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Friends from Papua

Friends from Papua
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 67 N: 155] (866)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-05
Categories: Portrait
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Indigenous People of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-25 10:21
Viewed: 4393
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
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Let me introduce you to friends from Papua. They live in highland of the island. They do not talk much but they are nice...
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Wonderful Shot! Nice border & compostion

You had some incredibly interesting subjects to photograph, here. I'd love to know more about them - their customs, their beliefs. A shame that the photo was cropped so closely to the tops of their heads, but I get the idea this was part of a publicity shoot - there are people in modern clothing behind them, right? Even so, thank you for sharing this.

La photo va bien avec le cadre . Sujet bien traité..belle composition.
amitiés JM

Great capture of these three, Benyamin.
The exposure and colours are spot on. I have to say that I'm not personally very keen on the frame for this type of subject, though.
It would be interesting to know where you took this and to have a bit of background on the photo.
Still, as I've already mentioned, the image itself is perfect.


Superb portrait Benyamin. Very strong expressions well captured. I wish your image would be larger and the frame a bit smaller to appreciate it even more.

Lovely shot!

a 'national geographic' shot!

Nice capture Benyamin. Not a photo we get to see very often.


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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-07-13 10:18]

Hi Benyamin,

Visual, big beautiful capture here
they remind me the Indians of the Amazonian.
Beautiful close-up and composition.


Great catch! I'm sure they were not easy to photograph with the grumpy look in their faces.

très beau portrait!! Il regarde xhacun dans une diraction différente! Mais par contre il ne connaisse pas le sourir.....dommage. Il serait encore plus beau.

Excellent capture of the indiginous people. Shots like are very important to record the history of the world's unique cultures. Salamat and Miigwech

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-08-02 17:40]

Hello Benyamin,
Wonderful photo ,good composition and background.

Hi Benyamin,
superb photo, great details and composition, framing and colors are great.
Thanks you very much for this excellant photo



Fantastic one Ben. ( nice friendly looking Gents..lol )In the old days West New Guiney (papua) was part of our Kindom..se we have 'roots ' here (Tempo Duluh)
Terimah kassih (Saya tidak pundai berhasa)

John T

Hi Ben,
This is a wonderful capture. The poses are superb.
Excellent shot. Very well presented
TFS. Have a great week.

Impactante retrato

Excellent shot Ben. We don't often see photos of the Papuans like this, either from Irian Jaya or Papua New Guinea. Like others I agree about the choice of frame and the size but a fine shot regardless. TFS,
Many thanks for your comment on
First Basin III

A great shot! But your friends look grim. Hope they don't eat people. :)


Nice shot.

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