This is Havana's Capitolio at night. See the link at the bottom for the exact location.
The building is located in the centre of the old part of the city. It looks like Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Behind it is the Partagas cigar factory where some of Cuba's finest are created.
The car is American made, from the 50s. Parking is free in the entire city.
Technical: tripod, 3 image exposure bracketing, 2 EV steps, HDR with Photomatix Pro.
FlashEarth: 23° 8'7.62"N 82°21'29.44"W
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Doron_L (411) 2007-11-30 13:05
Great shot, amazing composition Gilbert!
The car and building on the right have a lot of character, and really make the shot superb!
mursaloglu (8682) 2007-11-30 13:16
This is a superb picture from Cuba that are typical elements of this marvellous country. The arcades, Capitol and the old car in this fantastic night lights. Really a great work ihsan
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-11-30 13:59
Very beautiful night picture with great colouirs and light!
Perfect detail and clarity!
bizsu (1015) 2007-11-30 14:24
Very nice colours. Beautiful photo, good compo, good POV. TFS.
BLO (180) 2007-11-30 19:54
very nice crisp colors, just horizon is a little bit tilted :)
I love the old car placement in the front
horatiuTT (4570) 2007-12-01 1:29
wonderful night shot of a very picturesque place.
Good framing and lovely contrast.
DzULA (840) 2007-12-19 8:15
Great sharp ad colorfull photo, nice POV.
calimex (151) 2008-02-21 0:08
Stunning nighttime frame of the historic Capitolio. The elements are so Cuban, including the 1950s model car. I would have loved being there, including the Partagás factory!
You did a great job in framing this shot. The shadows cast by the lights on those large statues on the Capitolio are also well captured.
Take care, buddy!
saigon (6443) 2009-05-12 1:22
belle vue nocturne du CAPITOL !
j'aime cette ancienne voiture en premier plan!
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1361)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax *ist DS, SMC Pentax-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited
- Exposure: f/6.3, 3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Cuba 2007
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-30 12:55