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Cuba the Forgotten

Cuba the Forgotten

A short trip to Cuba, 2 whirlwind days spent with a taxi driver taking us to see what we call the real Cuba. So many conflicting thoughts and feelings about this Caribbean island nation. Beautiful,lush, stark, and crumbling. A leader still in denial, a country brought to its knees. A tropical island inhabited by such kind, friendly, patient people, I just don't understand how things could be this way.
This is what remains of one of the many sugar cane factories. The lingering image of Che Guevara still oversees all.

Nikon D800
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Ron LaCroix25-Jan-2018 10:53
Che. Poster boy of the hippy generation. Things went sour on all fronts.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)31-Dec-2013 17:20
Beautiful image.Voted
Pieter Bos17-Jun-2013 13:40
Great processing! Love it. ~V
GeneWard10-May-2013 03:34
Love how you composed it
J. Scott Coile19-Apr-2013 16:47
A brutal icon.
Osman Yazirdag12-Apr-2013 04:52
Striking image, excellent composition..V
Alexander19-Mar-2013 10:49
very stylish, and beautifully composed
rousselziak09-Jan-2013 14:44
excellent compo in B&W ! -V-
Jean-Gregoire Marin08-Jan-2013 05:01
Cuba libre behind the fence...
¡Eso es una foto! mi voto !
XiaoBernard9906-Jan-2013 07:03
Dark side of the revolution...
Alain Boussac04-Jan-2013 16:02
Very strong image, a masterpiece. BBV.
Dan Greenberg03-Jan-2013 04:49
All I can say is wow! Both for the photography and the insights that go with them. Amazing that you went for such a high speed short duration tour. ~BV~
an nguyen03-Jan-2013 01:14
Look at the one supposed to be the hero to save all .
Brilliant work .
Yiannis Pavlis01-Jan-2013 01:29
I hope some day i will visit the island ,but unfortunately is illegal from the USA.
Yiannis Pavlis01-Jan-2013 01:28
Simply beautiful, totally original.
Sam Rua31-Dec-2012 16:29
Super capture, Carol. Nice BG info as well. I certainly hope things change soon and we get everyone into the 21st century.
Marcia Rules31-Dec-2012 13:27
shot at night------great choice!!!!!!!!! V
Giancarlo Guzzardi31-Dec-2012 12:13
very original scene of cuban simbols
Mangles Photography31-Dec-2012 11:19
Great photo journalism image !!!
Rick Bricker31-Dec-2012 07:14
Very effective essay type shot Carol....the stray dog walking across the stark landscape.I am sure this is not the reality Che Guevara had in mind after the revolution.
BV on this striking image!
Gérard Koehl31-Dec-2012 05:38
Splendide. V
eye2see31-Dec-2012 05:26
Brilliant composition! I am looking forward to see your take from Cuba!
globalgadabout31-Dec-2012 01:44
a glowering presence...somehow the dream has not worked out though..V
Walter O. Koenig31-Dec-2012 01:12
Very effective composition with this format and black space to emphasize the decay. "V"
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