|While on the same political message theme, here's another in my bad Spanish:|
"Don't forget to practice Photoshop!"
Sunday, 1 May 2016
Saturday, 30 April 2016
|I liked the composition and the foreshortening of perspective produced by a 300mm tele lens. |
But it was a bit 'busy' in the background.
Friday, 29 April 2016
Thursday, 28 April 2016
|Onward, towards victory!|
This is probably the most common catch cry seen across the island nation.
According to some sources it was used by Comondante Che in one of his many political speeches.
|"This people's revolution is invincible"|
|A simple message: el jefe (the boss) gets about and spreads the good word, this time in Cienfuegos province|
|One of my all time favourite political posters. |
Can't argue with this one: Fatherland, or death.
Short and to the point...
|Something that few visitors to Cuba can argue against|
Blockade: the largest genocide in historyThe Cubans endure, despite the blockade, but the question remains: how much better off will they be when the USA stops meddling in their lives?
|Commander in chargeNo question as to who is the boss in Cuba...|
|Part of a revolutionary posted seen in the Museo de la Revolution, Havana|
I snapped this mural - painted up the side of a four-story apartment building before I realised it was modelled from a famous photo of Castro in action during the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.
|Socialism: the only guarantee of being free and independant|
|Another great street poster of El Che, this time in Baracoa, Eastern Cuba|
|Here's a Jose Fuster mural featuring Guevara and Raul Castro|
|Post revolution, indeed, post Soviet era, Cuba found a staunch ally in the form of Hugo Chavez. |
Here's Che and Chavez immortalised in a street mural by Havana street artist Jose Fuster
|Ernesto Che Guevara given something of the Andy Warhol style image treatment|
|Cuban flag seen through the balcony windows of the Museo de la Revolucion|
|Sensationalist poster depicting Fidel Castro waving to the joyous crowds in Havana who have just learned that Battista, the Cuban president has fled the country|
|Close up of that same poster in the M de la Revolution|
|Cienfuegos and CastroOutside the same revolutionary office|
Castro jumping off his tank during the infamous Bay of Pigs invasion by CIA backed Cuban exiles
|Seen in Havana just after President Obama's visit to Cuba|
Perhaps this poster herald's a new era in International relations
|An interesting and very pertinent poster in the Museo de la Revolution. |
Cretin's Corner pokes fun at the capitalist aspirations of Battista, Reagan, Bush senior and Junior...
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
|Even in the 30 mins or so before real dusk, you'll find the light has deeper, richer qualities, long shadows and great visual appeal...|
|I was just a few minutes late for this 'early' evening shot - the brighter sun rays had already deadened off the church tower - but the warmth of the colours and that lovely ambiance still permeated the scene nicely.|
|Here's the same spot (in single frame HDR format - the one above is a three frame HDR) shot at 11pm. |
The incandescent and mercury vapour (?) type lighting add little to the ambiance of the street scene...