On our way to South East Asia, we stopped briefly in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. It was in 2006.
We were lucky to arrive for the country celebration; Independence Day.
At the marina, we enjoyed cultural dances and local art displays.
It allowed us to have a glimpse at the rich aboriginal culture of this large island.
The second largest in the world, shared with Indonesia.
Even at the nearby supermarket, employees participated in the celebrations by coming at work in colourful traditional costumes.
It was quite a sight and they all cooperated with smiles as I took many photographs.
Port Moresby is a modern city and at any other time of year, I would have missed this photographic opportunity.
This young girl probably goes to school, dressed as any modern kid we see in our own country.
So if you plan to visit Papua New Guinea, I recommend you synchronize your trip for Independence Day on September 16
Note: This is the second time I post this picture. The first time, it looked very “flat” and was not as my original copy, so I decided to make some adjustments.
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Bournazel (6373) 2010-04-16 1:35
Well done with the contrast !
Beautiful shot one more time
ktanska (24408) 2010-04-16 1:38
Colourful and well thought shot of independence day celebrations. Blurry background gives attention to those people. There's good contact between the woman and the camera.
daddo (23106) 2010-04-16 1:41
Hi Michel. Thank God (and thank you) for something refreshing. Just when I have been thinking (over the last few days) how boring and uninspiring the photos have been, up comes this lovely, refreshing capture, Beautiful people, beautiful colours and a tropical feel- away from European morbidity and infatuation with decaying buildings and cemeteries. Nice moment with the eye contact. regards. Klaudio.
phwall (6785) 2010-04-20 16:55
I didn't get to see the original shot so can't make the comparison, but there's nothing wrong with this one.
The colours are vibrant, saturated and fantastic. I love the look to camera, so much expression in "those" eyes.
Lovely composition, perfectly balanced frame, great stuff.
- Copyright: Michel Zuffellato (vizugonesailing) (338)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-16
- Categories: Event
- Camera: CANON 300D REBEL, Canon EF 28-135mm IS USM
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-16 1:01
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