The Pink Ice Cream and the Orange Lilies

Posted in Mixed Nuts on September 4th, 2009 by MadDog
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Dawn promised little as I sat at the edge of the water at about 05:45. The sky was just lightening and the last planet was fading. The colours were muted. I got a 15 second exposure with the Canon G10 which made the water appear glassy. You can see Faded Glory  tied up at the dock on the right:

Friday morning sunrise

As the sun rose higher, I switched to faster shutter speeds to catch some of the ripples on the water. The colour was coming up, but the only items of interest were the nearby clouds which were just catching the light of the sun as its angle changed:

Bright clouds at dawn on Friday morning

As the sun came up over the horizon, I switched to the Olympus SP590UZ for this long telephoto shot of the orb pushing its way up through the coconut trees on the other side of the Binnen Harbour in Madang Town:

Greeted by the sun over Madang Town on Friday morning

The simplicity of the image above appeals greatly to me. I am most affected by images that have little detail, but speak volumes.

Turning my attention to my garden, as there was enough light finally to get some shots, the orange lilies, my favourites, were glowing as if powered by the fusion of the sun:

My favourite lilies - the orange ones

I’ve show you these lilies before here, here, here and here. They seem indestructible. As soon as Juli, our haus meri,  tears up one section of the garden (a frighteningly regular event), they pop up a few metres away. Here’s another angle:

Orange lilies in the morning sun

I can’t leave you this morning without showing you one of the cutest little girls that I’ve seen in a long while. As I was coming out of the Madang Butchery Supermarket yesterday afternoon with a big bag full of bones for Sheba, I saw her with her mother. I usually don’t bother people to take their photos, because a lot of people here simply don’t understand why you want the picture and that makes them nervous. Anyway, mom smiled and agreed:

The cutest little girl that I've seen for a while

The little one could not be coaxed to smile and I made it quick because her ice cream was melting in the heat. I walked away feeling strangely happy.

Maybe she’ll gladden your day as she did mine.

UPDATE: If you are a regular reader, you’ll notice that the header for Madang – Ples Bilong Mi has changed. In fact, it changes every time you visit the site or refresh the page. There are about ten there now, but I’ll be adding many more as I find images that I like. I got tired of looking at the same old header, though I must admit that the first time I saw a new one pop up, it just didn’t look right. I guess I’ll get used to it. It took me a while to figure out how to do it, but I now am beginning to like the effect of not knowing which one will pop up next. I hope that you enjoy the new headers as much as I enjoy making them.

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