At the base of Tavurvur by bobfoto

At the base of Tavurvur

Sure when you is standing at the base of a great steaming volcano selling trinkets and stuff you must know how to multitask. Take money in one hand, place money in mouth, tie up sarong, gaze into the mouth of the volcano and pose for a photo.

These kids are awesome.

Photo taken 23 June 2013 at Tavurvur, Rabaul, East New Britain Province.

Over on Project X, I gots framed. http://365project.org/projectx/365/2014-01-25
Nice profile portrait. Such a different from the lives of the children I know!
January 25th, 2014  
You really do come up with the most interesting shots my friend
January 25th, 2014  
i wonder what she's thinking
January 25th, 2014  
Multitasking at it´s best! :D
January 25th, 2014  
great capture Jason!(✿◠‿◠) life at the base of the active volcanoe...
January 25th, 2014  
Wonderful capture! I like how the green shirt stands out against the background.
January 25th, 2014  
Does look like a good pose...but money in the mouth...eeewww!
January 25th, 2014  
Great photo, I love this portrait!
January 25th, 2014  
@grammyn - but on occasion you do say that some of the shots of kids over here just show that kids are the same all over the globe?

@agima - the sarong also doubles as her display mat for the trinkets she sells... thanks Brendan. This country does allow for some great opportunities. But I have noticed since the Digicel Revolution that more and more locals have cameras (phones and pns) and that posing for a random white guy just because he has a camera is less common than it was pre-Digicel. It still happens and I get kids and adults alike often calling out "wan piksa plis"

@houdiniem - there was a good crowd of these blonde haired kids and she may have been keeping an eye on one or two of them thinking about what to do later once the white guy and left???

@agentzuckerguss - not really, as @lynnb points out, putting the money in your mouth probably ain't the best practise???

@snowflakes86 - You would know about that eh Her?

@juliedduncan - I can change the Saturation with out effecting skin tones, so seeing as the back ground was brownish, I raised the saturation to make the green pop, but it kinda looks like I de-saturated the background???

@vokesy - Thanks Andrew, I may have to add one or two more from this day... the contrast between blonde hair, fallen piles of ash and bright coloured clothing is pretty cool.
January 25th, 2014  
@bobfoto You got me! Basically the same universally but enormously different in situation or habitat.
January 25th, 2014  
@grammyn - true.
January 25th, 2014  
@bobfoto Hmmmm, yes, maybe a bit. But, it works very well for this photo - really makes the figure in the foreground stand out!
January 25th, 2014  
@juliedduncan - a short dof helps with the almost 3D effect.
January 25th, 2014  
She looks like a street-wise girl, aven if there might be a shortage of streets on a volcano. Another good candid portrait.
January 26th, 2014  
I thought she had a mouth full of cigarettes!
January 26th, 2014  
Before I enlarged I, too, thought she was smoking. Great candid shot.
January 26th, 2014  
@rvwalker - the Volcano has made a mess of the streets.

@kjarn @sangwann - I can see that.
January 26th, 2014  
ahhh, to be so young yet knowing all the ways of the world. is that the natural colour of her hair or do you think she colours it that way? wonderful shot, jason.
January 30th, 2014  
@summerfield - Natural colouring of her hair. Quite a few of the Tolai kids are blonde. The men tend to grow out of it, but some of the women keep their yellow hair. Mainland PNGeans often call the women "yaro meris" or "yellow women" because of their hair colour.
January 31st, 2014  
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