Scotty by bobfoto

Scotty

There is a lady I know who raises 5 children at a time from her village here in the city of Port Moresby. She keeps them under her care until they decide they no longer wish to go to school or that they want to return to village life, or they want to get a job.

One day, we went on a family outing to swim in a nearby waterhole and on our return, one of the children said they wanted to see the Bomana War Cemetery, so we detoured our trip and spent an hour or so walking around the nearly 4,000 headstones of those men and one woman who lost their lives in the Papuan region during the Pacific War in World War Two.

At the old entrance to the cemetery is a large sandstone tomb which simply has inscribed "Their Name Liveth For Evermore", and he I managed to get a young Scotty standing up against the sandstone, a few white feathers in his hands from the Egrets that walk amongst the dead.

Good thing I got this snap shot as Scotty was off running across the grass once again!

Photo taken 23 July 2006
I like the live more behind him. Great shot of the fleeting Scotty, life is fleeting, grab some feathers and run.......
July 8th, 2012  
What a cutie and I hope he Lives More.
July 8th, 2012  
@robv @kjarn - I hope so too! :)
July 8th, 2012  
he doesn't look to happy to have his photo taken. Cute lttle boy. Hope he stays with mumma till he gets a job
July 8th, 2012  
@onie - he was happy enough, just couldn't sit still...
July 8th, 2012  
Nice capture, he looks so inocent.
July 8th, 2012  
Cute photo
July 8th, 2012  
Awww
July 8th, 2012  
Gosh 5 kids, that is a lot of work. He, however, sounds like a normal little boy!! Nice capture.
July 8th, 2012  
Gorgeous capture of this free spirit
July 8th, 2012  
'live more.' words for thought indeed. a beautiful photo sir.
July 8th, 2012  
Nice portrait of this guy.
July 8th, 2012  
Great photo and story.
July 8th, 2012  
That's a great shot! Love the colours, his expression, the cut-out words - excellent. (And that dear lady deserves a medal!)
July 8th, 2012  
Wow, Jason. He is so cute. Beautiful portrait.
July 8th, 2012  
@tonydebont - Just a junior rascal... ;)

@kimmistephens @httpgeffed @swilde - Thank you ladies :)

@leananiemand @filsie65 - she is a wonderful lady with a wonderful heart... only the one daughter herself, but she has raised and put through school so many kids from her village!

@luvthyclassics - Thank you Miss Hurler, I should pop by your project to see how you are travelling!

@webfoot @sangwann - Thanks Guys!

@corymbia - Thank you Amanda :)
July 8th, 2012  
scotty let me think just of once: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7O7sBg-iJc :D

But, serious: Wonderful portrait! :)
July 8th, 2012  
awwww
July 8th, 2012  
@houdiniem - Thanks!

@agentzuckerguss - Hmmm, let me check that link...
July 9th, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - hee hee hee hee...
July 9th, 2012  
he has the greatest little face. such a typical kid's expression - are we DONE YET? sweet yet raw. love his t-shirt.
July 9th, 2012  
What a cute and energetic little guy!
July 9th, 2012  
Lovely shot of this little boy,he doesn't look too sure of the camera!!
July 9th, 2012  
Nice capture of Scotty!
July 10th, 2012  
@catsmeowb @will_wooderson @carolmw @alia_801 - he didn't mind having his photo taken, he just wanted to do other stuff that was better like running!
July 10th, 2012  
hello sir! just wanted to say i hope you are safe and well and happy. please take care :)
July 12th, 2012  
@luvthyclassics - I am home again. :D
July 12th, 2012  
I love that it says "Live More"
August 22nd, 2012  
@hellcat - no cropping required... ;)
August 22nd, 2012  
Perfect, Sooc with a little bit of BS. ;p
August 22nd, 2012  
@hellcat - Yeah I think I lifted the shadows so his face had a little bit more light and I lightened the highlights so the clods could be seen.
August 22nd, 2012  
:p I meant the live more part and cropping. The boy is adorable, and you rock with your photojournalism, and you know it!
August 22nd, 2012  
@hellcat - I think there's a story out there somewhere eh?
August 22nd, 2012  
Would you prefer historian?
August 22nd, 2012  
@hellcat - I've always labelled myself a "baggy arsed gardener"... ;)
August 22nd, 2012  
Hmmm.... So send a belt?
August 22nd, 2012  
@hellcat - the belt is in use... just need the extra space in the buttocks to bend and smell the roses from time to time... ;)
August 23rd, 2012  
@bobfoto lol... good point. Skinny jeans would definitely NOT work in that situation.
August 26th, 2012  
@hellcat - practicality!
August 26th, 2012  
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