This is from the city of Trinidad, on the south or Caribbean coast of Cuba. This shows the bright colours of the buildings, making this a very photogenic place. The orange building is the Palacio Brunet, which is now the home of the Museo Romantico. The old centre of Trinidad is not too large, and can be seen in a few hours, but it's well worth the visit because it's like going through a time warp. The town was a centre of the sugar industry, with over 50 sugar mills located in the vallies nearby. With the decline of the sugar industry the town went into decline and stagnated for about 100 years. It's now undergoing an impressive restoration (still a long way to go before complete though) and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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PJE (20758) 2007-02-12 20:13
Well I can just see you taking a walk and when you came around the corner your eyes opened up to this wonderful view with the colorful columns and the blue and green background. This makes for a very interesting composition. I love it. I am glad you took this trip down to Cuba Alvin. The photos are excellent! Cheers!
AROBN54 (11475) 2007-02-12 20:48
Oh, wow. This is a beautiful shot, Alvin. The colors are the first thing to catch the eye, but I love the composition, too by being able to see the other colors and buildings through that walkway. The detail is superb. Wonderful!! Best wishes,
danielswalsh (13599) 2007-02-12 20:51
Welcome back Alvin!
How was your trip? Gone for long?
Nice compo and exposure- but what really does it for me are the colors in this shot. True colors- rich, bright and bold.
Nice one Alvin- good to have you back!
singuanti (15250) 2007-02-12 22:16
Hi Alvin. I can tell you're having fun with the rich colors all over the place down there. You've got good depth with the nice repeating pillars not to mention the excellent play of light and shadows. Very nicely done Alvin.
JPlumb (3159) 2007-02-12 23:52
Hi Alvin, rich red green and blue all in the same shot. Very nicely seen and captured.
Ann75 (0) 2007-02-13 0:12
Beautiful shot with a great perspective. The light is amazing and this brings out all the wonderful details. This is really a unique place and it's great that you share this with us. Excellent composition and colours! Well done, Alvin!
MikiM (1924) 2007-02-13 1:06
I love this saturated colors. I like that the details are excellent everywhere in the shadowed area too.
How was Cuba? I'm afraid when the old leader will leave his nation, the country will change totally.
Dpbours (222) 2007-02-13 2:27
Very nice contrast in colours with the yellow/brown on a background of blue and green.
I also appreciate the explanation written, since it makes me understand a bit of the history in the picture. Reading the explanation, you can paint a picture in your head how this must have looked 50 years ago.
Thanks for sharing this!
RGatward (20086) 2007-02-13 3:19
Striking arrangement of buildings, and useful having the woman there for scale, they look quite a bit smaller than they really are.
ChrisJ (117783) 2007-02-13 5:40
Wonderful saturated colour & good repetition of the columns. Excellent sharpness, perspective & pov. Tfc!
PixelTerror (0) 2007-02-13 5:58
Nice arcades here, I was thinking it looks really empty and possibly people were all attending a 4 hours long Fidel speech on TV but finally I spotted the woman ! I like the arcades and the diversity of colors displayed, especially the light green in the far end looks top, it must be a joy for a photographer to explore this town !
Have a nice day,
Fis2 (106322) 2007-02-13 6:43
Interesting composition. Good frame and perspective. I like the colors and light. Curious place. Well done.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-02-13 12:31
I agree, its al about the colours and nice little patterns. You have beautiful lateral light to play with and it has come out very well.
With Greetings from India
Philippe (11836) 2007-02-13 16:10
Hi, Alvin. The vivid colours make this picture very lively. You've used the arcade very well to create perspective and an excellent depth in your picture. The woman leaning on the wall is an interesting element in your composition. Excellent light.
robiuk (10807) 2007-02-13 16:37
Great colourful shot and well chosen POV!
Good details in shadow and inclusion of the woman cooling off in a shadow, to get a better idea of the size of the building painted blue.
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2007-02-13 18:17
I like the shadows of the columns, they create a special feeling to the shot :)
capthaddock (28790) 2007-02-13 18:29
Hi Alvin - quite a pastel heaven, the streets are remarkably free of trash and debris for what I preconceive to be a tropical 3rd world country, this must be the already restored part of town.
vesalius (861) 2007-02-13 19:56
Hey Alvin, I'm tuning in every day waiting for more Cuba photos. Once again, the colours here are rich and vibrant. The compoision, although a little unusual, works well here as the colunmns divide the colours nicely.
Take care and I can't wait until tomorrow.
Jeweller (4) 2007-02-13 21:14
Very nice shot. Beautiful colours and good composition.
excited (143) 2007-02-13 22:37
pleasing comp, love the colors , this place would an amazing place to be with a camera with all the colors, thanks scott
danyy (0) 2007-02-14 4:25
un titre qui colle parfaitement avec le contenu de la photo. On connait l'Amérique Centrale et Latine aussi pour leurs couleurs pêtantes dans les constructions et les ornementations.
Une photo dans laquelle les lumières sont bien gérées, il existe en effet des grans contrastes entre zones d'ombre et ensoleillées qui sont ici parfaitement équilibrées, le cadrage et le POV sous ces arches est bien choisi.
neruda (4626) 2007-02-14 13:20
Nice compo, graet quality.
I like it so much.
leo61 (0) 2007-02-14 13:27
Great colors of cuba and a very well composed image.Good depth caused by the pilars and their horizontal shadows.The bright green house contrasts very well with the soft brown tones and the blue sky.The woman standing in the shadow is a nice detail.
jafadabret (56501) 2007-02-14 14:11
Alvin, c'est une photo extraordinaire pour ses couleurs et sa composition. La lumière qui vient de gauche frappe les piliers et il en résulte de grandes ombres portées sur le sol.
sarahnatalie (697) 2007-02-14 21:16
Phenomenally good. Nice colours, sharpness, POV. Beautiful image!
Stepan (27210) 2007-02-15 16:23
Colors, you're right, but light, shapes, shadows, graphism... too ! Looks like a lovely place. TFS.
gabrielpat (7163) 2007-02-15 17:44
vraiement different de tout ce qu'on peut voir sur cuba.cette photo est parfaite,des couleurs harmonieuses qui mettent en relief l'architecture.
john_c (24666) 2007-02-16 12:28
The style of architecture is well seen in this fine shot, with pleasing shadow effects. From your photos thus far, this seems to be a fascinating place with much history and plenty of bright colours. I like your capture of the person standing in the shadows on the left. An interesting note about the restoration of the town becoming a World Heritage site.
kensimage (8565) 2007-02-17 2:25
Great color and forms here, Alvin, and quintessentially Latin American. The person in the shadows humanizes the scene. Really nice composition with the columns relative to the patches of bright blue and green. Good textures all around...what could be better, photographically? I hope it's as great a trip as it looks like. Regards, Ken.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-02-17 13:14
Hi Alvin, wonderful composition!
i like a lot to see this coloured architecture!
the woman is just perfect tot add life to the compo!
i like it a lot!
Cuba-Junky (2817) 2007-02-25 9:26
Great shot Alvin, it is soooo peacefull as we are used from Trinidad center in the hot afternoons ...
pierrefonds (71095) 2007-04-16 8:02
A good POV of the colorful houses, the photo has a good composition, perspective and nice colors. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26565)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-02-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, 17-55mm f/2.8, B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Cuba 2007
- Theme(s): World Heritage Sites Part VII [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-12 19:57
- Favorites: 1 [view]