While wandering the streets of Havana, I passed by this woman who immediately caught my attention.  Not wanting to draw too much attention, I did not put the camera to my face.  Instead, I preselected my focus point and focal length, then held it at chest level and guessed at the focus point.  I got pretty close but wish I had not cut her hand off.  Other than that, I’m pretty happy with the image.  The doors act as a natural frame, the clock in the background add a nice element and of course she is a wonderful subject.  

I’ve included a b&w version below.  Captured with my Fuji X-E1.

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  1. Tom Singleton February 6, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Hi John, I love the image and really prefer the black and white version.

    • john8276 February 6, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

      Thanks Tom. Appreciate the feedback.

  2. Shaun February 6, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    For the way you shot it, you did brilliantly to capture this.

  3. Ray Snip February 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Been switching back and forth between both pictures but in the end like the color version the best. Has a little more depth to it, for me. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Linda Russo February 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    Both images are most excellent:)

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