Wednesday, July 24, 2013

CLASSIC CARS IN HAVANA

Beyond the blend of baroque, colonial and Art Deco architecture, Havana possesses a unique cultural energy that has evolved over 500 years of tumultuous history.  Classic cars are a common sight in Havana and throughout most of Cuba.  Most of these vehicles are used as taxis to cover the cost of gas and maintenance.  Some of these cars have been meticulously restored and maintained.  Others, not so much as you can see from these photos.
 
 
 57 Chevy in great shape
 Riding The Streets of Havana
 Early 50's Chevy Wagon
 When is the last time you saw a DESOTO?
 Red & Cream Oldsmobile
 The Blue Bomb
Early 50's Chrysler 
 Looks like a 53 or 54 Ford
 Still on the road after all these years
 The Green Machine
 The Yellow Machine - Rode home in this one our last night in Havana
 54 Chevy Convertible
 The Red Machine
 The Dark Machine
 The Light Machine
 A Sweet Ride - Above
A Pontiac Silver Streak - Below


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

APPEARING LIVE IN CUBA -" Los Naranjos"

 
Changing venues and subjects this week and taking a look at music in Cuba.  Cuba is a very musical country and music, dance and song are found everywhere.  The following photos were taken at a live performance by the group "Los Naranjos" at the Union of Writers And Artists (UNEAC) in Cienfuegos, Cuba.  They were playing some very lively Cuban Jazz and kept the enthusiastic crowd on their feet and dancing for several hours.
 
 Shoes Of The Music Man
 Percussion Man
 Live In Cienfuegos
 Live At The UNEAC
 Two Members of Los Naranjos
 On Vocals
 A Hot Night On Base
 Dancing Foot
Making Music In Cienfuegos 
 Trumpet Man In The Wings
 Live At The UNEAC In Cienfuegos
 Smoking And Dancing To The Music
 Making Music At The UNEAC
 Trumpet Man And His Shadow


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

URBAN PORTRAITS - Puerto Vallarta

 
 
People's faces can reveal many emotions, feelings and moods.  Here are some examples taken on the streets of Puerto Vallarta during various events.  Take a close look and see what you come up with.
 
 El Mariachi - "Serious about his music"
 La Nina - "Uncertainty"
  Nina with her doll - "Love"
Nino - "Cool" 
 La Nina with flowers -"Shy"
 Nino riding on Papa's shoulders - "What's Up?"
 Little girl climbing up on a curb - "Why Are You Taking My Picture?"
 Nina with her Papa - "Hi"
 "La Nina Standing Out In The Crowd"
  "I love to have my picture taken"
 Little girl with a flower - "Consternation"
 Mother and daughter - "I Am Loved"
 "Focus"
 "Devout"

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Faces In The Crowd

 
I enjoy photographing people on the street and trying to capture them as they really are.  Puerto Vallarta is a frequent host to parades, festivals, celebrations and spontaneous events and there are many opportunities to capture People On The Street.
 
 
 
Among the faces in the crowd
  
An intimate moment 
 
 
Holding Mom's Hand
  
A Young Juan Diego
  
At the Guadalupana
 
Faces In The Crowd
  
The Offering
 
One Among the Many 
 
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