Cuba #2 – Happy Children

On this day, we were walking around looking for pictures, and while the group was photographing something else (what I can’t recall at the moment), I happened to look down and saw these two cute kids tucked into the doorway of this colorful house. Although my first instinct was to ‘shoot quickly’ to get a candid photo, I really don’t like to shoot ‘down’ on kids, so I decided to kneel down to be at eye level with them. I asked them (in Spanish) to look at me, and they did for a few frames, but then they got silly – and that’s when I got the better photo! Kids just know how to have fun no matter where they live. I loved that she was wearing a soft green in contrast to his red shirt – and that the house essentially echoed the color scheme. It’s so wonderful when things work out like this. 



 Created with Fuji X-E2, and the Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens


Brenda Tharp
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  1. John Barclay March 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    Giggle, giggle… so sweet.

    • Brenda March 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

      Thanks, John! I’ve been reading out the new XT-1 in my ‘spare’ time this weekend and yikes, another trip to the store! Great news, though. I need another body before I go to Morocco in May – no pun intended!