Writing with Light

Rum Shack

It was minus 16 degrees Celsius in Toronto today….brrrr….and as I sit here with my warm fuzzy slippers on, getting ready to write tomorrow’s post I suddenly decided that I needed to post an image that made me feel all warm inside. We were in Falmouth, Jamaica and as we were walking back to the ship I noticed this little Rum Shack with its colorful oil drums. It actually reminded me (at least the concept did) of the still that Hawkeye had set up in the swamp on M.A.S.H. (I know I’m dating myself…if you don’t know what I’m talking about then Google it 🙂 )

I didn’t have time to stop and sample any of this rum but then again I’d already had my fair share on the beach.

Friends I have a favour to ask of you. I’ve entered an image into Gura Gear’s Black & White Photo Contest on Facebook. Please take a minute and vote for my image. Click here to go to the voting page. Thanks so much.

Click on the image to enlarge (trust me the detail is viewed better large) or to Purchase a Print.

Jamaica, Falmouth, shack, rum, barrels, island, travel photography

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52 responses

  1. Ah, M*A*S*H*, what a great show! I can see how this scene would remind you of The Swamp! Great colors and good catch!

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    January 23, 2013 at 7:47 am

  2. gorgeous picture

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    January 23, 2013 at 7:49 am

  3. Love the light and shadows Edith. And now I’m thirsty.

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    January 23, 2013 at 7:52 am

  4. “But why is the Rum gone?!”

    Sorry, couldn’t help myself 🙂 Love the colours in this, beautiful.

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    January 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

  5. Great shot Edith, as soon as i saw this shot I thought to myself, that would warm me up, then I read your comment and it all fell into place. I remember MASH.

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    January 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

  6. What a great find, Edith. I really like this image and it’s festive colors. That’s an nice example of marketing those guys have come up with. Sure has an old still look. 🙂

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    January 23, 2013 at 8:49 am

  7. Mash was such a riot, love going back there through your beautiful photograph.

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    January 23, 2013 at 9:13 am

  8. Great image Edith!

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    January 23, 2013 at 9:49 am

  9. What a beautiful composition!

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    January 23, 2013 at 9:53 am

  10. What an excellent shot, Edith. Love the colors of the drums.

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    January 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

  11. Rich McPeek

    Terrific shot Edith! I’ve seen EVERY episode of MASH! More than once!!!

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    January 23, 2013 at 10:10 am

  12. Wonderful photo… 🙂

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    January 23, 2013 at 10:44 am

  13. Great image and colors!!!

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    January 23, 2013 at 10:53 am

  14. Amazingly beautiful. I LOVE IT!!

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    January 23, 2013 at 10:56 am

  15. Wonderful colours Edith.

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    January 23, 2013 at 11:10 am

  16. Love that first image Edith!

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    January 23, 2013 at 11:37 am

  17. Mark Summerfield

    Nice catch, Edith. I can see why the colors of the barrels caught you eye but to me the key part of this image is the two people inside the Rum Shack that you see through the open window.

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    January 23, 2013 at 11:43 am

    • Thanks Mark. Yes originally it was the barrels that caught my eye but then I saw the two men and I had to adjust my composition to get them in the shot.

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      January 23, 2013 at 9:25 pm

  18. Perfect warming scene for a winter day!

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    January 23, 2013 at 11:46 am

  19. Wow, how funny that you should mention MASH because the hubby and I have been watching old reruns of it on TV just recently, and I still love that show :). Great photo! I think I could use a shot of that rum today because it was -28 when I got up this morning :(!!

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    January 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm

  20. Beautiful shot!!!

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    January 23, 2013 at 12:32 pm

  21. Great pic! I feel your pain with the cold weather. With windchill it is negative 15 F in the Buffalo region. Stay warm and I will vote for you in the FB contest.

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    January 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  22. I love the colours, light and those long oblique shadows, Edith. what a great shot.

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    January 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm

  23. Love the colors, feel, comp and shadows, Edith– and the people in the window are an added ah-ha moment in viewing the image. Wonderful shot!

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    January 24, 2013 at 9:08 pm

  24. Beautiful shot! but i gotta ask…whats in the blue,yellow and red? 🙂

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    January 25, 2013 at 1:13 am

    • Thank you. I’m assuming there’s rum in those barrels or more realistically they’re just for show 🙂

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      January 25, 2013 at 11:56 am

  25. Lovin’ this shot, Edith! Great colors and composition here! Good luck on your contest there, Edith, I headed right on over myself and hit the big ol’ “VOTE” button for you, with gusto!

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    January 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm

  26. Muy Buena, Muy Buena,… Impresionante Su Colorido Edith. Saludos…

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    January 26, 2013 at 10:07 am

  27. ¡Que buena!, me encantan los colores y la perspectiva, besos Edit

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    January 29, 2013 at 9:51 am

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