Tabusereia Sing-sing Star by bobfoto

Tabusereia Sing-sing Star

This young lad is taking a break from singing and dancing and checking out if his friend is in the audience.

It costs just K1 to enter the Ela Beach Markets (that's around 50 cents) and for that, you get to browse stalls of pot plants for your garden, even cut tropical flowers for your house, you get to peruse the basketball court of contemporary PNG art and the traditional bead and shell jewellery. You can wander amongst the many bilum makers, the Highland meris will hold up any bilum that maybe catching your fancy and they will tell you just how cheap their wares are. The Buka-ware basket weavers from Goroka will sit quietly but negotiate with handshakes and smiles while a purchase is being made much along the same style as the wood carvers from the Sepik and the Ebony carvers of the Trobriands.

And of course, you get to see a Sing-sing group perform.

Photo taken 13 December 2008
Another good local portrait. I like the halo of colors around 2/3 of the image.
December 15th, 2012  
Beautiful colours. Amazing.
December 15th, 2012  
perfect shot Jason...
December 15th, 2012  
Nice candid portrait - you are very good at these!
December 15th, 2012  
Fabulous portrait! The background is nearly as interesting as the portrait. Sounds like a great place to shop.
December 15th, 2012  
I am loving this sing-sing- series, Jason and would love to shop at that market!!!
December 15th, 2012  
@rvwalker @dalboy - Thanks Guys, it was the kaleidoscope of colours in the background that drew me to choose this photo.

@adifferenteye - Thank you Dar. :)

@georgews - Thanks GPix, I appreciate that!

@boatpainter @grammyn - Always a great atmosphere shopping here, and the security is good, so one always feel safe.
December 15th, 2012  
This is such an awesome shot.
Was happy to come across you again as I mustn't be on you when you post.
December 15th, 2012  
Wonderful capture! Great composition & focus!
December 15th, 2012  
@turning_40 - Thanks Janelle, timing does seem to be important with this community moves along so fast!

@jgilker - Thanks Jessika, my big telephoto lens produces great dof for portraits like this one.
December 15th, 2012  
Fabulous shot, great colours, great focus.
December 15th, 2012  
Fine shot.
December 16th, 2012  
@kjarn @frankhymus - thanks Kathy A and Frank!
December 16th, 2012  
Great shot.
December 16th, 2012  
@ozziehoffy - Thanks Cassandra!
December 16th, 2012  
gorgeous shot of his face. I'm guessing the different patterns of the markings mean something?
December 16th, 2012  
so colourful and love the look to his friend! :)
December 16th, 2012  
Great portrait!!
December 16th, 2012  
great look
December 16th, 2012  
@palusami - In the motuan cilture, the men are not often tattooed but the women are and the markings on the girls used to be permanent. On the young boys, I think it is just simply a case of wanting to be decorated, because the girls are. Don't want to miss out.

@agentzuckerguss @houdiniem - It is a cool look!

@carolmw - Thanks Carol :)
December 16th, 2012  
I never tire of these traditional painted faces and the costumes/decoration they wear. And such adorable faces from these last three you put up. Great shot.
December 18th, 2012  
@geocacheking - Thanks Cameron! Cheers!
December 18th, 2012  
Fabulous catch - and I'm just putting the Ela beach markets on my 'must go' list..
December 28th, 2012  
@filsie65 - last Sunday of every month. Except December.
December 28th, 2012  
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