Blue Havana

By: Gustav Hoiland

Jun 12 2012

Category: architecture


Focal Length:200mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
In the Streets

From the project that didn’t materialize. At least not yet. Though there may well be something excellent in a large trove of images shot down streets in this exact style from a couple different cities.

My month, photographically, was incredibly scattershot. Immersed in an abundance of incredible visuals, the constant challenge was to find something within it that could be distilled and explored. The distillation here being a structure of shooting, a viewpoint to apply down every street in the city.

The initial fear was largely that it’d come off as painfully cliché. This is the tourist photo that many a wanderer comes away with. But after getting over that, the real stopper of this was simply disinterest in editing it. In not wanting to see what I’d shot.

Darn pretty though.

2 comments on “Blue Havana”

  1. Not only do the blues come together, but the red of the one car is picked up by the red t-shirts on the pedestrians. Even the yellow pedestrians fit the color scheme of some of the houses. It may look like a tourist photo, but is much more.

  2. Yep. I like it, too. Just returned from Cuba myself 2 1/2 weeks ago. We need to talk. Actually, when you are in the Twin Cities next, Larry, Liz and I should get together with you and talk Cuba. Rose

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