Red Cuban Cars and Selfie

Two of my PEI Photography Club colleagues are in this first photo. They tell me that someone came to deliver two flats of eggs to the Volkswagen as it sat in the middle of the road.

Outside a small farmers' market in Central Havana February 2016

Outside a small farmers’ market in Central Havana, February 2016

I don’t know if this is the same pink taxi as in the one that won me a prize in the PEI Photo Show in May, but it could be.

Cuba Day 3 - Outside the Christopher Columbus Cemetery

Cuba Day 3 – Outside the Christopher Columbus Cemetery

On the first day of our photo workshop, before we left our accommodations, our tour leader challenged us to shoot ‘selfies’ throughout the week. Here is one of my favourites.

Cuba Day 2 - Who is that crazy woman?

Cuba Day 2 – Who is that crazy woman?

 

This is my last post about cars in Cuba.  That’s not to say there won’t be motorcycles or cars in the background!

For some of the previous posts on these fabulous relics check here, here and here.

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Manhattan Monday 44 – Grand Central Station Photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

 

On this day in September 2014, I think there were as many people in Grand Central Station taking pictures of themselves and of the building as there were travellers and commuters!

 

NYC selfies and photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

NYC selfies and photographers

Circle, Sphere, Selfie

2015 Christmas Tree

2015 Christmas Tree

On the day we took our Christmas tree down I figured I’d better exercise my photography muscles. I used my new Pentax K3 which I ‘gave’ myself for Christmas and a Tamron 90 mm Macro lens at f 4.5 for 1/10 second and ISO 12,800.  (It was getting very dark out when I took this.)  I could never have gotten a shot like this with the Pentax K20D because anything at a higher ISO than 80o was useless.

The January 1, 2016 WordPress Photo Challenge was Circle, and you can see lots of entries here.

More Christmas tree photos in the next post.

The Tourists of Guilin

Ride the stone elephant near Elephant Trunk Hill.

Ride the stone elephant near Elephant Trunk Hill.

Would you be hanging about this park with all its tourists if you lived here?  Though it was beautiful, clean, well maintained and cooler than the centre of a city, you’d probably wait until after the crowds had subsided.

I cringe when I look at this photo, as I was doing when trying not to think of this toddler crashing off the statue.

I cringe when I look at this photo, and I was cringing as I took the photo hoping not to see the toddler crashing off the statue.

This toddler is also having fun, but safely.

This toddler is also having fun, but safely.

It was quite hot, so lots of folks were wading in the river.

The family that wades together, gets sick together?

The family that wades together, gets sick together?

A close up of the previous group.  I had visions of them all falling down together.

A close up of the previous group. I had visions of them all falling down together.

They were renting costumes (I did’t notice any for boys). We had seen this before in Beijing in the Forbidden City.

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And finally today, another interesting English translation of a sign. Actually the graphic says it all without the need for either language.

Please notice the punctuation. Two commas, an exclamation mark and a period. I didn't realize they used punctuation in China!

Please notice the punctuation. Two commas, an exclamation mark and a period. I didn’t realize they used punctuation in China!

If I seem a bit jaded today it’s because it’s beautiful outside but I’ve been on my computer all day doing various tasks for the organizations I’m involved with, and adding blog posts for future use.

Next post: Night time in Guilin.