John Dowling Photography | "Vistas Cubanas" at Dowling Art Center | Fidelia and Maria
Taken 30-Jan-13
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Dimensions1920 x 1285
Original file size2.17 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken30-Jan-13 09:11
Date modified11-May-16 07:55
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Focal length25 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/10 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Fidelia and Maria

Fidelia and Maria

Today is Maria’s birthday and there is some excitement as she will have a party later on in the day. The house is deceptive and looks small from the outside when you see it from the narrow cobblestone street of J.A.Mella y Menendez. Inside, the house stretches way back and Fidelia is presently having it renovated and converting it into a luxury Casa to cater for tourists. She is presently putting in a swimming pool for her guests and on the top floor is a roof garden that will be a restaurant. Since 2010 there have been a number of regulatory changes with regard to private enterprise and Cubans are now encouraged to open up small businesses and since they were implemented it is estimated that around 400,000 people are now working for themselves. The automobile is a 1950’s Buick Century so called because it was the first production model that could reach a speed of 100 mph.