Friday, December 30, 2011

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park - Caravonica, Queensland, Australia

Light My Fire! 
(edited from original posting)
The indigenous Tjapukai Aboriginals demonstrate the art of making fire.
I got this shot a few weeks ago at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park in Caravonica, Queensland, Australia.

 Looks like success!

 "Smoke gets in my eyes"!

 ...but, where are the flames?

 ahhh...FIRE!

Mellow Yellow Monday
Ruby Tuesday
 Our World Tuesday

23 comments:

Martha Z said...

Another wonderful image, Carolyn.
I finally have time to sit at the computer an savor you're posts of Australia. All are wonderful, you really are an excellent photographer.
I'm wondering about the underwater shots, do you have a special camera, an underwater case? I have tried the throw-a-way underwater cameras and found them unsatisfactory. Your images are great.

James said...

Awesome shot! I would love to watch a demonstration like that!

michael bird said...

So, are you still in Australia? Looks like you have been there a while. Coming back? Happy New Year to you and your family. Here at our place in Indiana, we celebrate with the Londoners. That way we don't have to stay up till the wee hours. :) Well, if you are still in Aussieland, you did all the celebrating twenty hours ago, or so.

Ce. said...

Pics are amazing!:D
Love them all!
Nice blog ;)
Kisses from Perú,
Ce.

Spiderdama said...

Oh, this is very special. And great series.

My best wishes to you and your family for 2012.
Regards from Tania

SquirrelQueen said...

I love this series of shots Carolyn. Those guys actually make it look easy. I tried that one time and it is hard, I hope I never have to use that skill. If so it could be a long, cold night.

Happy New Year!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful photos, Carolyn. What a great adventure for you.
All the best to the Ford family in 2012.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Gemma Wiseman said...

This must have been a splendid experience! Each photo is so dramatic until the grand finale!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow...your photos are like we're all there, witnessing this. Excellent.

My link for today: RAINDROPS on ROSES - a few of my favorite things!

Happy New Year...

Francisca said...

Cool! ... er... HOT!

mary said...

That is very cool! I love to learn how to make a fire like this way. For me it's very important. Happy New Year!

Festive Season

Sylvia K said...

What an awesome trip you have had, Carolyn!! These are terrific! Hope your new year is off to a great start!
Enjoy!

Sylvia

Robert Geiss said...

Like discovering life for the second time.

Thank you for this rare glimpse of the world. Please have a good Tuesday.


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eileeninmd said...

How cool, what an interesting thing to see. You did have a great trip. WOnderful photos.

Arija said...

Great photos and the guys look fit and splendid for the performance . Nice costumes and beautifully painted bodies, most unlike the real thing in the bush where natives went naked and when painted, were daubed with finger smudges. Nothing like idealising 'the naked savage', but a beautifully staged performance to watch.

Carver said...

What a great set of shots. Must have been so interesting to watch. Happy New Year.

KB said...

Beautiful pics. My OWT is up too.


Happy New Year from New Zealand.

chubskulit said...

Very interesting!

Here's my Mellow Yellow. Have a fruitful year of the Dragon!

Liz said...

Very interesting photos. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ MCN

FotoAnna said...

So special to make fire that way!
Beautiful captures !
New Year greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

beccagivens said...

Awesome capture!!

My Mellow Yellow contribution!!

Happy New Year!

Leah H. said...

Interesting tribe..

Visiting for MYM!!! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2011/12/little-artist-in-the-making.html

Jim said...

Terrific captures.