Thursday’s Special – Twilight

These are a late response to last Thursday’s prompt. Not sure if these are Twilight, precisely, but I decided to post them anyway as they are of Havanna from over a decade ago, and Fidel Castro Ruz was still the man in charge. It seemed a good time as any to post these…taken with a tiny (minuscule!) compact digital, I ran these through NikEfex today and they have gained from the process

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These images were taken through a window of the dining room at the Hotel Sevilla where we were staying and I happened to notice the fantastic scenes in the sky!

More Twilight at Paula’s here.

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39 comments

  1. Yes, this is twilight. So, this was Cuba, the way you remember it. Layers of poverty under glorious sky. Thank you. The treatment did well and so did you. (You were still in time) 🙂

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  3. Great shots over the skyline of what looks very much like a decaying city.
    Then again, decay is your speciality, Sue!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. That’s somewhere I’d rather like to go!

  5. This looks so nice… but in many ways it’s not… great treatment.

    • Sue

      Thanks, Björn….I was very disappointed with a lot of the images on my return, but I’m discovering, a decade later, that with newer software I can get some passable results!!

  6. I love your photos, Sue. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh, yes, the complexity of Havana… Gorgeous and old and ugly. You captured the cities atmosphere and character in these photos. Lovely.

    • Sue

      Many thanks, Otto….I took a stupid little compact digital camera with me, instead of the Nikon FM2 that I had in those days, so missed out a lot on capability. however, I am finding that I can breathe a bit more life in some of the images with NikEfex. Would love to be in Cuba now, at this most historic of times…..

  8. Do you know that Debbie (Travel with Intent) is there right now? Such timing! I was envious anyway but even more so at this landmark time. Irrelevant, Sue, I know. Late but very acceptable 🙂 🙂

  9. Wonderful captures, Sue. How I would love to go there one day before it all changes.

  10. Well to be strict these are not twilight as the sun is still in the sky: “the soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the reflection of the sun’s rays from the atmosphere.”
    But who cares when the photos are as enchanting as these are 😉

  11. Beautiful Havana. This dying sun is so metaphoric. New days are coming for Cuba.

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