San i dai pinis lo Rapopo

So after my friend and I had visited the animal enriched wetlands of the Western Province, we decided to head east and to Volcano Country. It is true that everyone should stand at the base of a great steaming volcano at least once in their lives, but one should also sit on a sandy beach with their feet in tropical warm water, drinking cold cleansing lager and at the same time, take photos of the sunset and the great steaming volcano.

*sigh*

Photo taken 15 September 2007. Title reads: Rapopo Sunset.
This is awesome. Love the swirly clouds, the sunset, the reflections, the volcano, the silhouette. Everything about this is a winner
posted September 13th, 2012  
Wonderful. I have to admit to a strong need to do this, but also to get much closer. Love volcanoes. Really want to see one. Lovely shot and stunning composition.
posted September 13th, 2012  
Fav fit the words and the scene! Heavenly!
posted September 13th, 2012  
Your description fits perfectly, magnificent shot and FAV!
posted September 13th, 2012  
@abhijit - Thanks Abhijit, thank you!

@netkonnexion - They are amazeballs!

@maggiemae - Thanks Maggiemae, it was sooo relaxing!

@rwhite - Thanks Rosie, and thanks for the fave :)
posted September 13th, 2012  
Stunning night shot, Jason. Love the scene with the boats and those two man talking.
posted September 13th, 2012  
wow, wow, wow Jason! Beautiful.
posted September 13th, 2012  
@sangwann - Thanks Dione :)

@shamrockinmom - Oh thank you Sherry, thanks!
posted September 13th, 2012  
Peace and serenity ... wonderful!
posted September 13th, 2012  
Love the colors and silhouettes
posted September 13th, 2012  
Gorgeous tranquil shot, fav
posted September 13th, 2012  
Awesome shot. Love the silhouette and you don't notice the volcano until you look again!
posted September 13th, 2012  
well how perfect does this scene look!! Stunning colours in the sky and just love that volcano in the distance...faved;)
posted September 13th, 2012  
your photo is so beautiful, has almost too many wonderful aspects in it at once between the sunset, the silhouettes, the volcano steaming in the background and the sparkling water, boats and then the sky. then, add in your narrative. looks like a movie setting because how could this possibly be real? as others, all i can do is fav. how lucky you are to have seen this, to have experienced this in person. thank you for sharing.
posted September 13th, 2012  
*sigh* indeed. Heaven on earth caught in that moment.
posted September 13th, 2012  
So beautiful. Looks so inviting esp. sitting in the office in front of a computer screen. Just close my eyes for a moment and I'm there enjoying a lager with them..........there that was enough. Back to work. ;)
posted September 13th, 2012  
Fav. That's all, just Fav.
posted September 13th, 2012  
TC
Gorgeous shot - great lighting, silgphouettes, composition and framing....oh, and color...sigh! Fav
posted September 13th, 2012  
How fantastic.. It's like some artful imagination.. Hat's off to you, sir.. That's a sky to live to see..
posted September 13th, 2012  
Lovely shot, the sunset and reflections are perfect.
posted September 13th, 2012  
Beautiful, perfect image.
posted September 13th, 2012  
Looks like a wonderful vacation shot and the steaming volcano really adds to it
posted September 13th, 2012  
This is so beautiful, Jason
posted September 13th, 2012  
Awesome, just perfect.
posted September 13th, 2012  
looks divine
posted September 13th, 2012  
simply stunning - Fav
posted September 13th, 2012  
@fodandfun - Love that word Serenity.... thank you Maria :)

@tigerdreamer - Thanks Karen H :)

@fjh - Francesca, thank you for the fave!

@archaeofrog - Just a subtle shot of the Volcano this time around...

@trude - Nice safe distance from the Volcano, and thanks for the fave!
posted September 13th, 2012  
@catsmeowb - Thank you Camille and thank you for the fave. It was a wonderful moment, and oh so relaxing after a big day at work. Good soul food.

@michellegaynor - Thank you Michelle. Knowing PNG like I do, the words "heaven on earth" is kinda odd...

@geocacheking - Happy to provide a little bit of an escape, for you in the Office. Hope boobs are not banned, because today's photo has one or two on display...

@onie - Thanks.

@tctime - Thank you TC, and thank you for the fave :)

@buggus - It was a cracking sky, but often was in that part of the world!

