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Syuru Village - part 4

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 11 May 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Asmat artists
In Syuru Village, the people had set out stalls offering wood carvings and other artifacts such as drums, stone axes and shields. I bought a few small carvings and also took the opportunity to get photos of some of the wood crafters whose work was on display.

Here, you see the second of three of these portraits.

In a future series, I will focus on Asmat Art - when I visit the Agats Museum.

NIKON D5000 1/800 second F/3.5 ISO 1600 52 mm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Very nice portrait and study of people we don't think about

11 May 2012 5:58am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It's great that there are still people whose lives are not ruined by over-development. Who can say that the fun is only when the house is all possible electrical equipment.

11 May 2012 6:09am

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice
Good color and light

11 May 2012 6:20am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

excellent portrait !!!!!

11 May 2012 6:55am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous portrait of a strong face

11 May 2012 7:01am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely portrait

11 May 2012 7:27am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Another excellent portrait.. Lovely people

11 May 2012 7:41am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Un portrait de groupe original avec ces enfants bien rangés dans les étagères !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

11 May 2012 8:08am

Chia Teck Kim from Singapore, Singapore

Wonderful portrait! Superb documentary series*

11 May 2012 8:15am

mary from zanjan, Iran

Lovely portrait :)

11 May 2012 8:50am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely portrait

11 May 2012 9:05am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect air
well done

11 May 2012 9:21am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

nice friendly smile

11 May 2012 10:30am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A very appealing portrait,and a beautiful setting!

11 May 2012 10:50am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

'Beautiful People'....great collection.

11 May 2012 10:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what a marvellous facial expression you have captured so well here

11 May 2012 11:10am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful portrait with wonderful colors. Beautifully captured.

11 May 2012 11:12am

Sterre from Netherlands

Nice portrait from the proud lady.

11 May 2012 11:48am

tataray from france, France

Portrait superbe... Une belle série)

11 May 2012 12:23pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleux ensemble et portrait de cette dame avec les enfant en fond.
Belle soirée

11 May 2012 12:38pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful portrait shot Stephen! It looks like the natives are a friendly lot! ;-)

11 May 2012 1:10pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

That's a cheeky smile!

11 May 2012 1:20pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Fabulous portrait ! Wow - what a face and character !!!

11 May 2012 1:54pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Un autre portrait intéressant ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

11 May 2012 2:13pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very nice portrait !

11 May 2012 2:44pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A wonderful face. I like the DOF.

11 May 2012 3:32pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A sad face and smiling impressive among ... that is beautiful! Best regards... Adela

11 May 2012 3:44pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

So much depth of character is coming through these portraits. Wonderful work and thank you for the sharing, mister tour guide extraordinaire.

11 May 2012 4:10pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnificent portrait with all these kids in the background, beautiful image. Good day.

11 May 2012 4:14pm

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Un beau portrait de voyage, j'aime son expression !!

11 May 2012 4:37pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great portrait capture!

11 May 2012 4:41pm

amir from mashhad, Iran

nice portrait !!!!!!!!

11 May 2012 6:02pm

philippe from moselle, France

pas très à son aise la petite dame pour la photo :o) !!!

11 May 2012 6:39pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic portrait, very impacting with the children in the background. I love this!

11 May 2012 10:12pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait! I like the children in the background.

12 May 2012 12:26am

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great portrait ...

12 May 2012 1:21am

JMS* from Chonburi, Thailand

avec les enfants en arrière plan, un portrait très authentique.

12 May 2012 3:09am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent smile and portrait

12 May 2012 4:49am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Great portrait. The lines on her face, her kind expression and specially her eyes tells the story of her life if one could read faces.

12 May 2012 7:56am

Bron from Canberra, Australia

A face full of character captured very well indeed

12 May 2012 9:46am

fereshteh from Iran

Great portrait.

12 May 2012 9:58am

arvin from sari, Iran

Nice shot.

12 May 2012 10:30am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Kann mich den Kommentaren der anderen nur anschließen. Super Aufnahme.

12 May 2012 12:12pm

Florence from Paris, France

Incredible series of successful portraits Stephen !

12 May 2012 1:24pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Very natural portrait, I wonder how many visitors they get ?

12 May 2012 2:58pm

@Michael Fresh: Thanks, Michael. Not many visitors. The river is too shallow for most cruise ships and the boat I was on – the Orion - only calls in here every two or three years.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great portrait of this artist.

12 May 2012 6:13pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is a very open and welcoming smile!

12 May 2012 6:37pm

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

O what a beautiful portrait of a fascinating face! Love the contrast of the children's facial expressions around her!

12 May 2012 9:39pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

What did you buy S?
I nearly got myself a didgeridoo when I visited Australia.
But I changed my mind and got a boomerang instead. ;)

12 May 2012 9:40pm

Kavita from Paramaribo, Suriname

A lovely capture. Nice story. Thanx for sharing.

13 May 2012 4:53am


wow!! great portrait shot...very well done

13 May 2012 6:42am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

lovely smile

13 May 2012 7:08am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What fantastic and detailed portrait! Lovely light, tone and the people in the backdrop add alot to the atmosphere!

13 May 2012 8:06am

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

A nice portrait

13 May 2012 9:45am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe ce portrait!! j'adore++++

13 May 2012 4:22pm

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

perfect portrait.
Well done.

14 May 2012 12:51am

Sam from Chennai, India

Superb portrait. Lovely face and smile. Nice character. Wonderful image. :)

15 May 2012 10:11am

k@ from Paris, France

At F/3.5 this offers an ideal pdc !

16 May 2012 4:23pm

1/800 second
ISO 1600
52 mm