Monday, 2 November 2009

Early Morning Call

LC1, f5, 1/500, ISO 100, RAW, 90mm

After the limited photography I could do yesterday, I decided to get up early and start wandering around. The light was very good in the morning and it was also more pleasant than later in the day.

Havana is a fantastic place for photography with the old cars, buildings and the colors everywhere but it is also not easy to avoid taking clichee pictures and staying away from the usual tourist snaps. There is almost too much to take pictures of and for street photography I need to get a better feel for the people and the place, at the moment it's a bit more difficult.

This is one of the pictures I took in the morning, I liked the light and at first only wanted a picture of the guy on the phone but the woman walking past made the picture much better.
The LC1 performs great overall but is heavy to carry around and of limited use when speed is required. The harsh light sometimes is very challenging for the cameras though so I really appreciate having live view to help with the exposure.


  1. Nice. I'm sure you have better photo weather in Cuba than we have in Europe right now. It's raining like crazy.

  2. Hope you have a productive photography holiday - looking forward to seeing the results.

  3. I may be a bit of a 'Clichee' picture but you hace done it so well. The light looks great.
    Just for me capture some of those great old cars they run about in over there.The more beat up the better.

  4. I envy your chance to see this place! Nice start Christi!

  5. Have a good holiday! What a dream location :)

  6. Thanks for your comments!

    Robert, the weather was great for photography and even when it was raining thre were lots of photo opportunities.

    Yesbuts, hope you liked the Dropbox pictures so far. I will update the gallery son with further pictures and organize it a bit better.

    Thanks Rob, hope the car pictures in the gallery were what you were looking for.

    Thanks Lili and James, Cuba is a great location and you should visit it when the opportunity arises.