 400 years old... see here:
http://365project.org/bobfoto/365/2011-05-06
February 27th, 2012  
@girlie - Thank you Robin, and thank you for the fave :)
February 27th, 2012  
Great photo. He looks like he's thinking- can we go now?
That tree is so large, it almost looks like a wall behind him!
February 27th, 2012  
Amazing colorful photo. Great photo of that young boy!
February 27th, 2012  
Gorgeous tree, and I love how that little boy is dressed.
February 27th, 2012  
Amazing photo and wonderful contrast between young and old. Got to be fav
February 27th, 2012  
amazing composition
February 28th, 2012  
Love this Jason. Most definitely a Fav.
February 28th, 2012  
Wow! That ficus tree is crazy amazing! Awesome shot, Jason!
February 28th, 2012  
That tree looks like something off of a movie set! Great contrast of young/old...
February 28th, 2012  
Fantastic photo of biological weathering of rock (just what my Yr 4s are looking at in science!)
February 28th, 2012  
oh man.. this is cool!
February 28th, 2012  
BEautiful contrasts in this one!
February 28th, 2012  
Fantastic huge tree, and such a sweet young boy, fav
February 28th, 2012  
love how a little boys mind can wander to a big tree
February 28th, 2012  
@onie @corymbia - It pretty well is a wall. the stones there, were an obvious attempt at a retaining wall when the tree was a bit younger, and beyond the right of this shot is a small set of stairs, only around 7 steps which takes you up to the next tier of the school yard. This tree was massive in trunk and yeah made up a wall!

@swguevin - thanks Sheila :)

@5unflow3r - around his waist is Tapa Cloth which the Motuans would have made, but more then likely, they would have traded for from the people down at the pointy end of PNG, possibly the people of Milne Bay but most likely the people from the Oro Province and those from either Tufi or Wanigela. I know that doesn't mean a whole lot, but there will be pictures from all of those places in the following few weeks/months.

@tonydebont @beckys @tigerdreamer - Thanks and thank you for the faves :)

@mortisa - Thanks Jane!

@nicedof @tamsg4 - Cheers JP and thank you Tams :D

@corymbia - Oh and you and your Yr 4s need to do a field trip to Paronella Park.

@joeboxster - Thank you Joeboxster!

@httpgeffed - Cheers Colleen :)
February 28th, 2012  
@brumbe - he may just have seen a lizard, the Skinks love these trees!
February 28th, 2012  
What a great looking tree! Looks like there is a lot of personality in that little boy.
February 28th, 2012  
@loragill - Thanks Lora G! :)
February 28th, 2012  
Fantastic capture
February 28th, 2012  
I love the textures and such in this, but I really just want to play with that little guy. He's so CUTE!!!!!
February 28th, 2012  
@cjriggs - Thanks CJ :)

@hellcat - Hee hee hee... :D
February 28th, 2012  
Nicely done jd. As good a reason as any to upgrade.
February 28th, 2012  
Fav for me, just something appealling about this shot....not sure if its the size contrast of the boy and tree or the expression on his face.. love it.
February 28th, 2012  
@flacko_man - I was getting frustrated at trying to take "Goroka Festival" style shots with a camera that just wasn't fast enough and not enough light was getting in. Cheers fm.
February 28th, 2012  
@debsulzberger - It is unusual in PNG to get a candid photo, as soon as a camera is detected, it is showtime. So that is why I like this shot. The little boy is off in his own world, doing his own thing. Sweet really.
February 28th, 2012  
Lovely shot.
February 28th, 2012  
@rach_who - Thanks Rach :)
February 28th, 2012  
he is for surely doing some pondering there! looks peaceful, and i LOVE the look of that tree! wow...amazing!
February 28th, 2012  
Very calming and very good Jason!
February 28th, 2012  
@kdimagery @summitnsmile - why thank you Kd and Mark :)
February 28th, 2012  
That tree is amazing and what a cute little lad!
February 28th, 2012  
Beautiful contrast between age and youth! Awesome textures, too!
February 28th, 2012  
Awesome!
February 28th, 2012  
I like his casual pose. Great contrasts :)
February 28th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot, you've captured that little-boy-ness so well.
February 28th, 2012  
this is my fav so far from PNG...greatarama!!
February 28th, 2012  
@kjarn @myautofocuslife @swilde @alia_801 @filsie65 @houdiniem

Oh thank you ladies, this young lad was so engrossed with everything that was not his performance.... very sweet.

Thank you Emily.
February 28th, 2012  
Well rooted
February 28th, 2012  
love this shot, I always love the roots from the ficus, and love this little boy, love his costume and his deep in thought expression
February 28th, 2012  
@peterdegraaff - Indeed Peter, thanks :)

@lbmcshutter - They are a very cool tree!
February 28th, 2012  
Very neat shot. The roots are amazing, what a tangle. Although I'm a bit confused as to how the child can look so bored with bows and arrows around. I'd have been having a field day. ;)
February 28th, 2012  
I love this photo. I like the idea of the old and young together.
February 28th, 2012  
Ah, a ficus... it's a very destructive tree, I believe...
February 28th, 2012  
@geocacheking - I will admit that the Bows and Arrows were a stand out Highlight in PNG! Great fun they were!

@herussell - Thank you Hope :)

@will_wooderson - they certainly can be. If you ever venture to North Queensland, make sure you visit a place called Paronella Park. Some fine examples of what the Ficus can do.
February 28th, 2012  
very natural
February 29th, 2012  
@manifestnrg - Thanks Benjamin :)
February 29th, 2012  
Great shot.
February 29th, 2012  
@claireworx - Thank you Clarissa :)
February 29th, 2012  
Great capture of his boredom, love the ficus roots! The tree must be massive! I happen to live in a town that sports the largest Morton Bay Fig in the USA...or so they say.
February 29th, 2012  
@hillcrest - They can get so large! Great trees to have, but not for buildings or underground pipes.
February 29th, 2012  
Den
Really excellent shot - great composition.
February 29th, 2012  
@flyden - Thanks Den, cheers!
February 29th, 2012  
oh i love this.....really beautiful pic!! Faved:)
March 1st, 2012  
@trude - Thank you Trude :)
March 1st, 2012  
great shot
March 4th, 2012  
Great contrast between textures, colors, natural vs. man (boy). I had no idea the ficus tree was so destructive in its natural environment.
March 4th, 2012  
@jolefont @daisy - Cheers Ladies. Kathryn, take a look at this ficus, it has destroyed three other trees in its 600 year life.
http://365project.org/bobfoto/365/2011-05-06
March 4th, 2012  
Great shot he looks pensive!
March 5th, 2012  
@veekay - pensive? Bored?
March 5th, 2012  
What a massive wonderful tree! And a nice contrast with the cute little boy standing there!
March 8th, 2012  
@buttercup - Thank you Mary. :)
March 8th, 2012  
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