Travel Photography: Habana, Cuba – The People
The greatest thing about Cuba has to be its people. No matter what they go through they keep on smiling. They are always keen to get into a photo and will go out of their way to please you… make sure you leave a little “tip” (we used a lot of lollipops).
This awesome gentleman was sitting there and he seemed to be writing. I went on my knees and he looked up at me with that great smile. I think a few shots, playing around with exposure compensation and he just kept on smiling. After I was done I approached him, showed him the pictures and offered him my Canadian pen… the smile reappeared, bigger than before.
Walking down the Malecón we ran into these kids. They were simply playing in the water by jumping off the ledge and into the water about 30 feet below, no big deal, right? But there’s a catch. They were running across a 4 lane highway to give themselves get some speed and distance. I took some shots and promised to give them some prints. The next day, we printed the shots and gave them to the kids…. It’s was like handing them a million dollars.
ISO 200 | f/2.8 | 1/3000 | 70mm
Action: Heartfelt, Fusion Photoshop Action set
I was so surprised to see people working directly on the street. The guy below is fixing pots & pans, as you can see. Looks like the beer delivery cart also needed some repair.
Can you imagine how surprised I was when I see this guy welding at the corner of a street? And his 2 friends are just smile back at me. Workplace security much?
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