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Cuban Windows

Apr 3

In Travels at 5:26am

Dancer by a window, Havana……

Nikon DF camera, 1/25th sec; f4; ISO 400; 24-120mm lens.

Cuban Cowboy, by a farmhouse window….Nikon DF camera; 1/50th sec; f3.5; ISO 100; 28mm f1.4 lens.

26 Responses to “Cuban Windows”

Kuba says:

on April 3, 2014 at 6:38 am

Amazing light!

Jeff S says:

on April 3, 2014 at 9:55 am

Beautiful as always! I can’t imagine sharp images at those shutter speeds…maybe I’m getting old. LOL Any supplemental light?

tips fotografi says:

on April 3, 2014 at 9:58 am

its just wow
amazing picture joe

Kevin Miller says:

on April 3, 2014 at 10:19 am

Are these Cuban window photos handheld or on a tripod/monopod?

gvb says:

on April 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

Cowboy looks like the Cuban Tarantino
Or it might be just me… :)

Kryn says:

on April 3, 2014 at 10:45 am

Joe, your pics are amazing again! I’d love to join on eof yoru workshops in cuba some time!

Gaby Awad says:

on April 3, 2014 at 10:46 am

I couldn’t tell if this is ambient light only or the guru of speedlites (like ussual) showed us once more how to mix both artificial and ambient lights in a seamless way. Looking for the “how it was made” video version…

Dave Benson says:

on April 3, 2014 at 12:16 pm

… just finished re-reading (probably 3-4th time)Hot Shoe Diaries and The Moment it Clicks)… I am attempting to glean from your messages how important it is to see and interpret a scene before shooting, and bringing into the mix the solutions that tell the (your) story…
thanks for sharing your expertise and experience…

Andor says:

on April 3, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Awesome!

Ani says:

on April 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm

These are so wonderfully light. Full of emotion and calm. Cuba is a place on my bucket list. These images help define passion to a people and place my father spoke of so endearingly.

Phil Sharpe says:

on April 3, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Excellente’ Maestro!

Mark Rosensteel says:

on April 3, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Joe I was wondering, I have seen you work in two different classes now and it is amazing what you do with light. In this photograph here was this all done in camera or was it finished up with any Photoshop?

If you get a chance to come back to Pittsburgh please do so, it seems every time I attend one of your workshops I always pick up a few more ideas.

Thank you sincerely, Mark Rosensteel

Joe Ethridge says:

on April 3, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Your photos never cease to inspire. Beautiful wide angle portraiture….not an easy thing to do! Thanks.

Kunal says:

on April 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Great as always !! Soft light but crisp pic :-)

Jim Donahue says:

on April 3, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Second image looks like one of his famous bed sheet over the window with a dash of light from the right

Mycadisfly says:

on April 4, 2014 at 8:41 am

Great shot with the dancer …I believe I have seen that staircase … nice venue for you to have a model with you..great use of mood thought provoking.

Mup says:

on April 4, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Great portrait with a 28mm lens!

Tom McKean says:

on April 5, 2014 at 5:20 am

Awesome shots Joe. Fantastic camera.

E.P. Scott says:

on April 5, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Cuban Cowboy looks like emaciated/old Quentin Tarantino

Joe McNally says:

on April 7, 2014 at 6:54 am

On the way to Pittsburgh soon. A bit later this year. What I did here was intro a bit of sharpening, vibrance and contrast via Aperture. No Photoshop, as I don’t have the current version to work a DF NEF and I don’t really know how the cloud works so well, so I’ve just been living with what I can do with a jpeg on Aperture. Sounds dumb I know, but I’ve logged so many air miles of late, I’m behind in a whole bunch of stuff. Joe

Joe McNally says:

on April 7, 2014 at 6:55 am

Quick snaps, natural light…..Joe

Joe McNally says:

on April 7, 2014 at 6:55 am

Hand held…..didn’t bring a tripod….Joe

Joe McNally says:

on April 7, 2014 at 6:56 am

Just the window light….:-)))

Leif says:

on April 12, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Fantastic shots – it really rocks

Mario Vargas G. says:

on April 24, 2014 at 7:24 pm

wow the cuban cowboy is a masterpiece of fantastic balanced flash with catch light in his eyes but not hifghlights on face, with a beautiful ambient light, without a tripod, stunning¡¡

Patrick says:

on July 27, 2014 at 6:28 am

Love the dancer shot, great natural light!

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