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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Good Morning Havana


I'm back from Cuba with lots of pictures to show. The whole trip was generally very interesting, and photography-wise simply plain exciting. I made friends with a painter from Havana who accompanied me during some of my photo hikes through the city. He brought me to some friends' places who could provide nice views from their apartments. Along the way we discovered more and more interesting looking staircases, balconies and so on. Over all this city is full of playfully designed, yet decaying buildings. This is a well known fact, but you probably won't realize what a photo playground this really is until you are there.

Now the most difficult question is where to start showing pictures. I chose this one, symbolically opening the doors to my Cuba work. I hope you will enjoy the show.

15 comments:

Robin Dickinson said...

This is a beautiful and inspiring photograph. It adds something special to my day.

Thank you,

Robin :)

Nataliya said...

looks promising, looking forward to the next one to come. :)

Oliver said...

Thanks guys!

Japenglalian Style said...

This photo is amazing!!

davidhdz said...

Just beautiful.

Robert said...

And it differs from your usual style. Especially the balcony has a life on it´s own. Somehow surrealistically as often in HDR. Thanks!

Oliver said...

I'm not sure the HDR is responsible for that. The colors are unchanged from the original exposures. HDR is super subtle here and just used to bring out textures on the wood and stone.

Robert said...

No doubt that it´s absoultely beautiful. It just hit me that it differs from what I see here usually. But the difference is in no way negative.

Oliver said...

There will be more of that kind I believe :-)
Thanks for commenting!

Marqh said...

I like it, but I don't like the top-part (the yellow wall) as much..

Paul Esler (@Bat_and_Ball) said...

Like I mentioned on twitter, I love this picture! Tell me, did you take one from a few paces back, getting the whole door frame in, I'd really like to see that image if you did!! Good job tho!

Oliver said...

I remember taking a picture that shows much more of the room. Not sure how much it showed of the door frame. But I could post it next week if it interests you.

SD (Aspherical) said...

I'm pretty sure the subject is the cityscape, but I can't help but focus on the groovy textures all over the doors.

Oliver said...

Well, I did some extra work to bring those textures out a bit, so that's totally fine with me ;)

Antonia MW said...

Gorgeous picture and I'd love to see many more. Cuba is such an amazing and photogenic country!

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