@dalboy - Thanks Graeme :)

@kandernob @tthompsonca @mjmaven - Karen, Terri and Shirley, I thank you :)

@tonydebont @chriswang - Thanks Guys!
posted September 13th, 2012  
@wardie - Thank you Paul and thanks for the fave :)
posted September 13th, 2012  
woooowsa. **SIGH** is right!! this is SO SO gorgeous jason! i could just sit and stare at it.....instant fav....love love!
posted September 13th, 2012  
A fav Jason. Just makes you want to stop and look, and look and look into that sunset.
posted September 14th, 2012  
Absolutely awesome sky
posted September 14th, 2012  
Amy
Stunning, especially large against the black background. FAV.
posted September 14th, 2012  
one word - fave
posted September 14th, 2012  
Jim
Love the laid back relaxed feel of this photo. Colro and composition are great. Fav
posted September 14th, 2012  
Saw this on PP! i see why! outstanding all the way around! FAV
posted September 14th, 2012  
Excellent silhouettes.
posted September 14th, 2012  
@kdimagery - Thanks for all the love and faves Kd :D

@ubobohobo - It was a stunning sunset, and oh so relaxing!

@swilde - Thanks Sue :)

@amyvanross - Oh I do like it when people click on the magnifying glass!!!! :D

@eryck - another word - thanks ;)

@jcarrollphoto - Cheers Jim, thanks for the fave!

@pointnshoot28 - Oh on the PP! *JD does the Happy Dance of Joy*!!!

@webfoot - Why thank you Mr Myers. The chap on the left is from New Zealand.
posted September 14th, 2012  
gorgeous!
posted September 14th, 2012  
A beautiful shot - fav!!
posted September 14th, 2012  
very cool and congrats on the PP. Your eyes just get drawn to the smoking mountain.
posted September 14th, 2012  
Saw this on the favs of the week page and stopped by to Fav it =) gorgeous shot!
posted September 14th, 2012  
@mantha - Why thank you Samantha, thanks for stopping by! :D
posted September 14th, 2012  
@houdiniem @michelle58 @sailingmusic - Thank you ladies and thanks for the lovely comments! :D Happy Days!
posted September 14th, 2012  
@sailingmusic - Oh and Myrna, I think you are right, the way the boats are lined up and the clouds are swirling towards, and even the branch from the Terminalia tree all lead you to the Volcano. But it is not just this photograph, when you are there, at this spot, everyone just sits and looks at that Volcano. It is so engrossing.
posted September 14th, 2012  
I love everything about this photo, beautiful!
posted September 15th, 2012  
@kjarn - Thanks Kathy A :)
posted September 15th, 2012  
9.98.
(It's almost enough for me to dunk my feet in a bowl of warm water and reach for a beer.....)
posted September 15th, 2012  
@filsie65 - go to the toilet first.... just a suggestion.
posted September 15th, 2012  
@bobfoto I hesitate to ask why..... hopefully it's because it'd be such bliss I wouldn't want to move?
PS the 9.98 was 0.02 off a 10 just because of envy...!
posted September 16th, 2012  
@filsie65 - so I have to battle envy in order to score that perfect score?
posted September 16th, 2012  
@bobfoto Who said life was fair?!
posted September 16th, 2012  
@filsie65 - That guy I met at the circus...
posted September 17th, 2012  
@bobfoto He lied..... sorry to break it to you..
Anyway, last year I gave you an eleven and you weren't happy!! :)
posted September 17th, 2012  
wow - this is one for the wall for sure...you could sit and look at this for hours! love the steaming volcano and those 2 guys are perfect. FAV
posted September 17th, 2012  
@filsie65 - I do remember the 11. Just greedy in getting a few more... ;)

@sparkle - Thanks Juliette and thanks for the fave! :D Happy Days!
posted September 18th, 2012  
Simply a magical scene and until one sees this with their own eyes it would be hard to imagine it could exist in such perfection.....I love it!!!
posted September 19th, 2012  
@sarajeal - Thanks Sara, even the locals were impressed on this occasion as to how magical the sunset was.
posted September 19th, 2012  
wow so much more in this shot that first appears. very cool volcano plume in a beautiful sky
posted September 20th, 2012  
@palusami - Why thank you Tanya. Big :D

posted September 20th, 2012  
FAV! how could it be not a FAV, why it don´t have 667 fav´s? :D
posted September 20th, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - I think a few of my followers are not as active as they once were... ;) But thank you Katia for your fave and your gorgeous comments! :D
posted September 20th, 2012  
@bobfoto we all have to deal with that! ;) and you´re very welcome and deserve it so much! :)
posted September 20th, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - You have made for a very happy start to my day... but I am off to work now! Bye!
posted September 20th, 2012  
@bobfoto :D and i go to bed... have a good day!
posted September 20th, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - Day was good by the way.
posted September 21st, 2012  
@bobfoto great to hear! :D
posted September 22nd, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - Took a razor to my face today so now enjoying the Beardom!
posted September 22nd, 2012  
That's stunning!
posted October 1st, 2012  
@hellcat - It was a blissful moment...
posted October 1st, 2012  
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