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I'm finally done with my review, It's been so hard to make a selection of pictures.

What you'll see in the link bellow is Cuba as i managed to discovered it through the lens of my camera "Leica Q" Hope you'll enjoy the it. all feedbacks and comments are gonna be welcome as usual.

 

http://rodriguezahr....ting-world.html

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Guys, sorry for the inconvenience but some friends and forum members are reposting that the link above is not working for them. Until I find out why, we got an alternative link that I hope it works.

this one:

 

http://rodriguezahr....ting-world.html

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The first link is for your own use or for anyone who is authorized to edit your  blog. The second one is for your audience.

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Very vibrant great photographs.

But as a whole, it comes out as all too shiny and perfect - as if you were on an surreal official communist party tour.

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The first link is for your own use or for anyone who is authorized to edit your blog. The second one is for your audience.

Never find that second link myself!

Thanks for clarifying it dear.

 

 

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Very vibrant great photographs.

But as a whole, it comes out as all too shiny and perfect - as if you were on an surreal official communist party tour.

Communist tour? Did you read through, I mentioned that while Cuba is colorful from the outside its actually grey from the inside...

Also mentioned that people dressing shiny and smoking cents are actors...

I'm all the oooosite of any type of tours actually, that's why I skipped al of them during my stay in Cuba and sticked to Cubans at street level.

Thanks for looking amigo.

 

 

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For the distortion on the red car i think is due to use a electronic shutter speed ?

 

Nice Colors and composition.

It's due to to the imperfect glass used as window in that 1950 Oldsmobile :-)

 

 

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10 out of 10 Rodrigue. In my mind it would have been 11 or 12 out of 10 with a selection of professional grade color films (such as portra, ektar (esp for the dark skin and cars) and velvia and provia slide film.

. To my old school mind, the digital look holds back some of the world renowned authenticity of the culture and scenery.

 

I am, though, infinitely jealous of your experience. One i would only dream about.

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10 out of 10 Rodrigue. In my mind it would have been 11 or 12 out of 10 with a selection of professional grade color films (such as portra, ektar (esp for the dark skin and cars) and velvia and provia slide film.

. To my old school mind, the digital look holds back some of the world renowned authenticity of the culture and scenery.

 

I am, though, infinitely jealous of your experience. One i would only dream about.

I'm infinitely thankful for your feedback Adam, I'm humbled.

Cuba is a place for photographers like you, so don't be late in going there, remember, beaches are as white and blue as you love them to be and the streets are waiting for your Eyes to capture their essence.

 

 

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Hello Rodrigue,

 

thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experiences with us. As a former inhabitant of a communist country I am well aware of the all so sudden changes that take place when systems collapse and the sudden power of "western" economy breaks through. That's why I think you witnessed a Cuba that might see enormous transitions soon. Your series will be a lasting document. Adam may be right, when he points out, that you could have used the power of analog photography for this series, but I think you did a very good job and used your tool in an absolutely professional manner. I would be delighted to see your work printed - may it be at an exhibition or in a book. I would be the first to buy this book

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Hello Rodrigue,

 

thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experiences with us. As a former inhabitant of a communist country I am well aware of the all so sudden changes that take place when systems collapse and the sudden power of "western" economy breaks through. That's why I think you witnessed a Cuba that might see enormous transitions soon. Your series will be a lasting document. Adam may be right, when he points out, that you could have used the power of analog photography for this series, but I think you did a very good job and used your tool in an absolutely professional manner. I would be delighted to see your work printed - may it be at an exhibition or in a book. I would be the first to buy this book

 

Thanks for your feedback. I also wish I had film on that trip, but, as I'm the One-camera-one-lens type of photographer, I thought that taking film there would be risky as I'm not fully comfortable with it due to lack of good practice. color Film here is so complicate to find and develop, and going to cuba with B&W would be a crime:-)

I wish I had Adam's film skills too :-) 

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