Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hol' Donkey!!

Tropical Storm Gustav dropped gallons of water on Jamaica over a 3 day period. With the advent of previous hurricanes like Ivan and Dean, Jamaica was in no shape to face even a tropical storm. And Gustav sat in our faces and ensured he did some damage, like his predecessors.

The bridge at Harbour View, which is a major thoroughfare crumpled under the torrential rain, cutting off St. Thomas from Kingston & St. Andrew. We Jamaicans are very enterprising, and some fellows saw it fit to help stranded people cross the river on their backs... fi $3Bills!! Some of these 'donkeys' took on more than they could manage, and unloaded their precious cargo in the muddy river. Am sorry but I had a good laugh, no matter the adversity.

Shot with my Nikon D300 and a Nikon 80 - 200mm f/2.8 lens

Monday, August 18, 2008