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Spotted this young 'Hibualamo' woman, native of Halmahera Island - a sweet pea standing alone by the window looking out that I was very much drawn by her face, so decided to use this to the best of my advantage within the limited space. A split second of time shot by concentrating on her face in the glow of low natural warm light as I wanted to capture all the elements - especially the deep colours gives it vibrant life in my opinion, as well as her expression whilst she's in a world of her own......

Shooting location:
Onboard 'Sandra Jaya 7' - a small inter-island passenger wooden ferry boat on a three hour trip from Bastiong small harbour in Ternate island to Jailolo on
the west coast of Halmahera Island - the biggest island in North Malaku province. A totally local experience on a slow moving boat and it was an interesting sight crammed with sea of humanity at its best – the activity, sounds, smells and colourful assortment of good natured islanders. 'Traveler’ in me, I always try to explore deeper and understand the culture and often hunts for some peculiar local oddities - see additonal pictures

Setting: 135 mm, 1/400 sec, F2.8, ISO Raw 200, 0821 hrs



Additonal pictures:
Workshop 1: Glimpse of what all babies deserve - a breezy 'sarong' cradle of love & security set up by innovative mom even within the limited space! Indeed a more authentic feel of the place revealing a totally different perspective on life onboard on which i found this particular adjusting mentality of these people very interesting;

Wordkshop2: You can sleep anywhere on the crowded vessel

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