The Place to “Bee!” Sunshine’s, Nevis

Our first stop on our 2011 trip to Nevis was Sunshine’s, a Nevis institution and home to the famous “Killer Bee.”  This trip would be no different, except this time I would avoid the sting that follows consuming three of those delicious rum concoctions.  After a long day of traveling, beginning at 2:00 a.m. Nevis time, there was no question…Read More

NATJA 2016 Awards for Excellence in Travel Journalism

NATJA Awards Excellence Travel Journalism

Sometimes you have to jump right in, even when you may not think you are experienced enough or talented enough.  It was back in 2011 that my husband convinced me to enter the Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest, and it turned out that I won the grand prize.  But that competition was primarily for amateurs.  I was eager to…Read More

September is Film Month!

September is Film Month!

September is film month here at My Irie Time.  We’re featuring our favorite film images on our Instagram feed all month.  All images were shot with the Mamiya 6, the Mamiya 645 Pro TL, or the Canon EOS 1v, using Ektar 100, Fuji 400H, and Porta 160 or 400.  Follow our Instagram feed all month! All words and images ©2006-2017…Read More

Understated Elegance at Kamalame Cay

Kamalame Cay

“I’ve never been to a place where the palm fronds clack together,” my husband said while sitting back in his beach chair facing the calm of Kamalame Cay.  Coconut palms surrounded our chairs on what seemed to be our own personal beach.  “You have,” I replied.  “You have just never heard them before.”  We have been to quite a few…Read More

Hybrid Shooters: Film and Digital Travel Photography

Over the years, I have posted “What’s in My Bag?” about various trips.  On the last two trips, I have traveled with both digital and film cameras, and I wanted to do a separate post on traveling for hybrid shooters.  As you might expect, it’s easier to travel with digital.  Memory cards are small, and you don’t have to worry…Read More

#filmroadtrip: Road Test – Barbuda & Antigua

Last November, on our first trip with film in eight years (#filmroadtrip: Road Test – Anguilla), we learned a lot of lessons. One of my missions on this trip was to correct at least some of the mistakes I made.  So on this #FilmRoadTrip: Road Test – Barbuda & Antigua, I tweaked a few things, shot more film, and was…Read More

#filmroadtrip: Road Test – Anguilla

We took the film on the road and the results are back.  We took the film cameras to Anguilla, the Canon 1V and the Mamiya Pro TL.  We took a variety of film stocks, Fuji 400H, Kodak Portra 400, Porta 160, and Ektar 100.  We experimented and burned a lot of film.  Many lessons were learned.  Here are my impressions…Read More