View Full Version : WDE IMAGES here for JULY 5 2013

07-05-2013, 12:29 PM
Hope those who celebrated had a Happy Fourth of July! Today, we are on our way to CUBA!

I will be posting 16 images and a challenge

Please wait until all are uploaded before commenting - thank you.:)

You have 30 minutes to make your choice and choose your materials - you may use any medium.

For the next two hours, just go for it……then STOP!, scan or photograph your work and post it in your own new thread with your title, beginning with WDE, plus date, plus title.

When you introduce your work, please add a description of size, medium, support (paper, canvas etc) and time taken.
If your work is digital, we'd appreciate a description of whether it's freehand drawing/painting, manipulated image or done using the filters available in some programmes - you could also say which programme you've used.
All are acceptable but we'd like to know the "hows, whys and wherefores"!!

Use WIP for any work in progress at the 2 hour mark, and MI for multiple images if other works are to be added before the following Monday.

NB. To avoid forum flooding, please put all of your work during the weekend, for the current WDE, into a single thread: multiple threads will be merged!
From the following TUESDAY, you may open a new thread for later work.

You have the whole week to participate - until the next WDE starts (usually Friday). If you finish a piece after that time, we now run a 'Catch-up' thread in the forum each month where you can post any WDE not completed in its allotted week .... it's a sticky near the top of the forum page.

After posting your contribution, please view others’ entries and comment and encourage when you can. Unless requested, please refrain from critiquing.


[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkRed"]my cheeky friend Ric took this photo after a cave swim, while on a tour of the jungle near Baracoa

one of our trusty guides

interesting trees with elaborate root systems, a banyan tree I think?

We stopped for fruit, coffee a rest after the hike and swim

this tiny fellow showed us the way back to town

Our next stop was the seaside village of Gibara, a view of the rooftops

Each morning we were served delicious fruit and breakfast by the host of the "casa particulares"

The people of Cuba use everything and are very inventive. They have adapted to make do with what they have, and are very inventive

Everyone helps each other out, the relationships are very symbiotic

and aryone with transportation is expected to pick up passengers

Tracks on the way to Havana. The train travels from one end of the island to the other, but due to the age of the rail cars and track conditions, we traveled mostly by Viazul bus or taxi

Cars from the 50's are everywhere in Cuba, everything gets recycled and very little is ever thrown away.

With dogs roaming every corner of every street, no food goes to waste. This little daschi works tables in a pub in Old Havana, he was hard to resist.

We went for an amazing horseback ride in Trinidad, and stopped for a cigar wrapping lesson.A wonderful photographer and horseman provides tours on horseback for tourists, most of the money goes to his horse rescue and rehab farm (named after Princess Diana).http://diana.trinidadphoto.com/

07-05-2013, 12:36 PM
After Trinidad, it was off to Vinales, the Western end of the island

a tobacco farm, outstanding in his field (GROAN)

We decided to skip the cruiseship, and went for hot chocolate instead at the Spanish Fort now portside restaurant

Well my friends, it is time to return home. I have mentioned how everything is recycled and macgyvered in Cuba. Perhaps if you would like a challenge, it would be to incorporate this facet into your work this week. Thank you for coming along on the trip, wish I could have shown you more of this beautiful country. Peace and happiness in all your journeys!

07-05-2013, 12:54 PM
Well Painter, thank you I think you have jogged my muse into waking up, great photos :thumbsup:

My son is just about to take his 3rd trip to Cuba, he thinks it's a great place :D

07-05-2013, 01:01 PM
Thank you Jean, we LOVED IT, although I need more Spanish before the next trip.

07-05-2013, 01:02 PM
Great photos!
been to Cuba 3 times and love it and its people.

07-05-2013, 01:14 PM
Lovely photos! Thanks:)

07-05-2013, 01:46 PM
Thanks for the great photos Gilian that pig is gorgeous

Charlie's Mum
07-05-2013, 02:07 PM
Great pics - and maybe I'll pick one up after next week - better late than never!
Thanks Gillian - now enjoy the responses:D

07-05-2013, 03:35 PM
What a trip! Great photo story.


