Sol Wara bilong Madang by bobfoto

Sol Wara bilong Madang

With more and more discoveries of minerals and gases in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, the ports are becoming home to larger vessels and certainly larger numbers of ships coming and going. There are a series of small habited island in Madang Harbour and for a cheap fare, you can catch a ride on a banana boat and head out for the day. As long as you dodge the big ships.

Photo taken 30 November 2008
I like the composition of this shot very much....the tiny banana boat vs. the giant ship.
November 30th, 2012  
@5unflow3r - Thanks Trina. I dig how the fella at the front of the boat is sitting on the edge.
November 30th, 2012  
@bobfoto Yep, and how much tinier the people seem on the giant ship. :-)
November 30th, 2012  
What a big contrast! Wow!
November 30th, 2012  
Jim
Look slike a statement of the littel guys not backing down, but taking on big industry head on
November 30th, 2012  
@5unflow3r - didn't notice them at first!

@swguevin - Thanks Sheila :)

@jcarrollphoto - Sure does Jim!
November 30th, 2012  
"Madang Harbor" is the title? Must be an idiom I don't remember. isn't it literally something like "nasty(salty )Madang water? I visited Port Moresby 50 years ago, and found pidgin fun and easy to pick up. Forgotten almost all of it now unfortunately.

Nice shot.
November 30th, 2012  
Fabulous capture!!
November 30th, 2012  
What a contrast between the two vessels, beautifully captured.
November 30th, 2012  
nice composition with this tiny boat facing the big one .
November 30th, 2012  
@frankhymus - Sol = Salt and Wara = Water, so yeah Madang Harbour is a good interpretation. The Islands between Australia and PNG are often referred to as the home of the salt water people.

@scooter - Thanks Scooter!

@judithdeacon @cocobella - The Big Ship was stationary here, so I did have to wait for the right banana boat to come along, some were at funny angles, but I liked the comp of this one.
November 30th, 2012  
Good composition. I like the contrast between the size of the banana boat and the size of the large boat.
December 1st, 2012  
@daisy - Thanks Kathryn :)
December 1st, 2012  
wonderful to catch the little and the big of it together!
December 1st, 2012  
@grammyn - Thanks Katy :)
December 1st, 2012  
@bobfoto em nau! ;~}
December 1st, 2012  
@grammyn #:0)
December 1st, 2012  
This big versus little looks fabuloso when viewed large.
December 1st, 2012  
Great contrast
December 1st, 2012  
Like everyone else said, the size contrast makes the photo. I think the gloomy skies make it seem a little scary somehow,
December 1st, 2012  
@kjarn - cool thanks for looking large Kathy A :)

@houdiniem - thanky you.

@rvwalker - Cheers Ross, thanks!
December 1st, 2012  
Fantastic shot. I love anything with boats in it.
December 1st, 2012  
@boatpainter - the one on the right needs a coat of rust-kill.
December 1st, 2012  
a quite impressive contrast between these two boats jd! :)
December 2nd, 2012  
Eek, little and large, cute and ugly. What a difference to the cool fresh feel of the last few days. I guess industry gets everywhere and it's a necessary evil, it just looks so out of place here.
December 2nd, 2012  
Damn thats a massive comparrison
December 2nd, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss @filsie65 @michelleyoung - Thanks ladies, the sounds of this big container ship trying to get into port was quite depressing as you could hear its hulk scraping on the coral reef below... :(
December 3rd, 2012  
the contrasts are fantastic and i, too, love how the front man is dangling his feet in the water. what a great capture. fav.
December 4th, 2012  
@catsmeowb - Thanks Camille and thank you for the fave :)
December 5th, 2012  
That's intimidating.
December 30th, 2012  
@hellcat - for some.
December 30th, 2012  
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