Windo bilong Balus by bobfoto

Windo bilong Balus

Love the fisheye lens....

In the 3 years I lived in Papua New Guinea, I lost count after 230 times of looking out of a window like this, seeing the blue seas, the blue skies and the green rainforests below. This photo was taken on route Port Moresby to Buka, the Provincial Capital of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

I love Bougainville. My favourite province of all the 22 Provinces of PNG.

I think I liked it so much because although I travelled alone often, new territories of Provinces were often explored with friends or work colleagues. Bougainville was my first Province that I explored on my own, based on my own research. I knew what I wanted to achieve, so I found the people who were going to get results. You will see their images to follow.

Bougainville is amazing!

Love it!

Photo taken 4 August 2008.
Because you did this on your own, Jason, your views are not influenced by anything or anyone else! And that whats make them so special!
August 3rd, 2012  
It's a beautiful picture Jason.. awesome view... :)
August 3rd, 2012  
coool, window looks a bit like a toilet seat...
August 3rd, 2012  
@maggiemae - This is true Maggiemae, and I think I chose some things that perhaps I may not have done if I was accompanied?
August 3rd, 2012  
@ravdeepkaur - Thanks Ravdeep :)
August 3rd, 2012  
@houdiniem - hee hee hee... toilet humour.... hee hee hee.
August 3rd, 2012  
i like this one jase. the fish eye and contrast work well. Oh to be on holidays again
August 3rd, 2012  
That's a pretty cool shot Jason...funny I just put up a photo of a plane I captured yesterday!!
August 3rd, 2012  
@bobfoto You got it in one -I think!
August 3rd, 2012  
@maggiemae - Just wait Maggiemae, there are stories of peril awaits!
August 3rd, 2012  
@andysteven - It wasn't a holiday... but it was a fun(ish) week at work!
August 3rd, 2012  
@turning_40 - Well I am off to look at it!
August 3rd, 2012  
Loving that lens
August 3rd, 2012  
I love shots out of aeroplane windows - they somehow have promise of new horizons and I look forward to your shots and stories of Bougainville.
August 3rd, 2012  
@swilde - the 8mm fisheye is a cracker!
August 3rd, 2012  
@judithdeacon - Oh then please stick around, the Bougainville stories are a cracker!
August 3rd, 2012  
Love this perspective, the fish eye lens works so well in this instance. I was on a plane just last week and this shot takes me back to that endless gazing out windows and daydreaming that occurs when flying.
August 3rd, 2012  
Very cool!
August 3rd, 2012  
Wonderful " draw you in " kinda shot. Look forward to Bougainville.
August 3rd, 2012  
TC
Very cool shot! Love that you captured some detail on the inside of the window. Thanks for sharing that this was taken with a fisheye lens :)
Looking forward to seeing more of your project...going to go back to see if I can catch the beginning and learn more about your adventure!
August 3rd, 2012  
Liking this one. I have a fisheye "feature" on the new little olympus, must have a play with it
August 3rd, 2012  
Wait, wow!!! Best fisheye photo I have EVER seen!!! So cool!
August 3rd, 2012  
FAV!
August 3rd, 2012  
So very cool
August 3rd, 2012  
Very cool shot! Love the framing through the window!
August 3rd, 2012  
Very nice, although the fish eye makes it look like you staring down a toilet seat, which is kind of neat.
August 3rd, 2012  
Nice framing! Being above the clouds just feels so cool!
August 3rd, 2012  
Great shot! Can't wait to see your pix!
August 3rd, 2012  
Wonderfully framed Jason, I look forward to seeing more of Bougainville!
August 3rd, 2012  
this shot is amazing, looking forward what's coming.
August 3rd, 2012  
Wonderful capture!!
August 3rd, 2012  
Lyn
Incredible perspective here, Jason! DId you make those 230 flights around PNG? (I didn't think you went in and out of the country that much!)
August 3rd, 2012  
@anggav - Oh I spent a lot of time daydreaming indeed...

@sangwann - Thanks Dione :)

@jannkc - Hope you enjoy the journey!

@tctime - Jan 1st 2012 was the start of my PNG adventure, before that date was my true 365 project. This one is a different fish indeed.

@onie - Would be interested in seeing how that changes your images?

@lsander1 - Thank you Laura, Best Ever eh? I'm pretty chuffed with that! I have a few Fisheye shots in my project, worth looking out for them!

@abhijit - Thanks Abhijit :)

@alia_801 - Cheers Alia :D

@dalboy - heh heh heh toilet seat!

@jannaellen - I love flying and yeah love that feeling of being above the clouds!

@boatpainter - Hope you enjoy them Janet!

@socalgal - A few shots and a few stories to come!

@catsmeowb - Thanks Camille, Bougainville was my favourite Province of PNG, loved it!

@carolmw - Thanks Carol!

@lyno - I flew back to Aussie a few times, but most of the flying was domestic flights in PNG.
August 3rd, 2012  
great capture !!
August 4th, 2012  
@marttha - Thanks Marta :)
August 4th, 2012  
Nice capture Jason, certainly hints at travel to interesting places. So much of PNG I didn't get to see, thanks for taking me there.
August 4th, 2012  
Ditto @houdiniem
August 4th, 2012  
@kjarn - that's 3 for the toilet seat!

@tonydebont - Well then Tony, I hope you enjoy the next few days as we delve deep into the heart of Bougainville!
August 4th, 2012  
just so cool! :)
August 4th, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - Thanks Katia :)
August 4th, 2012  
What a great shot ... from the thumbnail I thought it was looking through a loo seat! Wonderful blue :) Roll on August...
August 5th, 2012  
Cool shot!
August 5th, 2012  
I think you have the perfect job... Adventurer... it often amazes me when people have no sense of adventure. I love getting my boots dirty, getting wet, muddy etc.. I love exploring and getting ou there.. Some peopel really dont know how to live... life is one big adventure and you certainly have seen some awesome sights.. I am jealous in the most wonderful way.. I love your stories and shots :)
August 5th, 2012  
@filsie65 - Oh Phil, I have always said that September and November will be scary months for me... I looked at the September files yesterday... only 4,950 photos that I have to cull down to 30! Ai ai ai!

@leananiemand - Thanks Leana :)

@michelleyoung - There are some freedoms that you lose when living in a world like Papua New Guinea, but there are some freedoms that you gain. Thank you Michelle!
August 6th, 2012  
Love this shot!!! I, of course had to Fav it!
August 12th, 2012  
@angeliquenordal - Oh thanks Angelique, and thank you for the fave :)
August 12th, 2012  
cool shot jason
November 1st, 2012  
@cwebb - Thanks cupcake. :)
November 1st, 2012  
@summerfield - starting here is about 2 weeks worth of Bougainville stories. Enjoy.
October 18th, 2013  
@bobfoto - oh, yes, i remember now.
October 19th, 2013  
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