Back to Trinidad, a UNESCO world heritage site in Cuba. The pace of life is slow with various animal- and human-powered transport on the cobbled streets in the motorized traffic-free zone that is the heart of the old town. Cuba has had a turbulent modern history and an American embargo (blockade) still exists making it hard for US citizens to travel to Cuba, and restricting trade. I heard rumours that this might be lifted soon.
I thought that this picture illustrated life in Trindad. Not many tourists at that time of year to get in the way!
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ChrisJ (91286) 2012-03-21 3:33
A good daily life scene of the traditional horse & cart from Cuba. I like the back & sidelighting from the top right. Good shadow detail & well composed. Excellent textural details in the cobblestones & the 2 women at left animate the scene. Tfs!
lousat (64197) 2012-03-21 3:39
Hi Ann,we post a pic from the same place today...eheheh..beautiful daily life scene from this open air musem of Trinidad,great timing to take the scene and excellent details and colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
SnapRJW (23656) 2012-03-21 3:47
Hello Ann - Life in the slow lane looks very attractive and peaceful. Not too much to do, stand a gossip while the horse drawn vehicle passes by. Gorgeous sunny colours and a lovely DL shot. Warm regards Rosemary
tyro (15711) 2012-03-21 4:06
It looks as though May was the perfect time of year to visit this wonderful place if only because it seems devoid of tourists.
Life in the slow lane indeed - just my perfect pace of life! Perfect composition, the diagonal of the road and pavement passing by the colourful houses. Two ladies talking probably about nothing in particular and the cart with its forlorn looking horse and driver making no effort to hurry along the cobblestones.
Perfect exposure, lovely colours and excellent detail and sharpness. A perfect snapshot of this place and an interesting note too.
Nard (6915) 2012-03-21 4:52
Timeless picture of a quiet life, people talking in the shade, old cart and typical colors. Beautiful scene of life.
Sergiom (45441) 2012-03-21 5:54
On en voit beaucoup dans les petits villages cubains ainsi que des bicyclettes. Le moment est bien capté et les couleurs sont belles.
ciakgiak (30383) 2012-03-21 6:23
Queste sono scene rubate al quotidiano, che arrivano da luoghi lontani dai nostri e proprio per questo molto interessanti. La foto è molto bella, il soggetto davvero carino, tecnicamente perfetta. Un caro saluto.
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-03-21 6:24
Ola Ann ,
Uma bela cena de vida diária em Cuba com este homem nesta corroça nesta rua de pedra , gostei da cor da fachada da casa bem alegre , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
chrisvek (6995) 2012-03-21 6:52
Hi Ms Ann,
Wonderful image of daily life,with very nice tones.Very right saturation.TFS
Enjoy your day,
dkmurphys (42493) 2012-03-21 6:54
Lovely colors and a simple daily life scene. Good work, enjoy a fine afternoon.
dta (56664) 2012-03-21 7:30
Hello Ann ,
It seems that the time has stopped in this town . Architecture , paved streets , way of transportation ... only the women's clothes are modern .
I should like to dicovert it .
krzychu30 (12689) 2012-03-21 9:08
beautiful daily-life scene from Cuba.Nice to see there is something more then just hasty life and pursuit of money in Europe.I love the tranquil atmosphere of this composition.Excellent work!
claudeD (26964) 2012-03-21 10:50
excellent daily life scenery from Cuba with an excellent composition and fine fresh colors.Very well seen and done.I like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
holmertz (31302) 2012-03-21 11:21
This looks a bit like an outdoor museum, but obviously it's a real town with real people living real lives. You have captured the slow and seemingly restful atmosphere very well. The colours are very nice and the light is well handled. I have a feeling that life here is not quite as easy as it may seem.
cornejo (22530) 2012-03-21 11:23
Hello friend Ann, a lovely photo of this everyday scene, very pretty and excellent image with wonderful light, well composed and performed with technical expertise. Great job with beauty and quality, congratulations. Good night and happy week. Tfs.
Jeppo (17635) 2012-03-21 11:54
I like this colourful shot. I can feel the Cuban warmth...
I think you could have also turned it into black&white, leaving the sunglasses of one of the women as the only trace of modernity...
dip (22130) 2012-03-21 12:00
nice capture of the daily life scene,it' really beautiful and peaceful,
I like the details,thanks for sharing!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-21 12:02
a splendid daily life photo with beautiful composition and lovely details, peaceful and nostalgic atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
diomed (13926) 2012-03-21 12:40
delicious daily life scene captured in Cuba. I like teh posture and the expression of the 2 ladies and the man with hors in FG. Lovely texture of the pavement, excellent POV and sharp.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-03-21 13:01
Very nice capture, very colored, with an excellent light.
vasilpro (40557) 2012-03-21 15:00
Wonderful daily life composition, beautiful street scene from Cuba, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, excellent POV, very nice framework, TfS!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
jjcordier (67226) 2012-03-22 1:22
Jolie scène de vie dans la rue que tu as capturée là!Lumière et couleurs agréables.
