Destination Cuba: North Winds & Waves On The Malecón

Our first days in Havana brought south winds and no waves on the Malecón…

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On our arrival back in Havana coincided with a change in wind direction and a little squall which had the waves pounding against the sea wall along the Malecón…

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The clouds also added to the drama as they played hide and seek with the sun…

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And we played tag with the crashing waves as they would sometimes sneak up and drench us…

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The water was warm but the air cooled us quickly.  The light and the waves kept us out shooting even though we were wet…

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I even had B&W in mind with the dramatic clouds, the city scape and the waves…

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Some people brought things to the water to offer sacrifices when the surf is high and the waves take the offerings out to sea…

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It was a real treat to end our week with big waves on the Malecón.   Thanks to a group of real adventurers who put in the miles and went home with the images to show for their hard work!  I’m looking forward to a return in 2014.  Limit 5 nearly full!

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Rex Winterton (St. George) says:

    I’ve got a entirely different concept of Cuba now. I had no idea it was this beautiful. You’ve done a magnificent job in portraying your story.

    Rex

  2. good job. havana has always been on my list of places to photograph. you’ve done justice to what i envision.
    someday . . .

  3. Nice images! Thanks for sharing.

    Back in 2012 you wrote that you went with the Nikon AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR. What did you take this time? Did you take the same equipment (yeah, D4 instead of the D3s)?

  4. Harald Jaegtnes says:

    Marvelous pictures again from Cuba. Although the B&W put a dramatic dimension to the water and sky, I really love the color pictures. Kind regards, Harald

  5. Awesome pics! Love the clouds and waves together !