I Can Climb Fences
Apr14

I Can Climb Fences

Here’s last week’s mischief maker up to no good at the race track once again. This time he climbs. He’s seen climbing the fence to get back to the area he’s supposed to be. This photo was taken on the same day I just didn’t get around to publishing it. I thought it would make a pretty cool framed image :). the layout was done with an application i used to use in my ios days that I bought the second it became available for mac. Diptic makes it really easy to layout images in a fairly elegant and clean way. i’m not being paid to say this it just works. Just like the initial photo I posted of this young boy last week., these images just felt way better in black and white. I guess it was a black and white light kinda day. So I leave you with this question, which of the four images are your favourite. I’m on the “fence” (lolzzz) about top left and bottom right what say you, leave it in the comments...

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The Jumper at kingston waterfront
Apr11

The Jumper at kingston waterfront

At this moment, he is weightless, that second when everything is still. when your upward force is exactly equal to the effect that gravity has on your body. That second that everything and anything seems possible. Hope is weightless and bound by nothing. Believe in your actions, act on your truths follow your gut. Take your leap of...

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Human Interest :: Little Mischief Maker The Old Timer and the Rider
Apr09

Human Interest :: Little Mischief Maker The Old Timer and the Rider

About two weeks ago I had to cover horse racing at  for the first time in 2014. I’m not normally excited about the sport as I have zero interest in gambling what so ever. After shooting horse racing for the first few times it does lose its appeal. I’ve even worked with pocket wizards at the track to spice up the coverage and experience for my self and possibly the paper however that never made the papers as they’re really about that old fashion coverage -_-.. anywhoo. This time I kept my eye peeled for anything else that I saw that would make an interesting photo; to keep me awake and sane as I counted down the hours to the final race. I saw a few  and I liked em so much I decided to share it. Human Interest Little Mischief Maker This little kid amused me. He jumped the fence of the track, he’s walking in a restricted area yet instead of being stealthy he was doing the Jefferson Walk about the place. The image felt better in black and white so, I did the conversion in post, toyed with the levels and monochromatic contrast a bit. The Old Timer The fatures of the old man in the middle really caught my attention, literally he was “human interest” for me at least. His missing teeth, his unkept gray.. no white hair and beard and his track sheet clutched in his hand as he watched the horses cross the finish line. The Rider This one made me chuckle. Here we have the water truck that is used to wet the track prior to the races, after which a tractor drives by and rakes the track for a clean flat race track for the next race. at the back of the truck is a sign that says no riders, to the right of the sign is infact a rider....

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More Food for the Foodies
Feb20

More Food for the Foodies

Photographing food seems to be something I’m instinctively good at now. I’ve learnt how to assess the light and determine weather I wanna use natural light or throw artificial light at it as key light and balance with ambient or just  completely ignore the ambient and be the god of the set “let there be light where i want it how i want it when want it”. This food feature was on a restaurant that I personally loooove. Di Grill Shack Originally located in sovereign centre food court. However this feature was on their new location at CPJ market along lady musgrave road. The new location lends it self to a dining experience something that wasn’t available at their initial offering at sovereign centre. The menu has grown as well to reflect the new ambiance more “mature dishes” that would take more time to eat more time to savour and enjoy so to speak. Pasta’s, Steak, Pork chops to name a few of the new items. Lets feast our eyes shall we :). First we have the Pork Chops. One large light source Camera left ambient light pretty much ignored at 1/250th, f/4, iso 200 at 50mm focal length on the nikon 24-120 mounted on a d800 Steak!!! Who doesn’t love steak with a side of mashed potatoes 😀 makes me hungry just looking at the image. For this one the lighting setup is pretty much the same but the exposure was changed drastically. the exposure was 1/5oth at f/4.5, ISO 200. I wanted to bleed in as much light as I could without over exposure issues.   Pasta!!!!   Pull Pork Burger and Fries!!   The last two images pretty much followed the same exposure settings as the second low shutter speed to bleed in ambient light. The images were Features on todays food sections front page above the fold. I think it was very well ladyed out.. it definitely makes one hungry!   Until next...

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Synchronised Swimming by the Island Aquatics Syncho Club
Jan16

Synchronised Swimming by the Island Aquatics Syncho Club

Swimming has become sort of a big deal locally thanks to Olympian Alia Atkinson who is the poster girl for water sports locally after her performance at the last olympics. Now despite placing 4th, it was still a huge deal to Jamaica and support for swimming which was next to non existent is finally being given from various local organisations. At a recent function held to announce Alia Atkinson as a brand ambassador for Grace Kennedy Money Services, I had the pleasure of photographing synchronised swimming. It was very entertaining and led me to wonder will Jamaica ever have international representation in that sport, especially in light of recent attention being given to swimming. Enjoy the images from the performance by the Island Aquatics Synchro Club...

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