Taken during the 2013 Carnaval. I took a lot of photos and by the time I got through editing them and doing all the other stuff of life it seemed to late for carnival time photos, so I resolved to do it this year during the festivities.
The carnival in Barranquilla is the second largest in South America from what I've been told. The show is infinitely more intimate and accesible. I got these photos without any special access or pass.
If the smiles of some of the young ladies look a little forced, keep in mind they're wearing 6" or more heels and have been walking/dancing for a whole afternoon. That said, everyone seemed to be having a genuinely great time. I know I did.