Photo Gallery: Cuba 2

beer (English) = cerveza (Spanish) concrete captured ocean bicycle, iron curtain -- Cuba's future? communist squares + anarchic cables STOP, turn right rebellion of water molecules a communist store ... I wonder why they did not forbid me to take photographs ... ... an old cash register ... ... some choice ... ... though not much ... ... but affordable with a ten dollar equivalent monthly salary ... ... book of assignments: rice, ..., vinegar, sugar, jam, tomato concentrate, ham, washing powder, cafe, cigars, tobacco, ..., tooth paste Malecon, revolution of the sea wave sucking in innocent car *g* frozen behind a rusty iron curtain Habana, attacked by waves Habana, Cuba bus, house patriotic union ... shoes, bicycles, trucks, plastic-sealed cheap matresses taken during driving one of those alien bus stops a stranded Russian rocket stage *g*

photographer: Klaus Hildner
Copyright © 2001 Klaus Hildner •
camera: Nikon Coolpix 990 (digital, 3.34 Megapixel)
location: Habana, Cuba (+ surroundings)
date: January 2001
technique: original image size 1 048 x 768 pixels (travelling without laptop)
JPEG compression

heavy image manipulation due to camera defect and poor lighting conditions:

  • sharpening (weak on people, strong on architecture)
  • contrast + colour adjustment
  • minor rotation, cropping, resizing (down to 800 x 600 pixels)
night shots: digital noise eliminated manually (pixel-wise, smudge-filter)

panorama shots: those have been stitched; visit The Panorama Factory web site