Fashion show at the Curry Festival
The Art of Cooking Meets the Art of Singing
The Bigga, Westmoreland Curry Festival was held at the Manning’s School, Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica on Sunday, 29th April 2018. There were stalls selling curried goat, crab, chicken and pork which were all available for the delight of your taste buds.
After Church I proceeded to Manning’s School which was established 280 years ago. Clouds were gatherings and rain started falling. It continued falling throughout the day and into the night.
HDR Image of Manning’s School of 1738
I had plans to do HDR Photography whilst in Jamaica so I had my water proof SLR camera. In your browser put in HDR Photography in your search engine. The reason why I carried that camera is because I can take 5 shots. One shot normal, two over and two under exposed. This would allow me to do post card style images. For that day the water proof features were Heaven sent.
Jamaica has a lot of goats. I had curried goat. It was nice. I could not fault it. Seeing that there were so many stalls doing curried recipes the only thing the cooks could do is their “artistic best.” After the meal I started capturing images of the family day.
Leisure activities were provided for the children and the rain did not stop people from attending.
The host was Talia Soares who ensured that there was participation from the crowd.
When the Sun went down the evening artist came on. The host for the evening was Sample Man. The artists for the night was Kevin Downswell, a Gospel singer, Agent Sasco, Ding Dong, Jada Kingdom, Lanz, Rygin King, Short Boss, J Yungg and Kemikal. There was also Voluptuous Granny. The Heights Marching Band came into the School Grounds playing their instruments. It was a good start for the evening.
This was followed by Gospel tracks. One Gospel track which would have been fitting for the night would have been “Open the windows of Heaven, Let it rain…” Showers off blessing continued to come down for the night. There were big water patches and it was muddy.
The crowd continued to swell for the evening. The major reggae artists came on for the night.
Even the young artist entertained the crowd.
The entertainment just kept coming.
Close to midnight the next artist came on and the crowd were still full of energy.
Midnight had just passed and it was a full moon with young ladies sheltering under my umbrella. Feets were wet and muddy but the whole day was good. I had to return to Negril which was half-an-hour drive so I caught a taxi home and left the crowd behind.
For the night photography I set the camera at ISO 3200 and the shutter speed was less than 1/20th of a second. Some off the pictures were shaky if the artist was energetic.
Have camera will take the challenge.