Julian Dadag - an accomplished Jamaican photographer was arranging the trip - check out his work - especially the landscapes.
Disappointed to be missing the outing but with Friday already booked as a day off work I was determined to do something and decided to take an early morning drive - and ended up driving to St Mary and a bit of Portland.
I'd been hoping for some nice morning light but I got drizzle and grey skies for the first few hours. I did however manage to get a couple of portraits that I like - the first is a guy who sells pots and pans from a roadside shack on the Road from Annotto Bay to Ocho Rios. And as today is Bob Marley's birthday it seems fitting to post a photo of a Rasta. Unfortunately I did not get his name but he remembered me from two months ago when we bought a coalpot and frying pan from him - it would have been better with some direct eye contact but here he is:
ISO 1600 150mm f2.8 1/160 sec
This next shot was taken at Devons Pen - the gentleman was sat at the side of the road watching the world go buy. Again I forgot to ask his name but just around the corner from him I stopped for a cup of crayfish soup and showed the lady serving the picture and asked if she knew his name - she recognised him immediately and said his name is Isiah. I started laughing to myself as this is the name that I had already jokingly given the man as it appeared to me that one 'eyes higher' than the other!!
ISO200 116mm f2.8 1/800 sec