Cuban Lady

Jola Martysz

Lac-des-Plages, Canada

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2832 views as of August 26, 2014.

Captured in Santiago de Cuba in December 2012.

Classical pianist and composer Franz Liszt was quoted as saying “A good Cuban cigar closes the door to the vulgarities of the world”. A female literary giant of the Victorian era, George Sand, observed “The cigar is a perfect complement to an elegant lifestyle”.

Camera Nikon D600, f/10, 1/60 sec, ISO-280, focal lenght 300 mm, lens AF-S Nikkor 28-300 mm. Raw file edited in ViewNX 2, plus basic editing in PhotoShop: sharpening, blur, contrast with masking.

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Invited to exhibit this work in a special VaVoom group exhibit,
titled “A Tribute to Women”, sponsored by Solo Exhibition.

WINNER in the challenge:

TOP 10 in 15 RB challenges:

Featured in 24 RedBubble groups:

  • WITHERED (July 20, 2014)
  • YOU GOT IT, WE WANT IT (July 07, 2014)
  • ART UNIVERSE (November 07, 2013)
  • Alphabet Soup (October 28, 2013)
  • PEOPLES, PEOPLES, PEOPLES (15 July 2013)
  • CUBA LIBRE (21 April 2013)
  • ALPHABET SOUP – H is for HAT (14 March 2013)
  • CHALLENGE WINNERS VAULT (11 March 2013)
  • HAT HEADS! (28 February 2013)
  • FEMININE INTENT (27 February 2013)
  • SHOW US YOUR BLOOPERS (10 February 2013)
  • STRICTLY HUMAN FACES (7 February 2013)
  • ARTISTS UNIVERSE (1 February 2013)
  • I SHOOT RAW (31 January 2013)
  • #1 ARTISTS OF REDBUBBLE (23 January 2013)
  • THE WORLD (07 January 2013)
  • CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS (04 January 2013)
  • LIFE IN THE CITY, SUBURBS, OR BUSH (31 December 2012)
  • ISLANDS, ISLANDS, ISLANDS (27 December 2012)
  • GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHERS (24 December 2012)
  • FULL FRAME (23 December 2012)
  • SPEAKING PHOTOS (20 December 2012)
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITS (19 December 2012)
  • THE SILKY TOUCH (18 December 2012)

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