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Agats Town - part 4

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 23 May 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

We are now on the boardwalk in Agats. The whole town is connected by these walk ways over the tidal mangrove swamp.

These two women seem to be heading to - or from - the market. In my next post - I’ll see what is fresh at the market.

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Bron from Canberra, Australia

I'll go with the woman and you to market Stephen - I look forward to the next instalment

23 May 2012 5:12am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Somehow, a very nice view. It seems that these people feel comfortable in their own village. This is a really interesting series.

23 May 2012 5:29am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Another great doco shot - I'm really enjoying your holiday Stepehn.

23 May 2012 6:07am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image Stephen, these people could teach us a bit about sun protection carrying their umbrellas

23 May 2012 6:12am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Who needs a polluting plastic bag for your shopping when you can have a funky blue bucket. I am really enjoying this series

23 May 2012 7:07am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nicely composed, a nice street scene.

23 May 2012 8:10am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

La vie semble s'écouler en douceur! La lumière est généreuse, les ombres vigoureuses!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

23 May 2012 8:15am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You settled on an excellent position for this shot.

23 May 2012 8:33am

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

very nice .bravo

23 May 2012 8:59am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice viewpoint Stephen. I encountered a somewhat similar town on an Island in Thailand

23 May 2012 9:07am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The colors and light are superb, it is transported through your pictures in this beautiful country colored

23 May 2012 9:17am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful image my friend! The smile that she will spend worth a fortune in gold ... A hug, Adela

23 May 2012 9:26am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful composition .

23 May 2012 10:23am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Love the umbrellas - the local seem to enjoy having their photo taken. Excellent shot, Stephen!

23 May 2012 10:53am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Strandpromenade hört sich gut an. Super Licht und Farben. Schöne Sonnenschirme.

23 May 2012 11:05am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A marvelous capture Stephen. The colours and light is beautiful in this shot !

23 May 2012 11:11am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

nice moment...

23 May 2012 11:39am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful day-in-the-life shot Stephen! Beautiful colours! ;-)

23 May 2012 11:43am

tataray from france, France

ah ah ... trop drôle !... Et nous c'est pour la pluie ....
Belle ambiance chaleur et colorée)

23 May 2012 11:48am

Z from Shanghai, China

Superb composition Stephen! everything seems to be just in a right position:) Love the colors, as always!

23 May 2012 11:48am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Is this the main street, nice to see that there are no cars there. Lovely document.

23 May 2012 12:00pm

@Michael Fresh: Thanks, Michael. There are no cars - but electric motor bikes move back and forth - and are very quiet!

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Beautiful scenery, compo, just a great image!

23 May 2012 12:05pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

I love this scene - great shot

23 May 2012 12:36pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec ces ombrelles quelle compo la touche de couleur le pointon sueprbe.
belle journée

23 May 2012 12:42pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is a rather ingeniously laid-out place, it seems! walking around the village with dry feet all the time ... not bad! the first woman looks more indonesian than papua ... is there stron in-migration from the other parts of indonesia? i thought the people in your previous images were 100% papua ...

23 May 2012 1:09pm

@franz: Ah, Franz, you raise a very big question! These women do look more Javanese. Indonesia has a Transmigration policy. It pays people to resettle in remote areas such as the Asmat. The Asmat is a region of Papua; and the Independence movement has been strong there in past decades. One result of Transmigration would be to dilute the struggle for Independence. On the other hand, Indonesia would argue that their policy brings wealth, education and new opportunities. And at least there is one language for all – Bahasa Indonesia. Compared to Syuru (where I started this series), Agats is a larger, more modern – and wealthier town. Agats also has more people of Javanese descent. You might see this from the shots that are to follow.

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

so beauty shot
well done

23 May 2012 1:46pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great shot!

23 May 2012 2:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The lady in front is cat tying quite a load. I think they are headed to the market where she will sell her goods. A beautiful image of the people and the town.

23 May 2012 3:20pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful composition, with this nice smile at the forefront of the image. Excellent!

23 May 2012 3:41pm

Florence from Paris, France

I love her smile. What a colorful shot in many ways !

23 May 2012 6:00pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful and colorful scene !!! Nice capture of this smiling lady.

23 May 2012 6:05pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

belle scene de vie

23 May 2012 6:13pm

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

I Like, the people and the colors

23 May 2012 6:25pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

They just chuck away rubbish to the river?!
That's so not good for the environment, especially if they have to reply on the river for the livelihood.

23 May 2012 6:48pm

@London Caller: Yes, it looks as if they throw all the rubbish off the boardwalk! I didn't notice any bins. As you can see, plastics and cans are now very common. I saw a lot of small children with plastic drinking cups. As you say - not so good for the environment. I guess in the old days, there was no packaging of food or products.

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Very nice with this wide angle

23 May 2012 7:09pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great documented photo of the daily routines of the village and very interesting that their way around is on boardwalks due to the water.

23 May 2012 7:29pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Interesting and rather ingenious way the village is laid out. I like your POV in this picture. Beautiful umbrellas!

23 May 2012 8:07pm

philippe from moselle, France

une photo pleine de gaieté, original les parapluies pour se protéger du soleil !!!

23 May 2012 8:09pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Very beautiful composition. I like people and the colors.

23 May 2012 9:25pm

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

Excellent composition! Great shot!

