Colon Cemetery

We took the group to a large cemetery on the outskirts of Havana.  It was quite the adventure.  The light was harsh as we did not arrive until late morning.  There were some groans about going and I have to admit, even I was not excited.  However, as is often the case, at the end of the two hours, many would have liked more time!  Here is one that I really liked.  Part of a tomb stone against the great sky.  Converting to B&W seemed like a logical choice adding to the drama of the sky.  Another favorite, below, is a detail shot of the side of a large tomb.  I just loved the aged feel of this and the pattern offered many compositional choices.

This entry was posted in B&W, Cuba.


  1. Carlton Hansen January 25, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Very nice use of B&W. Was this converted in Silver Efex Pro 2 or something else?

    • john8276 January 25, 2013 at 11:44 am #

      Nik Silver Efex so I could bring out the drama in the sky.

  2. Ray Snip January 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    Amazing sky…..

  3. Josh January 25, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    People believed that Alfred Stieglitz had magical powers over the clouds that he captured in his photographs. I’m beginning to believe that you have the same. Beautiful images!

  4. betty wiley January 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    amazing sky and image John- this was an amazing place…I’m so glad that we went!

    • john8276 January 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

      Thanks for all of your kind comments Betty. It was great to spend time with you in Cuba. 🙂

  5. Linda Russo January 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    Amazing dramatic sky. Good choice converting to B&W-:)

  6. Ts January 27, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    Yep! Both are great!! Again, looking fwd to getting back in there… to speak.

  7. Victoria January 29, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    I think I need a lesson with Silver Efex pro.. Magical in your hands! And the second image is wonderful too… I have quite a few of that particular mausoleum and loved the color tones. The crop you chose is very nice!

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