First off, we had an incredible group of hard-core outstanding photographers on this tour. I’ll include their links as soon as I have them all in a future post.
After our fist visit to Cuba, last year, it became clear that Havana was great, historic, and interesting, but Trinidad was the coin of the realm for photography. Located on the Carribbean coast of Cuba, in the vacinity of the Bay of Pigs, it reflects the true countryside of Cuba, unlike the big city feel of Havana (blog post coming). We have made friends from our first visit, and it was good to see them again, especially Tamara at the best CD store in Cuba!, and Lasaro, the quiro player in the great, Buenva Vista Social Club type band at our favorite place for morning mojitos! I’m still immersed in the incredible colors in Trinidad, but did get around to some people pictures. What made that a bit easier was that I mostly shot with a fixed 50mm f/1.4 and the D3X, which enabled me to stay a bit back further and cropping in to the right composition. It’s always enjoyable walking the streets of Trinidad as there are always surprises and with repainting the buildings, there’s always new color palettes to photograph. Various techniques and effects were used on many of these images. If you have any comments or questions, please leave a comment.
In any case, pictures speak better than words. Here’s an image gallery from Trinidad.
Just click on the first image than on the arrow at the right edge of the frame to go to the next slide, or use the arrow keys to navigate.
As you can see, it’s a pretty amazing place and we look forward to our triumphant return next January!
Thanks for taking time to read the blog and we’ll see you online!