Miguel82 (14464) 2012-03-22 3:44
Une image d'un autre temps, d'une autre époque dans cette ville à l'atmosphere coloniale que je connais bien. Superbe photo a bientôt Miguel
jester5 (1785) 2012-03-22 7:11
Lovely colours and textures Ann and an interesting subject.Love the way you paint with the camera.
sacimar (25969) 2012-03-22 7:31
this is an interesting good image of Cuba, I like the scene with the women talking and the chart passing by, well seen,
abmdsudi (32505) 2012-03-22 7:31
The bright colors somehow drags the eyes in and the pace of life is reflected vividly here. The gossiping ladies are real bonus complimenting the main interest. A charming street scene full of character and unique only to Cuba. Excellent moment registered when the light quality is at its premium. Congrats.
yquem46 (35368) 2012-03-22 12:14
Quite in agreement with how I imagine Cuba !
Colorful and luminous image of daily life
CLODO (26450) 2012-03-22 13:23
Good street life picture, well framed, with colorfull walls and an amazing pavement of stone.
mesutilgim (73024) 2012-03-22 14:24
Very nice capture from Trinidad.
A typical daily life scenery with good pov and good layout.
Nice framing and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
bertolucci (13351) 2012-03-22 14:27
A delightfully captured slice of Cuban life. Graeat details: the cart, the women having a chat, the orange on one of them.... The timing is spot on and lov' that local colour & light.
And I appreciated the title too.
Best regards from Rotterdam,
baddori (19133) 2012-03-23 0:54
Colore e ambiente.
Modelli nati i cubani e una routine di vita che ha preservato un mondo dal volto "umano".
Una lezione di vita e la tua di fotografia.
jemaflor (74044) 2012-03-23 9:51
Well composed this shot with a good capture of this daily scene, well the position of the horse and the two people, good light management also.
patdeph (35744) 2012-03-24 6:45
a nice village, where the life seems to be be very quiet.I like very much the horse with the carriage,and the stones of the road.The colors are beautiful, and the scene is very well framed.
Sonata11 (31239) 2012-03-24 13:48
what a lovely and charming scene of daily life image wonderfully executed with fantastic POV, DOF, beautiful vivid colors, sharpness, fantastic and marvellous picture. I love it this calm moody place. Perfectly well done. Awesome !!!
All the best and have a nice WE,
bukitgolfb301 (32638) 2012-03-24 17:02
Hello my dear Ann
Sorry for my usual late reaction to you, as I am so busy weekday.
This is my favorite great wonderful shot!
Perfect postcard, smelling the breeze from middle America. Horiozontal cropped framework via panfocus appraoch is so nice and comfortable. Marvelous tasetful color with good daylight indeed!
Sharp and clear presentation is as usual.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good Sunday!
Takero in warm Tokyo
InasiaJones (30028) 2012-03-24 21:23
A very attractive scene, a shot I would like to have in my own gallery.
The cobbled street, the old walls and the carriage bring a timeless impression. The image also conveys a peaceful mood, where the word stress probably doesn't exist.
The light is soft and so are the contrasts. I like the angle of view, the integral shadow of the carriage (uncut) and the warm colours.
gildasjan (39558) 2012-03-25 10:34
Une très bonne orientation de la lumière pour ce cavalier et sa petite charrette.Une scène de vie simple très bien rendue dans cette image.La couleur ocre des murs donne tout son caractère à cette réalisation.
siolaw (37642) 2012-03-25 23:47
A good capture of the daily life moment, apparently at quite a slow pace!
The framing and POV gave a good angle to the road and carriage, adding dynamism to the scene.
Cricri (92185) 2012-03-26 10:06
Une scéne tranquille de ce monsieur sur ce chemin de pierres, les filles faisant la causettes, et de jolies couleurs des façades, beau moment capturer
aliabazari (10282) 2012-03-29 10:07
Very beautiful and well documented. Integration of traditional and modern life. Young woman with a new cover and an older woman with a simple cover.
Chariot, with car tires. Well done.
Angshu (52890) 2012-04-02 21:17
Very nice daily shot! I didn't know Trinidad was a part of Cuba, always thought it a part of Trinidad & Tobago (blame it on cricket :-))
Life is slow & it shows from the pace of the horse. The diagonal disposition enhances the depth. Nice colours in good light!
skippy007 (12504) 2012-04-05 17:26
Hello Ann, Just read this morning in our local paper that there are quite a few immigrants from Cuba settling in our area, now I get to see this lovely image. Beautiful daily life scene captured in good colour & detail. The main element here is interesting & well supported by the two women. Beautiful image, compliments
lregoli (431) 2012-10-02 2:40
Wonderful capture of just a moment in the life of these people. The natural look of all of them and the contrast of the colors create a magnificent and powerful image. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing,