March 28th, 2018
A couple of weeks ago, I went to Jamaica for 4 days with my mom. We did it as both a mother-daughter trip, as well as an early birthday celebration for my mom who’s birthday was this month. One of her bucket list items was always to swim with dolphins and neither of us had ever been to a tropical place - so we packed our things and flew to Jamaica where we watched the sun rise and fall over the ocean; and it was beautiful.
Right off the bat, it was an experience like no other, mostly because it was the closest we had ever been to the equator - which was cool. At night, when the sky was clear, we saw the crescent moon and the Big Dipper, both turned on its side. We also saw the common birds, which was no crow or chickadee, and that was neat for me to see. Mind you, I did see a common pigeon - those dudes get around. The vibrant colours had my eyes darting everywhere and my camera was always by my side. I wanted, as usual, to focus on the fine art side of travel photography and look at/capture things in a whole new way. That was my goal. I will let you decide if I achieved that based on some of my favourite images below showcased for your viewing pleasure.
I have come to realize that I am not too much of a beach lounger. I did not come home with a tan, and did not spend my days laying in the ocean water. But I did enjoy the tropical air, the fire in the sky and the beautiful endless ocean scene. One of my favourite moments from the trip, was during the dolphin encounter. My mom and I were with the dolphin, getting ready for our souvenir photo to be taken, I had my hand on the dolphins chest - and I could feel her heartbeat. That to me, was absolutely surreal.
My most memorable parts of my stay in Jamaica, were the mornings. The calm peaceful air, the silence in the wind and the rainbow colours in the sky. On the dock, under a cabana, was a bench swing that we spent the mornings on. That time with my mom, at 6 am, will be what I cherish most; as we chatted about life while we watched the sunrise. I hope you enjoy these photographs captured during my short stay at my first tropical place. I hope you’re able to feel as I did.
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