07-05-2013, 03:38 PM
These pix are super!

07-05-2013, 04:49 PM
Thanks. I am really looking forward to seeing what the pics inspire. I took over 1000 photos over the three weeks we were there. It was our first trip there, a real fact-finding mission, a huge adventure!

07-05-2013, 05:24 PM
thanks for taking us along on your trip. More exotic than than Wales for sure.

Charlie's Mum
07-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Gillian - re your reported post - the images cannot be merged as a post may only contain 15 images - they're fine as they are in two posts :D

07-05-2013, 06:29 PM
Ooooh, I would love to visit Wales one day (perhaps next Fall if I am really lucky), and hike the cliffs?
Thanks Maureen for the info.

07-05-2013, 07:04 PM
Gillian, go to Wales if you can iin my book nothing can beat Wales, loved it :D

07-05-2013, 07:51 PM
Jean I've been to Wales for 8 consecutive years. had a few years to France and one to Spain... before that.... SW Wales...before that NW Wales... and as a child.... Mid West Wales.... yup.... ilove Wales... where do you think I get so many of my WDE refs :P

Painter - do you have higher res versions of these please. I cropped one and despite printing it 6 times with different settings I can't get anything I can use :( Liked the hummingbird one.....

07-05-2013, 08:21 PM
Superb photos . . . I'll try my best to join in!

07-05-2013, 08:27 PM
Same here Lin on the cowboy. I may just paint smaller.

Thank you for the fabulous tour of Cuba Painter! I love how innovative they have because at re-using old materials. I would love to go to Cuba but being American ( and not Beyonce and jayZ) I'll have to wait.


07-05-2013, 08:49 PM
Great pics - thanks for sharing them.

07-05-2013, 10:04 PM
I am happy to share any images high res....AHEM......if I knew how? Please share your expertise and I am pretty good at following explicit instructions. :)

OOh, and Americans may visit Cuba, I met quite a few while I was there. I think ya just need to grab a flight to Canada first. If you smile and are kind, I don't think the Cuban people care too much about politics of their leaders.

ALSO...if you get a chance, look up Pedro Pablo Oliva. I was allowed to take many photos of his work, much of which has not even been seen by the Cuban people as the work sheds a less than flattering light onto the leadership of Fidel. I would post them on here if I knew it was OK to do so, just to share his genius.

07-05-2013, 11:16 PM
hi Painter!

These pics are so real..I couldnt wait to get to my computer to see the pics and am not disappointed at all!

Am new here..this shall be my second WDE and am certainly going to go for more than one..after all its sooo difficult to decide!!

Am now looking forward to seeing some great artworks here..

Thanks for sharing:-)

Happy to be here..;-))


Michael Akin
07-05-2013, 11:34 PM
Why am I only seeing two pictures that headline part two

07-06-2013, 12:36 AM
Wow, what a wonderful trip, I will be winding down my own vacation, so will be a bit late.

07-06-2013, 11:01 AM
The instructions state the limit on pics is 16. There are 14 in part 1 and 2 in part 2?

Charlie's Mum
07-06-2013, 03:36 PM
I started a reply hours ago Gillian, and got interrupted! Sorry!

Smilies also count as images, so with 15, trying to merge another two wouldn't work.

The database has also been unstable yesterday and today (note Michael's note above) and editing I did first didn't 'take', then did, then went back to original, so I'll leave well-alone! :rolleyes:

07-06-2013, 04:22 PM
wonderful refs, I'm already 2 weeks behind, but several of these are calling me Thanks :D

07-06-2013, 05:27 PM
Lovely images! I've never been to Cuba, you captured the feel of the place so well. Interesting people, scenes, animals - I love those two cats through the fence of course. The others are interesting too. I might draw more than one this week with so many good images to choose from!

07-06-2013, 06:46 PM
The cats were pets of the people that gave us the tour through the jungle and served refreshments. The three generations live in a three room shack, the main room is seen in the cat photo. Kind wonderful giving individuals, happy to share what they had with us!