23 May 2012 9:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i love those umbrellas. great leading lines. superb capture

23 May 2012 10:22pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Hi Steven - Beautiful image, and much easier to make a comment now that finally have my computer back.
Working well now.

23 May 2012 11:29pm

@Phil Morris: That's great, Phil!

shahriar mohimi from kerman, Iran

Nice shot i like it

23 May 2012 11:37pm

k@ from Paris, France

The wide angle & low one offer great scenery here and smile too !

24 May 2012 7:14am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Love this image, especially mom with baby in a frame ;)

24 May 2012 12:18pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

and right this moment I see this image on a Spotlight page !


24 May 2012 12:20pm

@Mariana M.: Thank you, Mariana. I had not seen the Spotlight page!

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

I am usually clicking at Community page and at the top of this page there are Spotlights and Color Spotlights . A new Spotlight image appears much earlier on Community page than on a real Spotlight page :)

24 May 2012 1:21pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulation! :)

24 May 2012 2:05pm

@omid: Thanks, Omid!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors that stand out among the boardwalk areas! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

24 May 2012 2:11pm

@Steven: Thank you, Steven!

franz from Baden, Austria

bravo, and sincere congrats !!!

24 May 2012 2:11pm

@franz: Thank you, Franz - much appreciated!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

congratulations. as you might have guessed from my comment yesterday, i think that your being in the spotlight is well deserved.

24 May 2012 2:52pm

@john4jack: Many thanks, Jack!

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent.. and Congratulations :)

24 May 2012 3:47pm

@Sarito: Thanks, Sarito - glad you like it!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic angle and composition, very good

24 May 2012 3:57pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Stephen, Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Spotlight.

24 May 2012 4:05pm

@Heinz: Thank you, Heinz!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You are deserving of many such recognitions, Stephen, but this one is a standout and I heartily congratulate you for the Spotlight! (as well as whoever selected it, showing very good taste!)

24 May 2012 5:06pm

@Rick: Many thanks, Rick - always look forward to your comments!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

So glad you hit the Spotlight here or I might have missed this happy shot ! The low eye-level really adds something to the reality and it all makes for one lovely sunshine moment. Nice one, Stephen.

24 May 2012 5:09pm

@Ronnie 2¢: My double thanks, Lilly and Ronnie!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

24 May 2012 5:37pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve!

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

I like the leading lines in this image as well as the splashes of color offered by the umbrellas. Well done...and congrats on the spotlight.

24 May 2012 5:46pm

@Jeff: Thank you, Jeff - glad you like it!

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Congratulations on the Spotlight !!

24 May 2012 5:52pm

@Baldwin VW: Thank you, Baldwin!

philippe from moselle, France

félicitations pour le spotlight Stephen, bravo !!!

24 May 2012 6:40pm

@philippe: Merci, Philippe!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your spotlight selection Stephen! ;-)

24 May 2012 6:55pm

@Eric Cousineau: Many thanks, Eric!

Sterre from Utrecht, Netherlands

Congratulations with your spotlight.

24 May 2012 9:30pm

@Sterre: Thank you, Sterre!

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight!
Well deserved!

24 May 2012 9:49pm

@Don Levesque: Thanks, Don!

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Congrats on the spotlight, Stephen!

25 May 2012 2:14am

@Jason Politte: Thank you, Jason!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

superb balance in this frame, bravo*

25 May 2012 6:48am

Bron from Canberra, Australia

Congratulations Stephen! Well deserved :)

25 May 2012 6:49am

@Bron: Thanks, Bron!

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

congratulations for your photo.

25 May 2012 8:24am

@Sylvie49 capture image: Merci, Sylvie!

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Congratulations on the Spotlight Stephen ! Very well deserved.

25 May 2012 10:58am

@Laurette: Thank you, Laurette!

Sam from Chennai, India

Congratulations on the spotlight. Richly deserved. Wonderful atmosphere here. Excellent composition. Love it, Stephen. :)

25 May 2012 6:31pm

@Sam: Many thanks, Sam!

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Congratulation Stephen!

25 May 2012 7:15pm

@Dokmateo: Thank you, Dokmateo!

Nima from tehran, Iran

Congratulation on spotlight ....
Well done...

25 May 2012 9:12pm

@Nima: Thank you, Nima!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight! Well deserved!

26 May 2012 2:36am

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks, Elaine!

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Hey! Congrats on the Spotlight! This is a great series Stephen. Thanks for sharing.

26 May 2012 4:04am

@Helen: Thanks, Helen - glad you are enjoying the series!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the Spotlight ! It's wonderful !

26 May 2012 7:22am

@Aubélia: Thank you, Aubelia!

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaa!! félicitation pour ton spotlight!!!! c'est superbe!!!

26 May 2012 8:57am

@Martine: Thanks, Martine - glad you like it!

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

a lovely capture of the stilted village with fine light & viewpoint......Congratz. on the Spotlight.

27 May 2012 9:54am

@sawsengee: Thank you, Sawsengee!

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful POV...congratulations on spotlight !!

28 May 2012 7:56am

@PRASHANT: Thanks, Prashant!

Pernelle from Ville d'avray, France

Les parapluies, c'est très photogénique !

28 May 2012 5:14pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie scène colorée.

6 Jun 2012 7:07pm

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