Staying with last week’s theme of “older” faces, these worked better in black and white.
And moving on to the middle-aged crowd, two more.
Having started a series of posts of Cuban people, now I jump from children to older folks.
More seniors next week.
Although religion was rather frowned upon in Revolutionary Cuba, adherents to Roman Catholicism and its many churches continue to exist. Some are in better shape than others. Our Cuban photo tour workshop leader took us to this one – which is on the border between Central Havana and the neighbourhood of Vedado.
I entered this picture in our local photo show in the Church category. I got an honourable mention…
This is the last of three posts of 16 dogs in Cuba. Some dogs were beloved family pets and the owners were quite willing to show them off.
I love this one. I think the dog was blind even though it appears to be looking at me.
I don’t pretend to understand the significance of the doll, but thought it was an interesting juxtaposition with a dog named Gorki.
Okay – what does the cartoon on the left of this picture remind you of? It’s why I took the photo the way I did, but none of my photography tour colleagues agreed with me.
Five more photos, four more dogs…
Some dogs seemed to be street creatures, and others were pampered. Some had license tags, others not. Some seemed to belong to a particular street, this first one was in the middle of a huge plaza in Old Havana.
No collar on this one.
A collar with a bell.
This little guy was about the size of a Chihuahua and he knew he was cute. One of my friends posed him on the box for colour contrast.
The photo above is one of my top five from my trip to Cuba. I call myself an opportunistic photographer; I rounded the corner of a building and there they were. No one else in my group saw them. The man stayed in the composition for about 30 seconds.
The second horse in this post was tied up in Central Havana near a combined flower/cigar shop set up on the sidewalk. I liked the contrasting colours of the reins and halter.
This is not a cat blog. Except today. And I’m breaking my rule about not posting more than five photos at a time.
This little one was shot at f1.4 in a very dark tobacco barn at ISO 800 and 1/60 second. At least she sat still for it. One of my 50 favourite shots from the trip.
We didn’t see a lot of cats in Havana and those we did see were probably feral. I wasn’t sure about this one because it was very clean, except for the eye problem…
The cat with this lady looks a lot like my cat at home, who is named Pinball.
Like I said, feral, and in this case, in need of veterinary attention.
Now for a complete change of pace; from four-wheeled vehicles to two-legged creatures.
On our first morning in Cuba when walking through Old Havana, I had no sooner said to one of my photography colleagues, “I’m amazed there aren’t more pigeons around” when I looked up and saw…. [Facebook readers, you will have to click on the link to see the pigeons!]
The next day when exploring Central Havana we saw this caged finch.
Next post: domestic fowl in Vinales.