Stumbling Upon Magic

Sometimes you just stumble upon magic.  While randomly wandering down yet another street in Trinidad we found this wonderful scene.  Could we have found a better scene? I think not! Come on, a blue car with its door open in a garage with colorful doors. And then, (see below) a young boy in his school outfit popped out of nowhere. Magic!  Don’t forget you can click on a image to make it bigger.

This entry was posted in Cuba, Photo Tour.


  1. Mark Summerfield January 23, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    Nice series on images showing how the scene developed, John. I especially like the final one – its the natural pose of the child with the mud on his knees that makes this so natural.

    • john8276 January 23, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

      Thanks Mark. I like the last shot best too.

  2. Tom Singleton January 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    Love these images John. Makes me want to go to Cuba asap.

    • john8276 January 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

      Tony and I will be going back next year. We have a list of 16 for 12 spots already but we can put you on the list if you’d like.

  3. Nicki McManus January 24, 2013 at 12:59 am #

    What great images you captured on this Cuba trip. Not only a joy to look at, but an inspiration to make you want to go out & shoot.

  4. Denise Bush January 24, 2013 at 1:14 am #

    MARVELOUS!!! You’ve outdone even yourself!

  5. Karen Messick January 24, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    Sooo Awesome!

  6. Frank January 24, 2013 at 1:42 am #

    Great images!

  7. john8276 January 24, 2013 at 1:45 am #

    Thanks folks. Appreciate your taking time to make comments. 🙂

  8. Shaun January 24, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    Lovely series, John. I’m not just saying this to be awkward – honest! – but I prefer the first image because of the more golden quality of the light.

  9. john8276 January 24, 2013 at 4:08 am #

    Shaun, obviously I like all three as I processed each. On the last one a cloud provided softer more diffused light. For the others the sun was indeed out and somewhat golden. I added a bit more gold in processing too. For me the last captures the essence of the scene… Cuba plate, boy and part of the car. As Dewitt Jones would say, each is another right answer. 🙂 Always appreciate your insight and comments.

  10. ellery January 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    Great stuff!

  11. LindaR January 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    All three are amazing images. Great series-:)

  12. Daniel Ruf January 24, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    Magic is the word…a beautiful subject.

  13. betty wiley January 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    this is great – how perfect…the little boy in the school uniform next to the old car (so typical of Cuba) showing the Cuban license plate!

  14. Brenda January 26, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Well done, John. Yes, it is magic – you captured a great series of moments.

    and I think I photographed that car as it ambled down the lumpy cobblestones in Trinidad! It was great to see you there – perhaps we’ll meet again in January 2014? I’m scheduled…

    • john8276 January 26, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

      Yup, we will be back in 2014 too.

  15. Ts January 27, 2013 at 1:39 am #

    Love that scene!! Great job, John!

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