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Another from Havana.
Thanks for your time and for any comments/criticisms.
Also - many thanks to Moira (mrswoolybill), John (lifesnapper) and Michaela (Michaela-Solway) for their UAs for The high note - who all made my day!!
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 May 2012 - 12:00 AM
Focal Length:34mm
Aperture:f/11
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
ISO:100
Title:The open door
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:18 Jun 2012 - 7:17 PM
Tags:Architecture, Cuba, Havana, Landscape / travel, Portraits / people
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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:19 PM

Some great textures and tones as well as that serious look.

Ann

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:23 PM

Lovely composition - all those vertical blocks, then the little face. And then the hole in the wall. There's a tension, because emotionally this is about the child, but I'm drawn to that hole!
Moira

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:27 PM

wonderful comp ann brilliant detail and textures super colours love that look a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:29 PM

Fantastic shot Ann, lovely textures and details and I love the little girls expression.

Hugh

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:30 PM

Very cute and serious too . . .
Some remarkable tones and textures, and that intriguing hole in the wall . . .
Regards
Bill

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:32 PM

another super image Ann... fine colours and textures and the interesting little gathering in the bottom left????

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:41 PM

Excellent gritty colour and detail Ann. You have captured the girl in a perfect pose and expression. The only negative point I would make is that the recessed (electrical?) box on the left tends to draw the eye and I might have cloned or cropped it out. Hope you dont mind me pointing that out because this is still an excellent image.
Derek

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:50 PM


Quote: The only negative point I would make is that the recessed (electrical?) box on the left tends to draw the eye and I might have cloned or cropped it out. Hope you dont mind me pointing that out because this is still an excellent image.
Derek

Thanks for the comment about the electric box Derek - both Moira and Bill have mentioned it, so I think it will have to go! As you know, I'd rather somebody told me than not.... so thanks again!

Last Modified By AnnChown at 18 Jun 2012 - 7:52 PM

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:55 PM

Doesn't mrswoolybill analyse an image so well.....I have to go along with her comments completely.
I myself am not so sure about the recessed electrical box......whilst it might draw the eye, it's somewhat insecure state does fit in with the general dilapidation of the property, and is not a distraction for me.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 18 Jun 2012 - 7:57 PM

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:57 PM


Quote: Doesn't mrswoolybill analyse an image so well.....I have to go along with her comments completely.
Ronnie.

Absolutely - in a nutshell every time! Smile

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
18 Jun 2012 - 8:06 PM

Superb composition, colours, textures and of course the little girl. Excellent.

John

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 8:16 PM

Fantastic and great capture indeed,Like the textures, tonesand and brilliant detail in this one,
saeid

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 8:21 PM

I'm with Ronnie on this one, Ann. The inclusion of a person in an image almost always becomes the focus of the image, especially one so beguiling as this girl. The hole here makes very little impact apart from, as stated, to re-inforce the bad state of repair of the building.

Dave

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Len1950
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18 Jun 2012 - 8:47 PM

Wonderful composition with superb textures and showing life as it is, top shot Ann.

Len

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 8:52 PM

Ann leave the electrical box. I like tension, uncertainty!
Moira

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 9:12 PM

100 %

and the electric connection stays---this is Cuba!

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Michaela_Solway
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18 Jun 2012 - 9:20 PM

Wonderful textures coming through Ann, with the lovely human touch again which makes it's so appealing.. What fuse box? WinkWink

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54239 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 9:36 PM

Perfect. Your pics of Cuba could seriously belong in a magazine Ann. All excellent.
Chris

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sweetpea62
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18 Jun 2012 - 9:43 PM

What a lovely image Ann,great capture..Lin

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 - 9:50 PM

Another fantastic capture Ann. The faded colours of the tattered building and the expression on the little girl peeping out give such a sense of the place.
Vivien

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franken
franken e2 Member 113061 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 10:04 PM

Excellent capture Ann, I'm also drawn to the hole in the wall!


Ken

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mikbee
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18 Jun 2012 - 10:19 PM

Another excellent bit of grot Ann,
and that includes the electrical box !!
Super shot.
Mick.

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netta1234
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18 Jun 2012 - 10:37 PM

Super image with good colour and texture
Netta

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 10:51 PM

excellent. The girl's look between curiosity and caution! The compsosion and the wonderful textures.. could you ask for more!

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fentiger
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18 Jun 2012 - 11:02 PM

A truly superb image ~ totally envious.

Albert

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nonur
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19 Jun 2012 - 1:04 AM

Exceptional and wonderful in every aspect and it includes the fuse box. However what impresses me most is the contrast between the aged worn out house with all the signs of wear and the very young girl looking out of the doorway. A thought provoking image with a hint of irony. It deserves all the awards, Ann!

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CarolG
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19 Jun 2012 - 6:11 AM

A wonderful composition, Ann, a super expression you have captured on her face, and I like her toes peeping out from the bottom of the door Smile Carol

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Rock
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19 Jun 2012 - 7:25 AM

A great grab shot .

Simply Wonderful.

Rock

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barbarahirst
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19 Jun 2012 - 7:33 AM

delightful ... all these images from Cuba have been wonderful .Keep them coming!

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 9:06 AM

What a good capture. Lovely composition, colours and textures.
Carole

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MartPics
MartPics  8 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 - 9:09 AM

Fantastic shot Ann, well done, Awarded!

Martin.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 9:25 AM

BRILLIANTLY captured, Ann, with the kid framed so beautifully by all those colours and textures.

Wonderful timing and shot SmileSmileSmileSmile

Andrew

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 9:43 AM

A scene we would have taken for granted not that long ago in this country, but we have moved along a pace, whereas Cuba has been caught in a time lock by circumstances not always of their own doing.
Castro and his regime and a large chunk of American fear of the communist at the door has held the nation back at least half a century.
I like the inclusion of the hole it adds a balance to the composition which would change the image totally if not there.

Have another tree to your collection my friend.

Dougie

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 10:25 AM

How on earth did you manage to get a little girl to answer the door? superb image Ann
all this series need to go into a book!!!
Lillian

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danbrann
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19 Jun 2012 - 11:33 AM

Wonderful Ann. Such a tremendous image.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 2:30 PM

Absolutely charming, and the comments have been interesting to read. I'll sit on the fence with regard to the electric box.

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19 Jun 2012 - 4:00 PM


Quote: Absolutely charming, and the comments have been interesting to read. I'll sit on the fence with regard to the electric box.

... and you're on the Critique Team Pamela!! SmileSmile

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 5:28 PM

No fence sitting here, the hole in the wall should stay. Unless someone is trying to sell the building . . .
jon

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 5:55 PM

What a smashing image Ann, and very in keeping with all your other shots from what must've been a wonderful Holiday. The comp' and colour are lovely, and the little Girls expression really make the picture what it is. Well done.

John Smile

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Fefe
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19 Jun 2012 - 9:27 PM

Great image! very well doneGrin
Diane

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19 Jun 2012 - 10:07 PM

Ann, this shot is a masterpiece. It has so much going for it -- most of all it tells a story. I also really like your composition here as well.
-=\Walter

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
20 Jun 2012 - 8:37 AM

Splendid in every way *****
Cor.

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20 Jun 2012 - 1:59 PM

Had to vote for this one !!!Grin

Pam

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20 Jun 2012 - 8:50 PM

Another wonderful image Ann - you are so good at capturing these.
Jason

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21 Jun 2012 - 11:26 PM

Excellent street photography Ann, this is another fine addition to this fascinating series on Cuba

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nicedayout
22 Jun 2012 - 2:43 PM

Looks great love the timing. Jamie

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