Papua New Guinea – Sepik and beyond



This November, I had the good fortune to visit Papua New Guinea aboard the magnificent North. This journey took us to the Northeast Sepiku River area and from there to the Bismarck Sea to explore the amazing islands that make up such an ancient tropical paradise. Once again, I was struck by the natural beauty of this area and the amazing cultural experience I had never imagined. Driving up the river Sepiku was like a journey into an ancient world that had been virtually untouched for hundreds of years. We were honored to receive an invitation to visit a village that brings back the ancient tradition of crocodile scarification, where young men went through a painful skin-cutting process to become a texture that was no different from their skin. crocodile. We also snorkeled and dived on wonderful coral reefs with lots of tropical fish and colorful corals, and fell in love with the villages of these tiny islands as they entertained us with a traditional dance or Sing Sing. I’ve put together this short video as a snapshot of what we experienced in 11 days. 11 days I will never forget. It has made me want more from PNG, and I’m already thinking of an apology to return there next year when True North returns. It really is one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. As for the details of the shooting process, all the processing was filmed with the Canon C300, except for the underwater shots filmed with Oli Oldroyd’s Olympus OMD. The C300 once performed in amazingly hot and humid conditions and never missed it. I used the following lenses. Canon 17mm f, 4 Tiltshift, 16-35mm f, 2.8, 50mm f, 1.2, 100mm f, 2.8 macro and 400mm f, 5.6. Mounted on Premiere Pro CS6. Live music was recorded via the C300 with Rode microphones and the soundtrack was made from the XPURM album “PRUMX”. You can visit True North here at www.northstarcruises.com.au Thanks to Mark Stothard and Craig Howson for the opportunity to travel again on the best boat on the water.

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