Old Town Havana

If you get up early enough, you can beat the crowds that quickly fill the streets of Havana.  What I loved about this scene, was the yellow wall behind the red car.  As promised in my last blog post, I’ve created a video (click the link below) that explains how I created the look for this image using Nik Color Efex Pro 4.0.  Lots more Cuba images to come over the next couple of weeks.

To watch the video (in HD no less!) click on this link which will take you to the YouTube link. 

And don’t forget you can save 15% on all Nik Software by clicking this link and using the code JBARCLAY at checkout.  


This entry was posted in Color, Cuba, Nik Software.


  1. ellery January 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Oh! So that’s what it looks like in the morning!

    • john8276 January 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

      Morning isn’t in your vocabulary E.

  2. Rad January 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    Great video John. Love the shot!

  3. Carlton Hansen January 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    Great image and wonderful tutorial. I am such a fan of Nik and I like how you take the viewer through the process so easily.

    • john8276 January 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed it Carlton.

  4. Nancy T January 21, 2013 at 1:49 am #

    great scene…thanks for the tutorial…

  5. Daniel Ruf January 21, 2013 at 5:45 am #

    Beautiful. Really like the verticals and diagonal lines and subject.

  6. Mark Summerfield January 21, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    Wonderful image and a great tutorial video. I must take another look at the Monday Morning Filter. I have always passed it over as the effects seem much too extreme for my liking.

    May I suggest that you brighten the lights on the car? Even though they are not turned on I have found this trick helps bring any vehicle to life. This is a subtle change – maybe 1/3 to 1/2 a stop only.

    • john8276 January 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

      A great suggestion Mark. Thanks

  7. Kate January 24, 2013 at 1:33 am #

    You have to be up pretty early in Havana to be out before anyone else JB — even when we were out before dawn the streets were busy — when was this???

  8. john8276 January 24, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    On our last day… about 8 actually…

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