Les Lincke, PPSA  

Hanging Out by Les Lincke, PPSA

May 2022 - Hanging Out

About the Image(s)

If you visit Cuba you will see many locals 'hanging out' or engaging in the 'national pastime'. It takes many forms, mostly groups of peoples passing their time in conversation. But a single person 'people watching' is a common activity.
Taken with a Nikon 810 with 24x85 lens at 85 mm. Shot at 1/1500, f4.5, ISO 200

4 comments posted

Dr. Isaac Vaisman   Dr. Isaac Vaisman
Les, it is obvious that this man is in no rush. I like the way he is looking at you with just his right eye, keeping the left closed like he is squinting. The contrast of his red shirt against the blue doors in the background is great. It is also evident that he has been exposed to the sun extensively by the changes on his dark skin. The image is sharp. I also like his body language/posture   Posted: 05/02/2022 09:53:32

Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
Les - Wonderful colors and detail. As I studied the man I was trying to decide if he is a 'working man' or possibly 'homeless' (though I am not sure of that status in Cuba). His pants and shoes, and possibly the stick, tell me he is a 'working man'. Then I look further and see only one sock and possibly several layers of other clothing (in a hot climate). His squint adds some mystery. What is he thinking? B   Posted: 05/10/2022 13:14:59

Bill Wright   Bill Wright
You appear to have captured the essence of the man. Like Bruce I am left with a sense of mystery with his dress in that climate. What is in that bag? His possessions? Work gear/tools? The photo fills the viewer with all kinds of questions keeping them totally engaged. I like the patterns of blue and of the fence. Very powerful image.
  Posted: 05/10/2022 17:40:23

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Les, wonderful color palette of red, blues and yellow-browns. Your camera position at an angle, and with you low down add a nice diagonal and depth to your image. It brings his face at eye level and engages the viewer to focus on his face. I like the character of the man that comes through in his squinty eyes, dirty boots and walking stick. The folds of his clothing and scarf add curves and contrast with the strong verticals of the image. I also like the cast shadows at his feet which are a bonus.   Posted: 05/18/2022 06:25:48


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