Tupela bois ol i sidaun antap lo ston

Yesterday's shot of young lads sitting by a pool of water was taken at the opposite side of Papua New Guinea then this shot here, but I see some parallels between the two.

This is another one of the shots that I remember fondly and inspired me to this project.

On a bushwalk at nearby Boera Village, we made it to this rocky outcrop only to find miles of thick Mangrove forest in front of us, full of mosquitos. I sat down on the rock to look at the coastline and these two boys sat down nearby. Always trying to get a relaxed candid shot from PNG, I fired this one. Later I printed off this image and gave a copy yo the young guy on the left.

Photo taken 22 September 2006. Title reads: Two boys sit down on top of a rock.
What an amazing view...and I love his shy, warm smile.
They are on bare rock with bare feet?!
Not surprised you felt like stopping a bit.
posted September 1st, 2012  
I get the impression you generally do make people feel at ease - a fortunate quality in a photographer!
posted September 1st, 2012  
@will_wooderson - Thanks William, I do like to think that I am easy going and trusting. Thank you.

@filsie65 - Oh and bare feet! The people of PNG live in bare feet and their feet are amazing! The highland people climb muddy steep tracks carrying 30kgs of sweet potatoes on their backs in bare feet and never falter. The highlanders have feet as wide as they are long!
posted September 1st, 2012  
Nice capture Jason, and don't forget the soles of their feet are tougher than leather. Love the shy cheeky smile.
posted September 2nd, 2012  
That coastline goes on forever! Bet he loved getting the photo.
posted September 2nd, 2012  
@onie - he certainly did!

@tonydebont - they definitely are tough soles!
posted September 2nd, 2012  
Sweet looking kids and a lovely view!
posted September 2nd, 2012  
That coastline seems to go forever!!!
posted September 2nd, 2012  
@leananiemand - It sure does, that old little point and shoot camera was a cracker... pity it took a swimming lesson on the island of New Britain. :(

@worldbiking - Thanks Amaya, the kids of Boera were always wonderful. And they take up a few of my pages here in my 365 Project.
posted September 2nd, 2012  
Gorgeous kids Jason, and I love the view
posted September 2nd, 2012  
TC
Love the personalities you are capturing. The innocence of children :)
Nice POV ~ looks like a beautiful place to rest.
posted September 2nd, 2012  
Beautiful scenery, what a gorgeous view from the rock top
posted September 2nd, 2012  
Amazing scenery, sweet boys
posted September 2nd, 2012  
Fabuloso view!
posted September 2nd, 2012  
posted September 2nd, 2012  
Great view from the rock, and great smile from the guy on the left :)
posted September 2nd, 2012  
Amazing view and love how the two young lads look happy and free.
posted September 2nd, 2012  
@alia_801 @turning_40 - thank you ladies and yes :)
posted September 2nd, 2012  
The mother in me just wants to tell them to get away from the edge! Lovely view though.
posted September 2nd, 2012  
whatta view
posted September 2nd, 2012  
Super capture,wonderful scenery that seems to go on forever!!
posted September 2nd, 2012  
@bella_ss - That was a nasty edge too Sheralee. I was about as close as I should have been too.

@houdiniem - Yeah it was pretty speccy!

@carolmw - I do know it does stop... at a Village called Lea Lea.
posted September 2nd, 2012  
As a parent it's amazing to see children playing in what would be perceived as a risky area, due to the hazards of the land. But that is their normailty, though it has it's dangers it's very very stunning as well. Gorgeous scene
posted September 4th, 2012  
@michelleyoung - I was an adventurous kid, and would often worry my Mother. But recently I visited a place where as a child I climbed and scaled a cliff face, no ropes. Looking at the same site today, I thought to myself "sure not as high as I remember, but how did I get back down from up there???"
posted September 4th, 2012  
brave lil fellas. what a stunning view. i hate misquitos. we have so many of them here....i bet they would be horrible in thick bush like that!! beautiful.
posted September 8th, 2012  
@kdimagery - The mozzies in PNG carry Malaria and Dengue Fever so mosquitos are to avoided at the best of times. And yeah, one step into the Mangroves and the mosquitos rise like a cloud.
posted September 8th, 2012  
that´s what i call a view! :)
posted September 20th, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - it was pretty cool. :)
posted September 20th, 2012  
A very beautiful shot, and they seem sure footed about their chosen seat and its proximity to the drop off there.
posted September 30th, 2012  
@hellcat - PNGeans and their feet are amazing! Watching them climb coconuts, or the mud of Kokoda, they are always so sure footed!
posted October 1st, 2012  
Ahhhh.... those kind of feet. Mine are broken in comparison.
posted October 1st, 2012  
@hellcat - same.
posted October 1st, 2012  
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