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Cuba - Streetscape by kgcreative Cuba - Streetscape by kgcreative
Spring 2001, Havana vieja, Cuba (Old Havana)
Near dusk, a group of boys gather to play.
You can see background activity as part of everyday Havana. If you look in the background, on the right side of the street, you will also see some sheets hung there to dry.

Canon Elan 7e
Sigma 28-105 lens
Kodak Tri-X pan film
Digital Dodging, Burning & Toning in PS6

for those of yer that keep complaining about the quality of the shot... this is NOT a digital camera, there is such a thing as grain, which when I developed the film, I pushed, in order to enhance such thing. The other reason why the grain is so apparent, is because photoshop's resampling algorithm has a hard time dealing with the grain pattern without "enhancing" it, which means that the grain looks larger in the resampled image than on the print itself...
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LibanYusuf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
lovely. can you add it to my cuba group please?
Jeweller Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Excellent shot. Really well done.
akyra Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
you know, I've still got my print of this. it's hanging up in my office.

I need a new frame for it.
italianstyle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
my beautiful cuba, my country, lovely^^
Trance-Vania Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
Amazing !
myoung4828 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
that is probably the greatest image of this genre i've ever seen..the lighting and contrast are transcendent. this is a norman rockwell of BW photography
Pute91 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
I liked it alot. looks like time standst still in Cuba :+fav:
Tartinette Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006   Photographer
Very nice. It represents so much Cuba. It's just the everyday things that makes the island and the people so special. Fav!
OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
Hello :wave:
I have featured your *ArtistsForCharity print in my journal. Wanted to let you know :clap: it's a truly lovely photo.

isova Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
i love the grain in this image, it enhances it!. i could tell before reading your explanation that it was film. i love film. it has a quality that digital doesn't. i don't care what people say, film has a certain look to it that is far better than digital.
iamkatia Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006

what sumptuous light........
dutopia Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
I do very much love this photograph. It just makes me feel at piece, the lighting and scene are just so beautiful.
dutopia Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
At peace that is*
agoni Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
superb ;)
JunoGFX Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
wow.. briliant
Paulkun Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
The shadows landing across the buildings, and the boys playing. This shot is (excuse my French) just fucking brilliant. Love it to bits :heart:
GtMatias Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
Absolutly perfect...
equusrevelrous Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
so simple yet so full of emotion.
darthefrem Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2004
this is one of the best shots here in deviant art, of course.

moontears Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2004
I think after all the comments you've allready gotten on this one, quoting the first comment would say it for me:

"pardon me, but this is simply a fucking PHENOMENAL capture." :!:


natashalyonne Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004
oh my god what a fantastic shot... i was just browing the all time favs in the journalism category and your piece captured my attention at once :o
you have an excellent excellent eye. the slight grain and the monochrome colours are breathtaking. i have to check out your gallery :heart:
kainbloodlust Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2004   Photographer
This is an incredibly nice shot, if I could make one complaint. It would be that the background looks somewhat...fake compared to the foreground due to the grainy-ness of it.

But that only adds more effect to the photo, the emotions that show through the positions of the boys are very strong and clear.
king-kong Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2002   Photographer
wow.. the tones and shadow play in this are amazing. silhouettes of action, of youth, of innocence. let me not even get started on the ramifications this has on the irony of what cuba currently is!

i love the rays, the feel, the hugging angle against the wall... beautiful shot.

i dont like the grain in the sky, but the rest is too great to pass up

late, as usual, but beautiful


foxey Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2002
This is such a fantastic photo. I can't beleive I've seen it so late! It's a fav!
heemaz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2002
thank you for taking such an inspirational picture !
coco- Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2002   Photographer
This is great, my new fav. Thanks for this amazing pic.
mudz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2002
i'm a motherfucking silent man.. me commenting on images is so rare but this.. enthrals me. really no words. amazing. +favs and a warmed heart
caltha Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2002   Photographer
This looks so oldfashioned and pretty, I like their silhouettes with light edges
starforge Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2002
Wonderful capture! The shadows and overall composition of this shot is amazing, the sihouettes of the children at play is great Nod
obsidianwraith Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2002
That's just awesome. The composition of this piece is just amazing!
thestoneheart Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2002

i have just lost any form of language. words. expression.

and this is so god damn amazing.

a moment almost as though it were carved in stone.


holding my breathe.

kuso Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2002
do i need to say anything else that hasnt been said? no +fav :) (Smile)
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ikarikun Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2002
*jaw drops*


*passes out*

wow...just phucking amazing...

dilificus Featured By Owner May 21, 2002
excuse me while I'm in speechless awe.




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radio9x Featured By Owner May 13, 2002
uh uh uh
this is an incredible shot!
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chrisrussell Featured By Owner May 12, 2002
One of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen. There are some photos (like this one) on devart that really are trully exceptional.
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misteriddles Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2002   Photographer
I'm twiddling my thumbs waiting for this to load, but I just know it's going to be great.

Gasp! Atmosphere Plus! Beautiful work.
Now I wanna go to Cuba.
akyra Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2002

I even resized my screen to see this as a whole image... (right now I can't read the text I'm writing, cause it's too small :P (Razz) ).

excellent work, kevin. I'm sure you know that by know, but I figured I'd let you hear it again anyway. :D (Big Grin)

fakeplasticlove Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2002   Photographer
absolutely brilliant. i can hardly breathe.

wonderful work.
she looks like the real thing
she tastes like the real thing
my fake plastic love
juan18 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2002
hey i ve been there before:D (Big Grin) ..havana right?..wonderful shot:) (Smile)
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syncretism Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2002
*would vote loves deviation on this one...beyond simple likes*

the buildings hold wonderful texture, caught the details...
...coloration draws attention to the forms of the images

overall, terrific shot...lovely border...just beautiful all around
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verbalize Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2002  Hobbyist Writer
this is very very beautiful you have mad talent =o)
al3xis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2002
hmm are you Cuban?
Anyway that shot is really beautiful, the lightning is great and the color's even better.
Great photo!
Where in Cuba was this shot?


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cheba2 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2002
truely amazing! cant get over how good this is, think this is your best piece of work Nod
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piasecki Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2002   Photographer
wow, beautiful & classic.
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angstforless Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2002
an image straight out of my dreams. beautiful capture. makes me want to travel. Peace :) (Smile)
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watchitman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2002
I usually try to contribute something useful or at least semi-intelligent but all I can say is WOW!
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lightningbolt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2002   Photographer
Captured a feeling there all right.

I really dig that one.
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agarash Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2002
Casi casi parece un dibujo!! Es una fotografía muy hermosa, que lo sepas. :P (Razz)


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