Isacas

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Joined on May 4, 2010

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On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)
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Isacas: Oh, please...Havana is indeed magical... I was born there and I have photographed there many times. But, please, try to be a little original and not simply showcase old cars. That's so touristy and cliché. If old cars happen to be around, OK, that's fine, but running after them with a camera is simply boring and repeating what everyone else has already done... How to look at Havana with fresh eyes? Go where tourists don't normally go. Try to get rid of all previous stereotypes (like old cars!) Visit very short Cardenas street near the Railroad Station for " wedding cake" eclectic architecture; walk up and down the covered corridors (portales) of Reina Street in Central Havana (Havana is a city of portales); mingle with real people and don´t just take pictures of older folk with beads and cigars who pose willingly for a dollar. That has been done, repeated, and done again. Try to see Havana in a genuine way. Open yourself to its sights, sounds, smells, and see fresh!

That is a lovely longish walk. Yes, the Cemetery is outstanding.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 21:06 UTC
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)
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RoelHendrickx: I was in Havana last year to do the photography for the book "The 500 Hidden Secrets of Havana" in the series from Belgian publishing house Luster.
While there, running around like mad to catch 120 specific locations in one week (shops, bars, restaurants, cultural places, other quirky stuff), I also made some time for my own impressions of the city that I had not visited before. Mornings, evenings, inbetween.
Sure, some places are cliché and "where everyone goes".
And the oldtimers are just too damn hard to resist.
But you can still try to be a little bit original.
Judge for yourself:
Encounters: http://roelh.zenfolio.com/p70306481
Places, sights and sounds : http://roelh.zenfolio.com/p535019243
Roel
PS - I liked a number of other quarters better than Habana Vieja.

Now, THAT is what I mean, Roel. Wonderful images. You have photographed some classic scenes: El Malecón, Hotel Nacional, the US Embassy, etc., but from a fresh perspective. Still too many old cars :) for my taste, but you have done so in a new way. My favorite is the picture of Coppelia ice cream parlor (a place of gathering for youth) with the old man being pushed in a wheel chair in the foreground...By golly, these are interesting, these have life... and you only spent one week there!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 15:53 UTC
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)

Oh, please...Havana is indeed magical... I was born there and I have photographed there many times. But, please, try to be a little original and not simply showcase old cars. That's so touristy and cliché. If old cars happen to be around, OK, that's fine, but running after them with a camera is simply boring and repeating what everyone else has already done... How to look at Havana with fresh eyes? Go where tourists don't normally go. Try to get rid of all previous stereotypes (like old cars!) Visit very short Cardenas street near the Railroad Station for " wedding cake" eclectic architecture; walk up and down the covered corridors (portales) of Reina Street in Central Havana (Havana is a city of portales); mingle with real people and don´t just take pictures of older folk with beads and cigars who pose willingly for a dollar. That has been done, repeated, and done again. Try to see Havana in a genuine way. Open yourself to its sights, sounds, smells, and see fresh!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 15:25 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (357 comments in total)

If a grandchild hands the xt20 to the grandma who is writing this message, she would change it from Auto to Aperture priority, check the ISO and run away with it, never to be seen again. So, grandmas don´t understand photography? Is that also true of grandpas?
:))

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
On article Pentax K-70 real-world sample gallery (66 comments in total)

Are they a bit under exposed or is it my eyes?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 15:38 UTC as 26th comment | 13 replies

I loved both the image and the article....Who cares if it has noise? You have captured a man on a journey, the composition and the colors are beautiful. And your article is sensitive and well written... Thank you for sharing....

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2011 at 22:31 UTC as 20th comment
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