Upon my return to photography I quickly scooped up a Graphite XT2 which totally blew away and X100T. I shot both for about a month and an opportunity arose to do an even trade for an X-Pro 2 and I quickly scooped that one and along the way I sold the X100T and picked up an X100F so I could have matching sensors. In my mind I thought I was ok. A few weeks have passed already and I began to enjoy the X-Pro 2 so much so that I pondered selling the X100F. I mean, I like it but I like the vibe of the X-Pro 2 that much more. I didn’t give it to much though because I know myself, I would sell it and move on, but this time I wanted to slow it down, if you know what I mean. So I decided to see some of my images from a Cuba trip back in 2014 and re-process a series with Capture One 12 and I was totally blown away at …
From the archives 2011 and just submitted to the Miami Street Photography Festival 2016 competition “You’re stuck with me forever, Michie, get used to it. It’s the ties that bind, darlin’, the ties that bind.” — Jim Marshall Has it ever happened to you. You’re staring at one of your images and you absolutely fall in love with it. You feel you’ve captured that idyllic moment in just one click. Well, this is one of those frames for me.
I’m getting back in the groove of processing and starting to get the hand of Capture One. These were taken from my recent trip to Cuba back in June of this year.
Walking through the streets of La Habana you encounter the old with the new as they clash together and form this new amalgam of what their current society is living. Here we see the famous bici-taxi as he checks he’s messaging app ( I guess or or social media app) in a stark contrast that just a few years ago was not seen.
While walking through the streets of “La Habana, Cuba” I came upon this great scene of what seemed like a Taxi driver staking someone out or waiting for that certain person. I just love the street photography especially in Cuba.
Lost in Time Walking through Havana was a surreal experience. The city is filled with a certain sense of energy that is very difficult to describe. I walked and walked endlessly throughout the streets of La Havana and the colors, the contrast, the highlights, the clothing of the people, the cars, in fact just about everything, is worthy of being photographed in the city. The entire city seems to be painted with slide film reminiscent of Kodachrome hence the processing with Classic Chrome. Classic Chrome feels like Kodachrome What does that mean? What does Kodachrome feel like? It’s tough to explain. But Steve McCurry put it very well when he famously said that Kodachrome (the film) had, “more poetry in it, a softness, an elegance.” Here’s a small sampling of some images I’ll continue to share in this blog. Captured with the Fuji X100S in Habana, Cuba and processed with Classic Chrome
Captured with the Fuji X100S in Habana, Cuba and processed with Classic Chrome