While walking the streets of Havana, its fairly easy to capture scenes just like this one. So if you're into people photos and cute children, this is your place to visit.
If you're wondering who the little girl is posing for, its an easy guess. My girlfriend Tosca is off to the right taking the girls photo :)
I swarmed in to capture the moment from a different angle. There wasn't much time to adjust the camera setting to my choosing, I had to snap it off quickly.
Hope you like it
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jjcordier (77870) 2014-04-13 23:44
Une très jolie scène de rue parfaitement mise en image par tes soins.
emka (82638) 2014-04-13 23:54
hello Craig, Nice everyday life scene from Havana. Cute girl and proud mother. Picturesque colourful walls of the house.
I am back from georgia. You would like it, many abandoned or just in bad state houses, old cars but different than in Cuba) and interesting life scenes.
Warm regrads MAlgo
kasianowak (7321) 2014-04-14 1:32
Brilliant street life shot - you created an iconic image of Cuba. The expressions on both the little girl's and the mother's faces are priceless.
Love the muted colours and the signs of dilapidation so well captured.
Nicou (126366) 2014-04-14 2:28
quelle scène et vue sueprbe iamge et ocm po avec la dame et son enfant elle est chou la petite tout en blanc quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe.
Bravoe et amitié
taypejka (1645) 2014-04-14 2:46
Yes, I definately like this happy moment when the girl and her mom or grandmom (difficult to say) are both smiling and seem to enjoy meeting with you and your girlfriend.
Once I'd love to visit Cuba and stroll in Havana's streets.
What is the condition of the old buildings in the old part of Havana, are they being renovated? I've heard from some travellers that they are slovely getting into ruins and that I should rush to see old Havana.
wish you a good day
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-14 3:15
this is irresistible. Love the look on the mother's face, something that any parent can identify with. A candid and beautiful study that is both captivating and full of innocent charm. Execution flawless as always.
Have a great week - B.
mjw364 (7512) 2014-04-14 3:43
Just goes to show - street photography is never easy when you have a partner with you! That's why I am an anti-social photographer - "I want to be alone" when I take shots!
Nice capture from daily life and I'm sure the little girl will be on the catwalk one day!
snunney (87360) 2014-04-14 3:59
The little girl strikes a coquettish pose watched by her proud mother. Well taken and nicely presented street image.
Cricri (109735) 2014-04-14 4:48
Toute mignonne avec sa jolie tenue blanche, une future top modèle :-) j'aime l'expression fier et heureuse de la maman, une image touchante qui fait plaisir a voir, très belle réalisation
Sergiom (64047) 2014-04-14 4:54
Une très belle scène de la vie quotidienne de l'endroit. J'ai souvent eu l'impression que les gens vivaient sur le trottoir et surtout j'ai toujours vu les enfants sourire ou rire.
jhm (141985) 2014-04-14 5:25
I thought first at India but this is a picture out of South Amerika.
A lovely daily life picture with a very proud mother with a daugthe with a lovely smile.
Technical excellent taken
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
saxo042 (37596) 2014-04-14 8:01
A very pleasant picture with happy and smiling persons. Here it is also interesting to see all the beautiful colours along the walls, must have been a long time since they had a new layer of paint. But the effect here is very attractive.
dkmurphys (50748) 2014-04-14 10:03
Attractive scene from the street. They sure are more relaxed than us...living the life...
Enjoy a good week.
holmertz (43289) 2014-04-14 10:43
What! Do you mean that this was such a quick snap shot that you didn't even have time to use the tripod? :-)
It was a great idea to have your girlfriend distracting the little girl so you could have this spontaneous shot. I love the laid-back atmosphere here. It makes me think of places in India or Vietnam, just that people look different there. I really love the colors of these faded walls.
All the best,
rbassin (19195) 2014-04-14 12:04
une scène agréable à observer et sympathique.
C'est bien fait
jcpix (13724) 2014-04-14 16:30
Now it makes sense, no wonder you like to travel with your girlfriend...you end up with this kind of opportunity! lol
This little girl looks to be having a great time posing for Tosca, which has allowed you to snap a completely candid shot, and one which included her mother with a smile as well...you got the double bonus. Having a niece about the same age, I can't help but smile myself thinking she would be doing the exact same thing, hamming it up for the camera. :)
A terrific daily life shot which portrays the local personality, another in a great line of character appeal. You've done a great job bringing out the cultural aspects of Havana in a fun and enjoyable manner.
On the technical side of things, I can't get enough of those decaying, colorful and textured walls. Love 'em! Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take care up there.
Cheers from the sandbox,
worldcitizen (7321) 2014-04-14 18:05
Here's another great slice of daily life in Havana. As always, the colors and bit of decay add charm to the scene. Even though the little girl is the one posing, the woman also makes a nice subject.
abmdsudi (44966) 2014-04-14 19:31
Three gen between them! I love the totally candid nature of most of the people shots - it makes me feel like I've had a chance to look at real life here. Cleverly observed and composed as we are also drawn to colours of this small area in such a relaxed simple life and this is particularly descriptive, a charming old time scene really does encapsulate Cuban life. An image full of colour and interest.
..all the adjectives are out for this one.
Great work Craig
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-04-14 22:44
This little girl is certainly strutting her stuff, with her proud mum looking on.
Great capture love the colours.
ikeharel (60431) 2014-04-15 1:39
Happy kid to be in a photo, already has a "model" styled pose, Craig.
a big smile gave to you both - and a lovely moment caught. Even her mother was glad and content with it.
willperrett (7676) 2014-04-15 2:57
Great informal street portrait. The inclusion of the mother was an important decision, and both expressions are priceless. The distressed old wall ain't bad either.
CLODO (31172) 2014-04-15 3:56
superb street photography with the mum looking at her cute daughter in a cool attitude, and we can also see the faded walls where the paint has gone long ago.
gildasjan (41942) 2014-04-15 10:16
Les couleurs passées du mer de cet habitat donnent une excellente touche à cette image.Les sourires laissent paraitre un peu de bonheur dans ce décor.
chawax (19570) 2014-04-16 11:32
A funny street scene, this little girl looks malicious ! I love the beautiful textures of the wall too, it is exactly what I imagine I could see in Cuba !
Silvio1953 (126930) 2014-04-16 11:57
Ciao Craig, nice scene, lovely composition with cute smiling child, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (54173) 2014-04-19 5:29
I hope you're not working too hard on your nightshift and that the Easter Bunny brings you and T some nice chokkies. This little gal is full of personality, I love how she's striking a pose, doing her best Blue Steel. And the way the mum happily looks on is very sweet too. Excellent double portrait, great street photography. Have a great Easter, see you in a week or so :)
Glint (6171) 2014-04-22 15:43
sorry, I've not been keeping up with your photos but glad to catch up with this one. Besides the cute kid I like the colours, light and architectural detail. Nicely composed too despite it being a quickie.
adores (39250) 2014-05-12 15:05
It's a nice scene and she seems to be having great fun posing for the camera. I like your pov and the old walls really make the photo much better.
Miguel82 (25513) 2015-05-21 18:00
It is a type of photo I really like Craig, it merely displays the people daily life, the mother was sitting in front of her house in La Havana along with her daughter playing in the street
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (58920)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-08
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-13 23:30