Ranu Guri kite flyers

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UploadedAugust 11, 2013
TakenAugust 8, 2013
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/1250 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length16 mm
ISO200

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As the winds change mid-year, and the south-easterly screams through the hills of Port Moresby through Ranu Guri in to Fairfax Harbour, flashes of colour begin to dance over the city.

At dawn and dusk the children of Ranu Guri scale the mountain face – their back yard – with little treasures in hand; home made kites pieced together with whatever works: twigs, wood, plastic, rubber, canvas, and rope.

Up in the atmosphere over Port Moresby their creations soar in the wild wind on 100m lines. The test is how far they can release their kites without losing control over them.

A spectacle and a treat for commuters on the way to and from work in the city.

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  • Simon M

    Simon M (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2013):

    so so good

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (11 Aug 2013):

    Reminds me of Delhi where kites were flown from the roof tops. The early light is phenomenal as is the picture.

  • Victoria Sutton

    Victoria Sutton gave props (16 Aug 2013):

    I really like this shot!! Amazing lighting and subject! The kite, scenery, people and sky all look great

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (21 Aug 2013):

    Very cool photo. Love the light.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (9 Sep 2013):

    a simply elegant daydream

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