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Island Craft

Island Craft
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Copyright: Sandy Garfinkel (messenger1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 730 W: 39 N: 1513] (7055)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-30
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8L USM, Helioplan ES77 Circular Pol.
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-17 11:58
Viewed: 3719
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On a beach in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, a man had set up the figures, pottery and paintings he created. He stood beside them on a concrete walkway that extended across the sand to the surf. He seemed proud of his work.

Although we spent only a short time in Ocho Rios, we became distinctly aware that Jamaica, for the most part, is not the island paradise illustrated in travel websites and on television and films. The Jamaican economy is very depressed and crime rates are high. There is a feeling of desperation and despondency one can feel when seeing and speaking to some of the people.

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Hello Sandy

All these colors are so beautiful for my eyes.
Great tribute for this artisanat local.
Interesting note too.
Nice light, good colors contrast management.
I like this composition

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-04-17 17:11]


Fantastique couelurs sur cette vaiselle, ces asiettes, ces obejet décoratif, quelle compo, quel beaux détails colros. superbe.

Bravo et amitié


Hello Sandy,
What a clorful image and clear. I liked how did you use light/shade effectively
Selahattin E

Boa noite sear sandy
this are the colors of Jamaica...so happy. so warm...Your capture is excellent: the details sre remarcable.
A lovely play of color.
Um abraço

You liked my image of a riot of colour and I like yours. Its always tricky taking pictures of other persons' art but this is unique stuff and your story makes it even more interesting, especially for me since I grew up in Jamaica. And your comments on it are spot on. Technically, the big gray blob upper left is distracting and I think I would have photoshopped it out.

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