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Following the Revolution in 1959 Cuba has achieved a lot. One of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world, one of the highest literacy rates and the people seem to be a happy if poor.

Comments, advice and mods welcome.
My aim with these images of Cuba was to capture the decay of once grand buildings and the basic life of the locals away from the tourist areas.
Comments and suggestions with this aim in mind would be particularly helpful.
All the pic are framed to end up with an A4 print format.
Thanks
Ian

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm X-E1
Lens:XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Jan 2013 - 8:36 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/240sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:After The Revolucion
Username:iancrowson iancrowson
Uploaded:4 Feb 2013 - 9:33 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
4 Feb 2013 - 9:40 AM

Excellent photo Ian !!Grin

bcawood
bcawood  2 South Africa
4 Feb 2013 - 9:44 AM

Cool Photo journalism, well done Smile

Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 10:04 AM

Well strangely enough Ian, I was only very recently thinking about some ultra modern shots that I had seen which defied the general rule of 'sort of walking into a frame rather than out of it' and how when overdone they can seem to be designed in that manner rather than being just a small amout out which looks like an error of composition. This is an example that I was considering to be modern (even though we aren't) and very acceptable. There is a nice balance between the advertising and the guy walking so well done.
One little thing, I would prefer to see the top of the wall parrallel to the frame edge, this would most probably also make the RH end pillar erect which would save any adjustment being made there.

Another nice one from your visit.

Frank

iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom128 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 11:08 AM

Guys,Thanks for your comments.

Frank
I'm pleased you find it ok that he is walking out of the shot. The area to the left was a building rather than part of the poster.
Maybe it's a bit symbolic, following the revolution!
I took this from the car window, very doubtful neighbourhood, people were taking notice of us.
Easy to drag the rh corner.
Ian

Mike43
Mike43 e2 Member 3Mike43 vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 4:49 PM

Hi Ian.
Still out on the subject of Walking Out, but apart the top part of the photo (have uploaded Mod???) mind you I am forgetting about the A4 size, it is a nice street life sort of picture.
Mike.

paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom845 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 5:38 PM

I would prefer him the other way round, but not critical. I would crop along the top of the wall, removing that bit of general background which I find myself looking at.

Paul

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 7:22 PM

Another nice shot Ian , i agree with Paul in removing the clutter above the wall. I think the fact he is walking away from the poster is very symbolic and therefore spot on Smile

Rod

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