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Welcome to the Asmat - part 5

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 4 May 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is the jetty at Syuru Village in the Asmat.

Here, our expedition team, local guides, Asmat chief and onlookers greet us as we arrive from the Orion. The advance team had done some quick repairs on the jetty – cutting off jagged ends of timber.

The Zodiac eased its way into the jetty. We all took a deep breath. Then and it was up and onwards into the village…

Hope you can join me next week as I take a walk around the boardwalks of Syuru.

NIKON D5000 1/250 second F/10.0 ISO 400 11 mm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Great detail that man on the right between all the western dressed people! Great colors and composition.

4 May 2012 5:07am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Community-building way to look quite organic.

4 May 2012 5:24am

Sterre from Netherlands

Great picture of the tourists on the bridge.
It does not look very strong.
Did you all through the water?.

4 May 2012 6:06am

@Sterre: Thanks, Sterre. When the Zodiac got a little closer, we had to try and step out onto the steps of the jetty - with a helping hand from the guys you can see waiting for us.

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

what a great shot
Have a lovely day

4 May 2012 6:18am

fereshteh.kamelan from mashhad, Iran

Great shot , I like it.

4 May 2012 7:04am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice scene and i follaw you through your narrative , Phil

4 May 2012 7:11am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie prise ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

4 May 2012 7:18am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Look forward to next week.....

4 May 2012 7:21am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

I am looking forward to the walk around the village.

4 May 2012 7:42am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This looks like one of those moments where you wonder if the Five Star rating in the brochure was for real . . .

4 May 2012 8:07am

@Ronnie 2¢: Always read the small print in the brochure. The Five Star rating might be for Crocodile sightings!

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice image Stephen, this is fast becoming a compulsive travelogue, can't wait for the next images in this episode.

4 May 2012 8:11am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

All are waiting for Fun ride...nice shot.

4 May 2012 8:28am

noel from Paris, France

beautiful capture with great tones

4 May 2012 8:33am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow man, that Sunderland AFC shirt has travelled well, looks really topper on him! :-)

4 May 2012 8:43am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Great welcome beautifully photographed! I like compo and colors

4 May 2012 8:44am

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice ....
Very very nice

4 May 2012 9:14am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Et bien un sacré embarcadaire superbe compo e tiamge de ces personnage presque les pieds dans l'eau.
Belle journée

4 May 2012 9:55am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Very nice series of this magnificent adventure you went through. Good day.

4 May 2012 10:22am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Some characters you pictured here ! :) Great shot!
Have a fine weekend!

4 May 2012 10:44am

mary from zanjan, Iran

so beauty

4 May 2012 10:46am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A beautifully composed picture and makes you want to travel. Very exotic

4 May 2012 10:52am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellente scène où l'on comprend que quelque chose se prépare...Embarquement en perspective!
Bonne journée lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

4 May 2012 11:03am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great composition around this expedition !

4 May 2012 11:30am

tataray from france, France

Belle scène ravissante et colorée. ))

4 May 2012 11:55am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful capture of the tourist on the bridge. Looks like a very intresting and adventurous place to be.

4 May 2012 12:08pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

This is an intriguing series and I look forward to its continuation next week

4 May 2012 12:16pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

the old jetty looks rather rickety, glad u made it to shore...

4 May 2012 12:21pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Tolles Licht und Farben. Freue mich auch schon auf die nächste Woche.

4 May 2012 12:51pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Amazing quality of the image . Beautiful compo .

4 May 2012 1:38pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Did they welcome you guys by performing a tribal dance?
I am having a long weekend away.
So I see you next Tuesday.
Take care, mate. :)

4 May 2012 1:52pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful happy shot, superb looking in this larger format (thanks, Am3!)... you are an excellent tour guide, Stephen :-)

4 May 2012 1:54pm

@Rick: Thanks, Rick!

Bron from Canberra, Australia

Fascinating view Stephen :)

4 May 2012 2:46pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Perfectly composed with beautiful colors and a great PoV to see not only the "Welcoming Committee" but the boat off to the right.

4 May 2012 3:35pm

Nfs from Tehran, Iran

Very nice Capture of the tourists on that bridge!

4 May 2012 4:30pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Tourist are woorried!!! But adventure is that!!!! Well seen!

4 May 2012 4:44pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Fantastic and vivid !!

4 May 2012 5:36pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderfull colours in this scene of great anticipation! Nicely captured Stephen! ;-)

4 May 2012 6:39pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great group shot! I like the houses in the background. Wonderful composition!

4 May 2012 8:54pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic natural and primitive scene ~ so beautiful and untouched by man. Great shot!

4 May 2012 9:10pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Great capture in excellent focus, color and lighting turning natural views into specially amazing photography!

5 May 2012 4:52am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

nice shot !
Well done !

5 May 2012 5:02am

philippe from moselle, France

Sympa le comité d'accueil !!!
belle journée chez toi Stephen ....

5 May 2012 6:54am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Great scene and colors !

5 May 2012 8:16am

masuod from tehran, Iran

Great capture with lovely colors!

5 May 2012 8:18am

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice photo!

5 May 2012 10:03am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Géniale ta photo!!! j'aime+++++

5 May 2012 10:32am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A neat shot of the arrival. Looks like a situation where you could get wet getting ashore.

5 May 2012 1:49pm

amir from mashhad, Iran

nice people and fantastic landscape

5 May 2012 4:44pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

fantastic image - I like the place and the theme

5 May 2012 4:46pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Obviously 'Health and Safety' requirements have been brushed aside on this occasion :0 Good situation shot... looking forward to next week.

5 May 2012 10:48pm

JMS* from Chonburi, Thailand

Très intéressante cette petite ballade dans un pays que je ne cannais pas du tout.

6 May 2012 1:42am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful and great color.

6 May 2012 4:30am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Great shot !

6 May 2012 8:00am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Beautiful portrait and well explained! Great shot and capture!

6 May 2012 8:14am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot. Wonderful composition. And interesting narrative. Excellent, Stephen.
Looking forward to the walk around the village ... :)

6 May 2012 8:59am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful shot! Everyone's waiting to greet you.

6 May 2012 1:19pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WonderfUl :)

6 May 2012 7:12pm

1/250 second
ISO 400
11 mm