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Woke up at 4am to watch an intiation ceremony in a local indiginous community near Tom Price. Boys who are ready get sent out into the bush for 6-8 weeks. This was the day they arrived back.
Camera: Nikon D60Edit: Contrast/ Brightness
aboriginal, australia, boys, ceremony, indiginous, men, tribal
I wouldn’t call myself a photographer yet, but I do like taking photos.
It looks like the old man went with them. . . was he their guide?They don’t look too worse for wear. . . 6-8 weeks tho, whew, do they all go together and survive as a group or is it individual?From what I have seen of the Australian bush is pretty deadly, it must be quite interesting and grueling. . .
It wasn’t actually these boys and the old man didn’t go with them- but this was taken at an intiation ceremony with a group of older boys perhaps 18 and older. I think they went out as a group and they probably did rituals out there as well. I just thought this particular image captured the day well!
Yes the environment in which they went was very dry, hot sun, desert type with a few trees. I don’t know how they did it- I certainly would not have been able to survive for even a whole day!
A really wonderful photograph.
Oh Thanksyou kindly HMB I’m glad you like it! It’s one of my favourites of the day!
Amazing photo, your composition bares a lot of meaning once one has read the caption. It is like for them this is the first dawn of a new life.
Yes! That’s a great interpretation- I like it : )
this is just fabulous. I don’t think it would work as good as it does if the bright sunlight wasn’t there (or in front). It adds an dramatic atmosphere to the photo. At least for me it does. :)
Yes when I saw the sun behind these boys I was hoping to get it shining through with the rays but it turned out abit bright- but I still liked it so thanks for that Colleen : )
Awesome news- Thanks very much for this- it’s great to share my images from my part of the world : )
Thanks muchly Kelly- it’s always good to be surprised with a feature isn’t it : )