The old presidential palace in Havana, Cuba, became the Museo de la Revolución (Museum of the Revolution) following the Cuban Revolution of 1959, led by Fidel Castro. The overthrow of the government led to an amazing history which most of us experienced during our lifetime. Given that Cuba is front and center in today’s news, I though it would be a good idea to showcase some of the images I captured during my trip to Cuba in February of 2014. Havana was the last city on the itinerary and I’m glad it was. The first 6 days were filled with countryside tours and visits to local farms and smaller communities. Their way of life was much slower. Havana was a bustling metropolis and filled with places to go and things to see. Of particular interest to me was the museum. Unlike the clean and well organized museums of the US, this museum was not well kept, lacking in artifacts, long in word/pictures (probably to make up for the lack of artifacts) and very dated. Perhaps a casualty of the embargo. Despite that, the tour was a joy.
This image was taken with my SONY NEX-6 using my E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS set on 16 mm. The camera was set on Normal mode with the aperture set at f/4, shutter speed at 1/60 at ISO 800. I did take 3 bracketed images and processed the in Photologix. I did some touchup in Photoshop and finalized the image in Lightroom.
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