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Bula and Welcome to Fiji

Bula and Welcome to Fiji
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-11
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron AF28-300 XR
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Fun in the Sun in Fiji
Theme(s): Fiji views [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-19 3:42
Viewed: 5190
Points: 12
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Bula and Welcome!

This is a welcoming billboard I saw as we were riding in the bus taking us to the port at Denarau, Nadi, Fiji. It sure does emphasise the smiles and friendliness of the Fijian children and the people of Fiji as a whole.

Bula! It's a word you hear many times a day in Fiji. It means "hello" and is pronounced either 'boola' or 'mboola'. Either way, it's always pronounced with a smile.

Fiji is the land of broad smiles, flashing white teeth, gentle relaxation and absolutely no stress. From the mainland island of Viti Levu to the islands you won't be able to escape the friendliness of the people or the sheer natural beauty - swaying palms and warm, clear water.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2005-08-19 3:48]
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AAAHHH Janice.. your making me want to go there !!!!... No stress.... i wish we had their ways here in New Zealand...was it your first time ?

Great shot of the welcoming board...
Thanks for sharing..
ps. my up coming trip will be in a campervan..(East Cape and no we wont re racing to see whats around the next corner!!!...)..those days have gone... been there done that...lol..

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2005-08-19 5:24]

Hi Janice

The natives look friendly. Excellent sharpness lighting & color. Well done!

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 128 N: 530] (6690)
  • [2005-08-19 11:37]

Hi Janice,

You give the day his smile! Good start.
Nice picture. Many of us wished to be there too.

Maybe a bit more contrast and colour?


Hello Janice.. as I see I am your second
Dutch admirerer .. Ninix was the first..
friends all over the world for you (*_*)
Photo .. as that is the main reason .. it is such a nice idea and I also agree with the same ninix .. a little more spicey sauce ( colors / contrast ?)

Tried a quick workshop.. hope we R still fiends

Funny - when I saw the thumbnail, I immediately thought of your billboard shot with the fresh bread sign, and that was even before I looked to see who the photographer was!

Good composition, and I really enjoy the muted or toned colors.

Lovely intro to this beautiful place. cheers

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