Volcano Lady in repose. by bobfoto

Volcano Lady in repose.

Part 3 of my ladies in sitting pose takes me back to that magical day just hanging out at the base of a big steaming volcano and chatting and buying with the local vendors.

It doesn't get any more surreal than this. Impromptu market place, checking out the goods and the handing over of a Somare or two.

Photo taken 23 June 2013 at Tavurvur, Rabaul, East New Britain Province, PNG.
Not a photo too many people who have a chance to take! Love her colourful clothes.
January 30th, 2014  
Colourful attire
January 30th, 2014  
Her colour in contrast with the natural colours behind her, surreal. Love this shot
January 30th, 2014  
@bella_ss @peterdegraaff @swilde - Thank you my Australian friends! It was funny, I asked for the photo, so she put on the serious face and then once the shot was taken, she broke out in such a gorgeous huge smile!
January 30th, 2014  
@bobfoto Haha, camera must have made her nervous.
January 30th, 2014  
Beautiful photo with a nice background.
January 30th, 2014  
amazing capture Jason. great portrait with a wonderful background. love the clouds;)
January 30th, 2014  
She looks like she just wants to go home and take a nap!
January 30th, 2014  
Great color and capture
January 30th, 2014  
Very colorful outfit. Serious look from her. Living and working so close to the volcano must be a stressor. I imagine the smile she gave you after this shot was far nicer.
January 30th, 2014  
Beautifully composed to position her with the scenery over her shoulder. It is amazing what people need to do to make a living.
January 30th, 2014  
I like this Sitting Ladies series
January 30th, 2014  
Wonderful story telling with the photo.
January 30th, 2014  
This is such a contrast between the serene view of the lady and her few wares and the active volcano behind. Beautiful.
January 30th, 2014  
@bella_ss - glad it wasn't just me then?

@leestevo - Thanks Lee-Ann :)

@snowflakes86 - that big grey one on the right is no cloud, that's ash from the volcano.

@juliedduncan - looking a little sleepy you think?

@caroli - Thanks Carol.

@grammyn - it was... should have kept the finger on the button?

@rvwalker - I just kinda wish the red bag wasn't in frame...

@sunshinephoto5 - Thanks Dawn.

@swguevin - Thank you Sheila.

@iwatts - My favourite has always been this one http://365project.org/bobfoto/365/2012-03-30
January 30th, 2014  
one of my fav of your shots. The composition is perfect. Funny....my Gambian friends never want to smile in photos either - I almost have to trick them into doing it....lol
January 30th, 2014  
Had to go back and look at the bobfoto. Amazing!!! They all are Jason.
January 30th, 2014  
chillaxed!
January 30th, 2014  
@sticksandstones - I ask "Soim teet" or "Show them teeth"

@petersonsheri - Thanks Sheri.

@houdiniem - as much as one can with a big steaming volcano behind you...
January 30th, 2014  
Impressive setting! :)
January 30th, 2014  
what colourful clothes they wear. do they weave their own clothings? there's a tribe up north of manila where they weave their own native apparel and they're always in bright shade of colours, quite often red.
January 30th, 2014  
January 30th, 2014  
Beautiful shot. The ground looks covered with lava ash.
January 31st, 2014  
@agentzuckerguss - yeah but you get ash in your lens....

@sangwann - It sure is Dione. That's another cloud of ash coming our way about to be deposited on the earth.
January 31st, 2014  
@summerfield - the 'meri blouse' which would be considered the traditional dress now for women in PNG. Like this girl, they wear shorts or trousers and the length of the meri blouse varies. They are handmade from purchased fabrics and the women of Rabaul are renown for their meri blouse making abilities. A Rabaul meri blouse will be better made and have little lacey cuffs and neck trim. I have been given shopping lists in the past for Rabaul meri blouses when I have travelled to this part of PNG.
January 31st, 2014  
Fabulous back drop.
February 8th, 2014  
@kjarn rockin' eh!
February 11th, 2014  
Amazing colours.... is that the sea behind her, all green?! (I don't remember meadows there before but the old grey cells are fading..)
March 31st, 2014  
@filsie65 - That is the sea, harbour, ocean. It goes that colour when the sulphur is released in underground vents of the volcanos. It is also hot enough to boil an egg.
March 31st, 2014  
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