Monday, September 26, 2011

Beqa Fire Walkers

Dear V ... During our stay in Fiji we attended a fire walking ceremony.  This is a member of the
Sawau people who were given the power over fire by a spirit god.  Hard to imagine that he is smiling
whilst standing barefoot on hot stones in a burning fire.  Will post more tomorrow.
For those that are interested the legend of the Beqa fire people can be found here.
Amazed ... J.

12 comments:

  1. Amazing image Joe, loved the legend of the Beqa Firewalkers,goodness knows how they really manage to do this!!

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  2. Joe that photo is beautiful, it belongs on the front page of a travel mag, really.

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  3. MMM ... mind over matter ... income over poverty ... I like the DoF though ... amd seeing him come out of the murk like that.

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  4. Amazing capture Joe. What a fascinating experience.

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  5. Just an amazing shot... This is a stunning, fabulous portrait. I am at a loss for words.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  6. I wouldn't be smiling!! you have captured the expression on his face beautifully and I see no fear.

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  7. Hi Joe, thanks for the visit. That photo is amazing! Great colors and emotion. Love the depth of field. The fire walker behind him seems a little more concerned! This is an extremely professional and memorable image!

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  8. A handsome portrait of him! Better him walking on fire than me! Yikes!

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