Three-Years Ago (24-November-2015) — Cuba

Gone to See Cuba 2011 People to People Cultural Exchange. Day 6 of a Street Photography Workshop led by Steve Simon.

I spent some of the day using the Astro tripod head to do 360 degree images and 360 degree time-lapse videos. First stop was the Plaza de San Francisco (Saint Francis of Assisi). Later we did a walk along the Malecón (Avenida de Maceo) — actually across the street from the seawall since there were very large waves crashing against the seawall. Here I did a straight time-lapse video of the traffic and waves. At one point a woman walking along the seawall decides that the waves are too big and crosses the avenue.

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Little Planet View of Plaza de San Francisco. Composite of 31 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Little Planet View of Plaza de San Francisco. Composite of 45 images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)




Individual images from the slideshows can be viewed here.

Three-Years Ago (21-November-2015) — Cuba

Gone to See Cuba 2011 People to People Cultural Exchange. Day 3 of a Street Photography Workshop led by Steve Simon.

One thing I noticed in Old Havana were the power lines. They don’t have to worry about snow, but do need to worry about hurricanes.


Three-Years Ago (21-November-2015) — Cuba

Gone to See Cuba 2011 People to People Cultural Exchange. Day 3 of a Street Photography Workshop led by Steve Simon.

One thing you notice in Havana is that many/most of the taxis are vintage American vehicles imported into Cuba before the revolution. I did a time-lapse video of the traffic out my hotel room window with lots of the classic taxis. The group then went out for a morning photo shoot in three classic convertible taxis. Our local host told us that medical doctors in Cuba make more driving the taxis than they do practicing medicine.


Individual images from the slideshow can be viewed here.

Three-Years Ago (20-November-2015) — Cuba

Gone to See Cuba 2011 People to People Cultural Exchange. Day 2 of a Street Photography Workshop led by Steve Simon.

Morning, afternoon, and evening street photography walkabouts in Old Havana. Lots of street vendors and street art. I was surprised to see Christmas trees in Havana. I guess religion didn’t go away.




Individual images from the slideshows can be viewed here.