The Storm in Cuba

Mar 19, 2018

Simon Mears

How the Photo was Taken

With a Nikon D7000. The photo was taken in Raw and apart from minor adjustments, such as a boost in saturation and reduction in exposure, it remains as per the original shot.

Photo Location

I was allowed to take some shots on a farm, for an agreed fee, It was an opportunity for the farmowner / landlord to educate me as to the role of a community farm in Cuba, and how the produce is distributed into the community under the Raul Castro government. The farmhand in the photograph lived on the farm and was working alone, hoeing irrigation furrows in the field into the soft red dirt. Very soon there would be much more water as the storm violently broke. However such storms are never unexpected nor particularly long.

About the Author

Simon Mears

Amateur Photographer / full time Criminal Defence solicitor - i enjoy travel for the purpose of photography. My interests have changed from a focus on abandoned places with a historical interest (Such as Chernobyl and Berlin), often found in Eastern Europe', the one that existed behind the Iron Curtain before the Wall was kicked down, to environmental portraiture in places such as Australia and Cuba.

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