Posts Tagged ‘Carnival Tuesday

12
Mar
09

Trinidad Carnival 2009: Tuesday Night Mas

The thing about getting up late in the morning on Carnival day is that you miss the opportunity to get pictures in “good light”.  With the sunlight being the brightest thing for miles, not only will you save batteries by not having to use a flash, but everything you want to shoot simply looks good.

I, however, like to take shots at night, with my flash.  There’s something that ‘pops out’ when you watch mas at night… more so when you take a picture of it.  All the glitter mas makers use in their creations come into full effect when the sun goes down.  It kicks up the portrayals a notch… or a few.

I like the energy of night mas, too.  You’d think that the masqueraders would be dog tired after jumping up and down in the hot sun for two whole days… but they’re still so full of life and energy… its infectious!  They do their collective best to just wring the best out of the last few hours of Carnival, willing it to stay, offering their jumping and wining and wailing as offerings to the Bacchanalia.

Carnival 2009?  You were one of the best.  I hope you took good notes to pass on to Carnival 2010!

Peace and Rice,

jw

10
Mar
09

Trinidad Carnival 2009 Part Deux

Hey, folks… here’s the second part of my 2009 Carnival picture collection.  Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I wasn’t out for very long on Carnival Tuesday, and for a short time I had the bad luck of being caught in a bad position when a great band was making its way across the stage… I was facing the sun.

Anyway, I didn’t let that deter me from the mission at hand… which was to capture a little piece of the bacchanal that is Carnival to share with you.

The bulk of the pix are from the band Legends, led by Big Mike and his partner Juliette.  The rest are from Trevor Wallace.

Most of these were taken on Ariapita Avenue in Port of Spain, close to the NCC Judging point at Adam Smith Square.

Peace and Rice,

jw

10
Mar
09

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2009 Pics

Hey folks!   I know I haven’t posted in a bit, but I was kept really busy at work.  I guess I should be thankful – being busy at work means that at least I still have a job!  Not many can say that, so I am grateful!  🙂

Like I mentioned in my last post, I was on the road for Carnival… Tuesday.   My feet hurt, my abs hurt… everything but my head, which was real niiiice.  So Monday after Jouvay, yours truly simply chilaxed by the girlfriend.  So we hit the road on Tuesday.

Here’s some of what I snagged.

Enjoy… more to follow!

Peace and Rice,

jw

UPDATE:  I’ve posted more Carnival pics, here:

https://boboleechronicles.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/trinidad-carnival-2009-part-deux/

…and here:

https://boboleechronicles.wordpress.com/2009/03/12/trinidad-carnival-2009-tuesday-night-mas/

01
Oct
08

Desperado

Flag woman for WITCO Desperadoes keeps their flag flying high.

Around the Savannah, Carnival Tuesday.

Peace and Rice,

jw

01
Oct
08

Imps !!!

If anyone from Trinidad & Tobago tells you that you’re “ah big imps”, ask them if this is what they mean…

LOL!

Imps around the Savannah on Carnival Tuesday, 2008.

I think my shadow is falling on his leg.

Peace and Rice,

jw

01
Oct
08

A Chief's Home …

… is his teepee!

This Red Indian Chief was pulling his own teepee along with him for the ride.  His band was waiting alongside Memorial Park while awaiting their turn to cross the Savannah stage on Carnival Tuesday 2008.

Peace and Rice,

jw

01
Oct
08

Zulu Road Warrior

A Zulu Warrior playing with his band on Carnival Tuesday 2008.  On Ariapita Avenue, I think.

He looks weary.

Peace and Rice,

jw

01
Oct
08

Boo !!!

Red Indian masquerader playing himself for the camera on Carnival Tuesay 2008.

Charlotte Street, Port of Spain.

Peace and Rice,

jw

01
Oct
08

Ready To Fly

Female masquerader from the band Genesis pretend-pounces on me as I walk by the band on Charlotte Street, Carnival Tuesday 2008.

Luckily for me,  I was armed with my camera.   I ‘shot’ her a few times before I made my getaway… 😆

01
Oct
08

Nice Dan Dan

A Zulu Warrior admires the artwork on the suit of a “Suit Mas” masquerader.

I took this shot on Carnival Tuesday 2008 on Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain.

Peace and Rice,

jw




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