Havana Rooftops at Night

Havana Rooftops at Night

One of my favorite places in Havana was the rooftop of the hostel that I lived in. As soon as I got to the roof of the Jakara hostel I knew I had to take a photo of the havana rooftops at night. The surrounding buildings are in various states of use and repair but they all have an aged, crumbling look to them

Nighttime in Havana there is not a lot of artificial light available for the naked eye to see. Fortunately my camera will expose for much longer periods than the human eye is capable of. This allows capturing shapes textures and items normally invisible to the our eyes.

This image is shot with a 30mm lens setting at f/5.6 for 30 seconds. Because the lens was set so wide I had to hang the tripod on the edge of the balcony. This let me get the shot and eliminate the balcony from the field of view. The image was processed in Lightroom, then sent to Photoshop. After looking at it for a few days I continued editing in Lightroom to make the image brighter and more detailed.

I had a great time in Havana and will continue to post more images from my time there.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com