Photographer's Note

The Malecon is a 7-kilometre sea wall in Havana Bay that runs along one of the main arteries of the city. In the photo people are relaxing on it...

It is an absolute must-see because it is so important to and ingrained in the pysche of Havana's residents.

It's often called the "soul" of Havana. The Malecon is exactly how fiction and non-fiction books describe it.

Locals use the Malecon a place for a quick swim, somewhere to fish, somewhere to party, and some still bring offers to the ancient gods. Kids play on the rocks between the wall and the ocean. Lovers use it as a romantic meeting place to sit, look out across the blue, watch the ships and the sunset, and relax.

The Morro Castle Lighthouse is located at the Havana Bay entrance.
It is part of the defensive constructions built by the Spaniards to face corsairs and pirates attacks.

Its tunnels and locals bring us back to colony times. Enjoy from its height an almost perfect view of Havana City.

This is the scene I shot in a warm evening from the garden of the famous Hotel National de Cuba.
I hope you like it.

Model - NIKON D200
DateTime - 2007:01:22 01:02:29
MeteringMode - Spot
LightSource - Cloudy weather
FocalLength - 80.00 mm
ExposureMode - Manual
White Balance - Manual
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 120 mm
GainControl - None
Contrast - Soft
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Soft
ISO Setting - 200
Color Mode - COLOR
Image Quality - NORMAL
White Balance - CLOUDY
Image Sharpening - LOW
Flash Setting - NORMAL
Tone Compensation - LOW
Light Type - NATURAL

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