Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ducks for Days

Just my luck to find the ducks getting ready for their dinner.  They had been quite sedate and through my lens I caught a good few shots until something got them agitated (witness the general rush and a few birds taking flight).  It turns out they were about a minute ahead of the food caravan which came along shortly after these shots.  The farm hand who fed them dispatched his duties with vigor and efficiency and in a matter of 30 seconds he was gone in a swirl of dust, leaving these now less-diginified looking ducks to make a meal of it.  The images of the feeding time are in the trash bin.  Nuff said...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Celebrating Casuarinas

These trees are plentiful in Barbados, especially at the seashore where they have long been used to stem the ravages of beach erosion.  For me they have always been of one nature with the wind...rooted in early childhood memories of windy seascapes marked by the swaying casuarinas and wild East Coast Ocean.  The Casuarinas too are wild for me, a chaotic sound and unkempt visual.  Photographically reduced to a stilled and silent state they are poetry.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Polo at Lion Castle, Barbados

I spent 2 hours at this very recent luxury addition to the sporting life of Barbados, Lion Castle Polo Club, in the company of relatives from the north.  The contradiction of unseasonably chilly weather and the embrace of brilliant sunshine, added to such august surroundings, made this a new experience for me.  For that short time this afternoon I truly was in a foreign country.  To be fair, I passed a laid back afternoon in the luxury clubhouse, training my lens (for the first time) on the once imperial game of polo.  These are my best results. It is clear one must be more familiar with the game (its rules, the fine creatures being put through their paces by riders in pursuit of a moment's glory) to really do it justice pictorially.  Perhaps I'll try again next week!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ting and Ting

Billed as "Irreverent Comedy for Grown Ups", Ting and ting is an interactive, standup comedy act spearheded by Nala($2 Philosopher) and Dy Browne (both of whom featured in 2010's "The It So Happen Suite").  I'm not really reporting here with the exception of the photographs but I will encourage those in Barbados to get out there are support a genre of local entertainment that is, I believe, too rare.

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