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Over the weekend, I finally finished edits of favorites from my recent trip. My goal was to focus on people and everyday life more than the typical tourist images of shiny cars against decaying buildings (although I have a few of those too).

Here are a few representative images. It was a great experience and gave me true appreciation for how much we're blessed in the US.






1 - Lots of folks sitting or standing in doorways

  X-T2    XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/125s    2000 ISO    +0.3 EV  







2 - The Barber Shop

  X-T2    XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens    47mm    f/4.0    1/125s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







3 - Going About the Workday

  X-T2    XF90mmF2 R LM WR lens    90mm    f/4.0    1/340s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  







4 - Little Kids, Big Doors

  X-E3    XF23mmF2 R WR lens    23mm    f/4.0    1/220s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  







5 - Clean Shaven Head

  X-T2    XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens    29mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    200 ISO    +0.3 EV  







6 - Posing for the Camera

  X-T2    XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens    22mm    f/5.6    1/160s    200 ISO    +0.3 EV  







7 - Down but not Defeated

  X-E3    XF90mmF2 R LM WR lens    90mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    2500 ISO    +1.7 EV  







8 - The Champ

  X-E3    XF90mmF2 R LM WR lens    90mm    f/2.8    1/500s    200 ISO    +0.3 EV  




Nov 21, 2017 at 06:22 PM
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A few more...





9 - Revolutionary

  X-T2    XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens    37mm    f/4.0    1/60s    2500 ISO    0.0 EV  







10 - Catching up on the News

  X-T2    XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens    55mm    f/4.0    1/160s    250 ISO    +0.3 EV  







11 - Afternoon Snack

  X-T2    XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens    53mm    f/4.0    1/200s    200 ISO    +0.3 EV  







12 - Sisters

  X-E3    XF23mmF2 R WR lens    23mm    f/4.0    1/180s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  







13 - Young and Old

  X-T2    XF35mmF2 R WR lens    35mm    f/4.0    1/160s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 21, 2017 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Faces of Cuba


Awesome job capturing these images.
Thanks for sharing



Nov 21, 2017 at 08:05 PM
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Excellent! Well seen and captured. When I went to Cuba last January, I took the usual tourist pictures of old cars, dilapidated buildings, and street art. I wish I had focused on the people.



Nov 21, 2017 at 10:02 PM
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Very enjoyable, nice look at life there



Nov 22, 2017 at 01:46 AM
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Thank you for bringing me back those amazing memories.(21 years since I left)


Nov 22, 2017 at 02:41 PM
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hidroela wrote:
Thank you for bringing me back those amazing memories.(21 years since I left)


Glad to. I found the Cubans to be a wonderfully warm and welcoming people. As Americans, we could easily be perceived as having treated them unjustly for years, but I never received anything but a smile and kind words. They truly do make the best of what they have, and I can only wish a more free and open government for them in the future. I wish Trump wasn't shutting the door so abruptly as improving relations with the U.S. may have ultimately led to reforms and a bit more prosperity.

Thanks also to others who offered kind comments. It's a trip I will never forget.



Nov 22, 2017 at 09:08 PM
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Great set Doug. Ya might want to add also..."and how much we could lose" to your opening statement.
Douglas



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douter wrote:
Great set Doug. Ya might want to add also..."and how much we could lose" to your opening statement.
Douglas


Completely agree Douglas. Today is one for counting our blessings, and we have many. Among mine are a wife of 30 years who tolerates my expensive photography hobby and lets me go on some great adventures, and two grown children who finally closed their withdrawal accounts with the Bank of Dad. Add to that an 18 month old grandson to spend a few bucks on and a good job that pays for it all.



Nov 23, 2017 at 04:55 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Faces of Cuba


Takes me back, Iíve been twice. And youíve captured really nice images and light. My one criticism would be that your tendency to center your subject makes some of the images too static for my taste. Maybe just some selective editing. For instance, the boxer and man reading. The little boy near the end, as a counter example, is really nicely composed and framed. Itís my favorite.


Nov 29, 2017 at 12:52 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Faces of Cuba


Beautiful series, I like them all but had I to pick one I'd go for #7, that image says a lot without any need for a description, that's when a photograph works in my opinion.

Thanks for sharing



Nov 29, 2017 at 06:44 AM
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Love the Cuban series Doug !!! My favorites are #1, 2 and 4 with the lighting and composition.


Nov 30, 2017 at 05:59 AM
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A fantastic set of images here Doug! Really capturing the essence of the impoverished Country.
Well done indeed!
Dan



Nov 30, 2017 at 01:19 PM
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Well done!


Dec 02, 2017 at 12:37 AM
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Beautiful shots!


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