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Cuba again. For one tourist peso, about 70p, you get a willing model. This man was very agreeable, friendly and let me shoot for a few minutes from various angles. He even moved out of the direct sun for me.
One CUC (tourist peso) amounts to about two days government pay in local Cuban currency. It seems that all workers, doctor or lorry drivers get about the same pay, the equivalent of about US $15 a month.
They seem a very happy bunch and get excellent health care and education.
Thanks for looking

Camera:Fujifilm X-E1
Lens:XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Jan 2013 - 7:59 PM
Focal Length:48.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/55sec
Exposure Comp:+0.33
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Cuban Cigar
Username:iancrowson iancrowson
Uploaded:26 Feb 2013 - 12:16 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
VS Mode Rating 99 (33.33% won)
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Voters:johnke · barbarahirst · johnlw · NewDay · morpheus1955 · djh698 · NaturesHaven · Alan_Baseley · EAS · christinecilia · pollisher · SammyRatFan · Alda · pamelajean · Fefe · youmightlikethis · richmowil · widtink · Take-a-View · silverfoxey ·
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johnke  2223 forum posts15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 12:49 PM

A superb PJ/Portrait,very well exposed with all the detail. I love the way you composed the Cigar, well done..John

djh698  112993 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 2:03 PM

excellent exposure


great shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

pamelajean Critique Team 9941 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1763 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 5:13 PM

What an obliging model! I think it would have been great if he had lit the cigar, but it's a super portrait as it is.
You might want to put a "b" in your title, Ian.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 26 Feb 2013 - 5:14 PM

Hi Ian, If it was not from you, that I had seen this man before, I must tell you, he is very often photographed and despite smoking(?) a cigar as big as a limousine, he still refuses to die. Venceremos.

widtink  3406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 7:54 PM

This is great Ian his stubbly face and the diagonal of that big cigar do it for me !! Well done Wink


18 Jul 2013 - 2:50 PM

Fanatastic advert for Cuban Cigars, but perhaps not PC for us in the UK? It's interesting on the pay structure, models are really cheap then! The Guy and the BG work really great in this Image. Well done, I bet you had a great experience in Cuba Ian. I'm jealous! James Wink

Last Modified By silverfoxey at 18 Jul 2013 - 2:52 PM
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