After taking the road through the rainforest a few more times than planned this year, we decided to go for the luxury option and fly to G'town from Lethem. I was hoping for some spectacular views of the forest, but it was a dull day. The sunlight breaking through cloud gave a nice island of colour in the sea of trees for this shot.
My last day in the interior I took photos of the Catholic Confirmation candidates in a small village near Dadanawa Ranch. The candidates had been waiting a full year for a visit from the Bishop to be confirmed. A big occasion for them, they have had dresses and suits made and added trimmings from Brazil.
The miners working around Aishalton are starting to make their way home, either to Brazil or to Georgetown, in time for Christmas. Maybe there are some nuggets of gold in those pockets!
It seems I never get around to stopping and taking a picture of the general countryside around here. I was concentrating on the flowering trees to the left of the picture, but the sun just wouldn't shine on them, and I had a few passengers wondering what on earth I was doing - taking a photo with no people in it!
Today I was helping out at a World Aids Day event organised by the Peace Corps Volunteers in Aishalton. We were looking for a model for an Aids poster. Not sure if this one will make it, but I think it fits in photo of the day quite well!
Dirty work, but a real community effort. A church in the small village of Katoonarib is being refurbished. I'm actually pretty happy with this picture: the stripe of focus running down the wall shows a depth of field of about 1 inch, but the details of the face are all crisp; exposure is bang on; framing is OK I think... Any thoughts?
Maybe I should have waited for 'Taxi from School' and I might have got a smile from both of them!
If I could have got today's subject under yesterday's tree, then it might have been a winner... Next time!
Nothing really of special interest or merit in this view, I just felt that it was a lot different to the batch of portraits that have been on the blog lately. So, a little greenery for a change!