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By ARJones
Had the opportunity to go to Cuba this February on business. Not much free time but did manage to wander some of the backstreets of old Havana where I got this shot.

The street was pretty dirty and this figure in his cell/house attracted my attention. This is my first ever attempt at conversion to mono (managed to get CS2 last month!). Thought it would suit the subject.

Think Iam generally switched on but computers do my head in...that said I am pleased at the overall effect.



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Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: BEVZED, Richardtyrrelllandscapes, xinia and 40 more

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Great mono shot.


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cameracat 15 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
8 Sep 2007 10:38PM
Great mono, good subject, definitely switched on, I'd say........Super job all round...Smile
Diana 12 2.0k 19 Netherlands
8 Sep 2007 10:39PM
a real image.... that is quite some door to be locked uo behind

magicbox 13 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2007 10:40PM
So Good..
DaveU 13 1.4k 125 England
8 Sep 2007 11:09PM
Doorway, figure and surrounding stonework are superb, but personally I'd crop off the left most third of the image and straighten up the verticals slightly. A very fine image though.
User_Removed 15 16 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2007 11:25PM
some great textures and the figure in the doorway is excellent.

9 Sep 2007 12:01AM
it is a very good mono shot.

Dee Smile
ARJones 12 103 3 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2007 3:40PM
Thanks for the feedback. DaveU really appreciate the mod (1st one I've had done!) I like it .... you are quite right about the verticals but I was in a hurry and as a newcomer to photoshop I was unable to sort it quickly.


bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
9 Sep 2007 5:16PM
just great
NevP 14 853 13 Canada
9 Sep 2007 6:30PM
Nice job, thought provoking image, prefer the wider crop.
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4033 Canada
10 Sep 2007 1:58AM
Nice shot, loaded a mod as a suggestion.

ARJones 12 103 3 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2007 3:52AM
Thanks for the mod - nice alternative. Appreciate you taking the time to do it.


imagio 13 12 1 England
10 Sep 2007 9:12AM
Superb mono.

riprap007 15 1.6k 37 England
10 Sep 2007 9:16AM
very strong image, also think DaveU's mod is spot on, brings out all the potentials to this very sucessfully
stevenb Plus
16 268 7 England
12 Sep 2007 10:02AM
Thats good it works well.

Happy RC

proz 15 205 United States
16 Sep 2007 3:11AM
excellent shot
park my ferret 15 1.0k United Kingdom
6 Nov 2007 2:23PM
great image - I went to cuba a couple of months ago and loved it - got some great stuff.

electricsoup 13 30 England
8 Jan 2008 11:49AM
good shot
10 Jul 2008 12:03AM
janehewitt 16 215 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2008 11:43AM
Composition is excellent and this works well in B&w jane
17 Nov 2008 3:45AM
jonathanbp 11 99 Thailand
5 Jan 2009 3:50AM
Superb mono - Jonathan

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