Monday, December 29, 2014

Fellow Photographers and Friends in Cuba

I loved going to Cuba with Road Scholar, it was a treat the entire 9 day program!! We saw and experienced so many different types of places, and the icing on the cake were the 14 people we shared our adventures with. From as far as Nebraska, but mainly New Englanders, we shared a common bond of photography, but the spirit of camaraderie, flexibility, excitement, anticipation, and agreeableness everyone had made it a particularly wonderful trip! Thank you! 

 Asha looking glamorous with the beautiful colors.

 Outside one of the dance perfomrances. Asha, Steve and Dan. What??! :-)

Linda and Dick from Lexington with Essdras, our fearless leader and award winning photographer., who made it all fun! Essdras always had 2 cameras :-)

 He wasn't on the tour with us, but followed us everywhere!

 Essdras took this photo of our group, as well as the next. You can see what an awesome group we are!

At a famous Cuban photographer's house, his back porch. Thanks for the photos, Essdras!

Essdras on El Malecon the Saturday night Michelle, Asha and I went out with him to enjoy the lively weekend ritual of the young people being seen. 

Michelle with her blond hair was a big attraction on El Malecon. Everyone was very friendly and respectful.

 Me on a farm near Varadero, getting into the Christmas spirit.

 Dick in the gardens of our hotel.

 Stan getting a drawing from a street artist.

 Linda and Steve at the tall apartment building that looked abandoned, but wasn't.

 Essdras and Mary inside a church.

 Buddy, from Westport CT, getting ready to do the Rumba with local dancers. He was always ready to dance!

Dancers posing for us.

Asha and her iPhone, portraits. 

 A bunch of us going for a walk. Cubans always make time for a chat.

 Buddy using his elbow technique to hold his camera steady, always something new to learn!

Linda and Dick at the farm. More Nikon shooters, a strong majority were Nikon shooters, only a few of us Canon people on this trip.

 Michelle, Asha, Steve, and me having a sunset drink at our hotel in Havana.

At the main art museum in Havana, with our trusty bus waiting. We were very comfortable, lots of room and luxury on the bus. 

  Our time in Havana would not be complete without a ride in one of the beautifully renovated convertibles!  Linda and Dick in the from seat.

 Jim, Asha and me in the back, fun!!

Jim getting some 'medical' care from Essdras after an amazing save he made! He tripped, but instead of hitting the pavement full on and breaking something like most of us would have, he rolled and came out with only a scratch!

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