Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ten minutes at the races





Sad to say I didn't even realise the horses were coming...I had just stopped to kill time before church.  Then I heard this thunder of what could only be horses' hooves.  It was 30 seconds between that, getting to to the rail, taking the shots WITHOUT checking the exposure and then back in my car!  For my first horse races, and just 30 seconds at that, I'd say not bad!  Next time I'll go for the afternoon and be more in the mode for that kind of shooting.

Jazz central...musicians at the Waterfront Café

In a playful mood, Ebe none-the-less eluded my lens for most of the evening's playing.
Ricky Brathwaite
Ebe Gilkes, on the occasion of his 80th birthday celebration, Waterfront Cafe, Barbados

Dennis Strong belting out a blues standard.
Ricky Brathwaite, who, according to Nation News toured with Arrow for five years.

Andre Woodvine, renowned for being one of the most accomplished saxophonists in Barbados and beyond.


Jazz diva, Paula Hinds

Linus Yaw, visiting from Hong Kong



























Ricky Brathwaite

I had the opportunity to photograph the celebration of Ebe Gilke's 80th birthday party at the Waterfront Café this week.  While my shots of Ebe himself were not the best (he's a tough customer!)  I thought I would share my favourite shots of the night (converted to black and white).  The blues singer is Dennis Strong, Sax player is Andre Woodvine, and the female jazz singer with the wild hair-do is Paula Hinds.  The bass player is Linus Yaw, a Barbadian living in Hong Kong and the trumpeter is Ricky Brathwaite.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

In the midst of the clouds










Its been pouring rain all day, what's a photographer to do? I hopped in my car when it seemed like the worst was over and headed for the countryside.  I've seen fog in Barbados before but this was a first actually being in it (and miraculously only a few drops of rain).  This experience was well worth it.  I felt that I had been hand-picked to witness something that is more often seen when you're driving by.  These are my favourites out of about 110 shots.  I can't say I really captured what I wanted but the experience was well worth it.  Next time I'm sure the sun will burst through in the middle of the fog!  Of course the people living in the country see this practically every time it rains!

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