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Jamaican Bar

By ARJones
On the rare occasions I manage to get out alone and drive around rural Jamaica I am invariably drawn to small road side bars. (Must be the heat and the Red Stripe beer!!)

Most bars have one woman working, they normally alternate with another barmaid and do one week on and one week off. They generally get paid 20 - 30 pounds for the 7 day week.

This particular bar is in Clarendon near an area known as Crooked River. Apart from myself there was one other customer.

Most barmaids seem to be bored and disinterested. In this shot I like the composition and colours with the Red Stripe calender putting it onto context date wise. Thought of cropping out the window frame but did not want to lose more of her elbow.




Tags: Photo journalism Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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Snapper_T 15 867 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 12:00AM
I like the composition too and the splash of colour from the poster. Looks like you caught her deep in boredom too Smile


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thefatcat44 12 82
9 Sep 2007 10:02AM
You have captured the atmosphere well
floreus 14 106 1
9 Sep 2007 8:11PM
excellent, Love how she's seemingly unaware of you. Fab light and atmosphere and i'd love to see more of this interior.
electricsoup 13 30 England
13 Sep 2007 7:25PM
wow great image, all good!!!
proz 15 205 United States
16 Sep 2007 3:12AM
great capture
SPARROWHALL 11 26 England
8 Sep 2008 8:22AM
very nice.


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