Well, I thought I'd get away from the car photos and the people photos, at least for one or two posts anyways :)
But for sure the cars, people, and architecture of Cuba will be back soon.
In this scene, you can see the famous Lighthouse in the bg (its in many Havana photos), and I just couldn't resist capturing these small boats in the bay.
I'll add a couple of WS photos taken at the same location.
Hope you enjoy them
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jemaflor (101267) 2014-01-14 23:04
Nice view on the sea and waterfront, well composed with boats and a nice light capture ... i have the same shot with the same pov, tfs.
pajaran (64366) 2014-01-14 23:15
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepo pokazani camci i trenutak, lepi refleksi na vodi.
Dobar rad i kontrast, lepe boje.
Nice view and a second ...
Good shot and perspective, nicely displayed and instant boats, beautiful reflections on the water.
Good work and contrast, beautiful colors.
All the best.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-01-14 23:32
Les deux barques colorées "meublent" de très belle façon le premier plan et donnent une composition bien équilibrée.
COSTANTINO (68158) 2014-01-14 23:41
the greatest part of my gallery is
dedicated to the boats fishing and fishermen
that s why I liked your shot so nice
so bright so delicate I like this boat
in the foreground alone without
someone inside shot with depth
welldone and wellseen
nice view of the sea
have a nice day
dkmurphys (62779) 2014-01-15 0:13
Well, this is the life! A calm and peaceful port with colored boats and exotic vegetation...well, not to forget the splendid architecture from the colonial times...
Lovely place indeed!
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-15 0:47
Wonderful view of the waterfront from Cuba. The little boats looks like toy boats in this vast seascape. I wonder how people trust these tiny things going out to the deep sea!
Nice view of the shore line as well with the lighthouse at the end.
Excellent clarity, colors and light. Thanks for sharing.
npecanhuk (76873) 2014-01-15 1:24
Beautiful picture of Havana's waterfront!
No cars, but those colorful boats are always a great subject for pleasant-looking images!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
I'll take a look at the WS versions too!
lousat (95812) 2014-01-15 2:09
Hi Craig,3 different points of view and 3 beautiful pics,i remember very well this corner and the lighthouse in background,great scenery with the boats but very very nice the 1st WS with the old red car,top quality as usual!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (41760) 2014-01-15 2:38
3 shots and all combining to give an impression of Havana.
Compositionally, I like this one best. The f/g boat, strongly placed, is given extra interest by its colourful reflection and it makes us wonder about larger vessels moving nearby because of the swell in the water.
And who cannot follow the diagonal approach to the second focal image, the lighthouse, offered by the three boats! A very well composed shot with a great sense of depth.
Have a great day,
Noel_Byrne (33054) 2014-01-15 5:23
Perhaps its the angle, but from here, that lighthouse reminds me of the Coit tower in San Francisco, another place I would love to see in addition to havana.
This image has such great quality, the water looks as smooth as silk and its broken by the great color and textures of the boats. A special nod to the composition, with the sweeping curve of the land making an excellent break into thirds with the big fluffy clouds rising from behind.
Like you, I love the cars in this place too, so am always happy to see them posted. I like the one in the workshop, it reminds me of Bonny and Clyde.
All the best
Sergiom (85963) 2014-01-15 5:28
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. L'alignement des barques pousse le regard vers le fort au loin. L'image est profonde et nette et les couleurs sont très belles.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-15 7:38
A very peaceful scene of the waterfront. Nice colors and a wonderful composition with the floating empty boats. The ripples are lovely.
A very pleasant trio of superb shots.
dta (81054) 2014-01-15 7:43
Hello Craig ,
A luminous and colorful composition . Very goo deffect of the diagonal provided by the little boats , leading to the light house in the BG .
saxo042 (37966) 2014-01-15 7:45
Seems like the Cubans like their boats as colourful as their cars. A very pleasant view with an interesting background too.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-15 8:45
Hello Craig - This is quite a contrast to your Cuban street shots. The distant view of the lighthouse and what looks to be an old fort add another dimension to my impressions of the island. Nice to see the tropical vegetation too. The boats and beautiful blue sea give the image a peaceful feel. Judging from your WS pics this looks like a great place just to sit and relax for a while. A super trio of shots. Warm regards Rosemary
worldcitizen (9156) 2014-01-15 14:41
Very lovely scene of the waterfront, with those small boats. Maybe this is a dumb question, but why are these boats anchored empty in the middle of the water? Is it because there are no actual marinas and that's the only place to put them? I would imagine the owners need to take another boat to get to their boat! I like the soft waves on the water, and the lighthouse in the distance.
Sonata11 (33971) 2014-01-15 20:54
very beautiful capture. The colors of the water it is so beautiful. Wonderful work. Best regards, Barbara
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-16 0:52
that´s a little bit different view of Havana,but I like it!You present us here nicely maritime character of the city.The lighthouse in the far distance is a beautiful addition,but before our eyes reach it we have really magnificent FG to admire(the water surface looks fabulous!especially the part in front of the boat on the right side)
Have a nice day
holmertz (57323) 2014-01-17 7:44
For some strange reason I missed this fine shot. "Nice" is the word that comes to my mind. A great view, fine colors and light, a good composition with a fine distribution of boats and buildings covering the entire frame. "Nena" makes a superb foreground.
All the best,
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-17 7:46
So peaceful and calm but then the sea can change in a moments notice. Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (26914) 2014-01-20 21:16
Your photo draws the viewer in so well that I can almost smell the ocean. Pleasant scenery recorded with excellent technique.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-23 3:21
superb POV to from which you captured all the boats in very neat line. The angle they make is just right for the composition. The green peninsula with some buildings frame the whole image nicely. Lovely colors and light as well as sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
adores (46299) 2014-02-07 16:25
A different theme but also a very nice shot! I like the composition with the litlle boats and the lighthouse in background. A very peaceful scene but the Ws are also very good, specially the one with the nice red car and the people fishing:))!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (71011)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-14 22:40