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After The Revolucion

By iancrowson  
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.

Tags: Photo journalism Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
4 Feb 2013 9:40AM
Excellent photo Ian !!Grin

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4 Feb 2013 9:44AM
Cool Photo journalism, well done Smile
Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 10:04AM
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.

iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 11:08AM
Guys,Thanks for your comments.

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.
Mike43 7 18 21 England
4 Feb 2013 4:49PM
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.
paulbroad 10 123 1238 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 5:38PM
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.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
4 Feb 2013 7:22PM
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


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