A street cleaner-lady in siesta in Santiago de Cuba.
Santiago de Cuba, located 870km south-east of Havana, is the second largest city in Cuba.
The city was founded by Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar in 1514. This was the starting point of the expeditions to the coasts of Mexico in 1518, and to Florida in 1538. From 1522 until 1589 Santiago was the capital of the Spanish colony of Cuba.
The city experienced an influx of French immigrants in the late 18th century and early 19th century, many coming from Haiti after the Haitian slave revolt of 1791. This added to the city's eclectic cultural mix, already rich with Spanish and African culture.
Spanish troops faced their main defeat here in 1898, during the Spanish-American War. Spain later surrendered to the United States after the destruction of its Atlantic fleet just outside Santiago's harbor.
Santiago de Cuba was also the city where the Cuban revolution broke out and Fidel Castro proclaimed the victory of the Cuban Revolution from a balcony on Santiago de Cuba's city hall in 1959.
Corrected the axis, applied local brightness, increased sharpness.
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janneman (2482) 2010-07-27 3:14
Supperb title in this composition of subtile colours.
macondo (18551) 2010-07-27 6:11
Terrific daily life photo, so well balanced and so natural. Everything seems in harmony. I love the bright red shorts and the broom lying idle. Very well captured textures and light. Your small gallery is very impressive, so far! I hope you enjoy TE.
yquem46 (38382) 2010-07-27 10:17
Welcome to TE and congrats for your 4 shots in your gallery
This is the one that like best, so far
keep posting good ones
abulafia (4900) 2010-07-27 23:12
Not many critiques for such a beautiful shot!
A really great composition.
sayeed_rahman (6031) 2010-07-28 8:02
the framing could be better, intent right, execution off..love the colours here, goes well with the mood of the subject
Bartleby (13528) 2010-08-07 14:17
great portrait. I love the stark contrast with the textures wall. The broom is positioned perfectly within the frame and the attitude of this woman is quite natural. Well done!
nszeretlek (1199) 2010-10-11 14:03
Hi Erdem ,
The decisive moment is what stands out the most in there ...I do love the way you have frozen that piece of daily life reality with all its warmth , human feeling , cultural hue and dramatism in the sense of dereliction , crumbling reality that seems by moments unbearable ...Just the detail that maybe i would not have not saturated the colours and on the contrary i would have opted for soothing , somehow , the high contrast you applied ,just with the motif of getting a softer visual effect ...
I repeat , i do love your picture !
Tesserkur ederim ,
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3885)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-01-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 1000FN, Canon EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 III USM, Kodak EPC 100
- Exposure: f/5.6
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-27 1:59
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