Jenny at Rapopo by bobfoto

Jenny at Rapopo

This was a tough shot for a million reasons. It ended up being a silhouette of my very good friend Jenny against a Volcano background. But with a little work with exposure and shadows, I got something close to add to my Modern Meri collection.

Jenny is wonderful. On this journey she was days away from having a baby and when I visit her and her girls, they all talk about how when the little girl was in mum's belly she travelled to Rabaul when the volcano was really going nuts.

I lost Jenny in the markets.

All the meris had big afros and were wearing meri-blouses and I got concerned that I wouldn't find my pregnant friend again. Luckily we met up at the Citrus part of the market and I didn't let Jenny leave my sight after that.

This shot was taken just before we had dinner together at this really cool resort. I helped out with the bill and Jenny helped out with some great work during the day. She has certainly supported my work in many ways over the years. She is a great Papua New Guinean meri and deserves so much in life.

Bless.

Photo taken 26 August 2008 in front of Tavurvur Volcano at Rapopo Resort, East New Britain Province.
Jenny sounds like a very special person, and has a very kind face. Wonderful background.
March 11th, 2014  
Tough backbround
March 11th, 2014  
I think I love Jenny
March 11th, 2014  
She seems to be special ! The background makes her look like an angel...
March 11th, 2014  
@jantan @swilde @cocobella - Oh Jenny was gorgeous! It was so much fun to fly over to Rabaul with her and threatening he not to have her baby girl while we were in the plane!

@agima - Oh yeah.
March 11th, 2014  
Tim
Jenny Taba?
March 11th, 2014  
lovely Jenny. like her floral dress and the beach background.;)
March 11th, 2014  
Enjoy the narrative. Great pic and beautiful backdrop too.
March 11th, 2014  
amazing setting! nice work and thank you for telling the story, which makes it all the more interesting!
March 11th, 2014  
Such powerful against that background.
March 11th, 2014  
That background is ace!! :D
March 11th, 2014  
I'm not sure whart causes it but it looks almost like ahe is standing in front of a backdrop. Fascinating effect Great color too!
March 11th, 2014  
@timadams - yup.

@snowflakes86 - the best keri blouses (dress) are to be found in Rabaul.

@fauxtography365 - Thanks Ms T :)

@hankbird - you're welcome Henrietta :)

@susale - Volcanos are so cool!

@agentzuckerguss - Oh yeah!
March 11th, 2014  
@grammyn - it does look a little like that, and is that a new profile pic for you?
March 11th, 2014  
I did change it but the old one is still showing for me. Actually the new one show as I am typing but the old one shows when I post? weird
March 11th, 2014  
I like hearing the praise for this lovely lady. It is an exotic photo with that spectacular bacground.
March 11th, 2014  
lovely colours in her dress and amazing backdrop. Great story
March 11th, 2014  
She sounds very special and I love this photo of her, it almost looks like 3D, separating her from the background.
March 11th, 2014  
@grammyn - same, here I see the old photograph and on my notifications, the newer version. Things will catch up.

@rvwalker - a nicer lady you won't meet. And her kids are fantastic. I sometimes have hope for this country. *sigh*

@shannejw - Thanks Shanne, it was her first visit to Rabaul, so she was pretty keen to go look at the Volcano. A very popular thing for PNGeans to do.

@judithdeacon - yeah, I tried a flash to try and brighten Jenny up a little, and it has kinda made the photo appear as if I have pasted Jenny onto the background!
March 12th, 2014  
Gorgeous! Love the feel.
March 12th, 2014  
@sangwann - Thanks Dione :)
March 12th, 2014  
Beautiful backdrop.
March 28th, 2014  
@kjarn - Beautiful subject too!
March 28th, 2014  
Beautiful - what a wonderful shot and setting and pretty lady.
March 31st, 2014  
@filsie65 - She is a lovely lady!
March 31st, 2014  
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