Tatana Island Cricket Legends by bobfoto

Tatana Island Cricket Legends

Sometimes the kids just get too exuberant when it comes to the lens. This village is often considered a no-go area for tourists or for us dim-dims and is rarely visited, yet I can see it from this window view. On the day I visited all I saw was game after game of street cricket. One of the great benefits of not having any visitors mean that the one sealed road in the village doubles has 50 cricket pitches of varying length. Even the girls were cracking the tennis balls onto roof tops and into the harbour.

These boys were swinging their home made timber bats in each other's way in order to get their photo taken. Rare photos of individual include one of the boy on the right who was eating his bat. Posted some time ago on my project.

Photo taken 26 January 2009 on Tatana Island.
They look like a cheerful lot but I know how they can almost knock you over with their exuberance! Great capture of it!
March 1st, 2014  
I love the close intimate comp and those expressions...just so joyful!
March 1st, 2014  
such brilliant smiles
March 1st, 2014  
Happy children. Great shot
March 1st, 2014  
@grammyn - I think I had taken a knee and got down to their level, so I had kids climbing on top of me so that they could be the first to see the image in the screen! I was nearly sat on my arse!

@mzzhope - the kids in the village are just so full of life and everything is so new and so amazing that they just run and run and run!

@shannejw - very contagious!

@chris17 - Thanks Christine :)
March 1st, 2014  
A definite thumbs up for this shot!
March 1st, 2014  
@bobfoto LOL! too bad there wasn't someone there takng a picture of THAT!
March 2nd, 2014  
This is great! Love the expressions on their faces, so pure :)
March 2nd, 2014  
such joy. And such little material wealth. Bless them. btw, I was on my phone today, looking up Carolyn White so I could fav her bird photo I saw on FB on 365. Long story short, I was going through my follow list and saw some people on there that had not updated in ages. So I did the slider thing and deleted. But my phone was slow, so I ended up deleting you! Darn it. So I am fixing that
March 2nd, 2014  
Joyful little buggers. Fun image.
March 2nd, 2014  
Sweet kids. A really cool shot
March 2nd, 2014  
@espyetta - I did notice the follow and thought "I'm sure MB was following me already"

@windridge - Two thumbs up?

@grammyn - there is somewhere.

@baznman - pure joy indeed.

@rvwalker - Cheers Ross.

@swilde - Thanks Sue.
March 2nd, 2014  
@bobfoto Hee hee
March 2nd, 2014  
Lovely the happy,smiley expressions!!
March 2nd, 2014  
@bobfoto ooh I want to see that one!
March 2nd, 2014  
This cheers me up! Many thanks for that! :)
March 2nd, 2014  
March 3rd, 2014  
Beautiful smiles!
March 4th, 2014  
@kjarn - great smiles!
March 4th, 2014  
Mac
Those smiles are infectious.
March 4th, 2014  
@riverlandphotos - sure are!
March 5th, 2014  
oh, the innocence of youth. it is always heart-warming to see children doing exactly what children should be doing. great shot, i say, mr. daniels!
March 15th, 2014  
@summerfield - Yes, they're loving it! Thanks.
March 15th, 2014  
Just lovely! Such happy faces, I love it!
March 31st, 2014  
@filsie65 - They loved it too!
March 31st, 2014  
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