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William Beem
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The highlight of my evening was watching Brooklyn Decker eat a cheeseburger.
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Smoking Sirous

Great character in Cuba.
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Smoking Sirous

Sirous was one of the photographers in our group visiting Cuba. Great character and makes a nice model by an open window.
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+Ali Elhajj thanks.  Tomorrow's blog post goes into a little behind the scenes of this shot. It's excruciatingly simple.
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Tonight's Movie

It's one of the classics.  Says so right on the label.
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Oh, and here's one more thing if you really want to feel old.  The kid who played "Rudy" will turn 50 in two weeks.
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Cuban Cowboy

Nice light from a bed sheet. Joe McNally comes prepared for every contingency. He & Jennifer held the sheet close so our group could see how to tame harsh midday sunlight with a pretty simple and inexpensive tool.
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Malecon Havana Sunrise

The world's longest public bench.
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This Was Entertainment In 1979

On the Merv Griffith show.
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+William Beem Thankfully I was to stoned to remember this, so it is "new" to me.

Sadly, it looks exactly like current Ukrainian and Russian pop music junk we have on TV here in Ukraine.
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Flirting With Street Photography In Havana

I spent some time roaming the streets of Havana last month with an intrepid group of photographers.  Had absolutely no idea what makes a decent street photo and still don't, but here's the story of what rambled through my mind as I gave it a try.
Flirting With Street Photography In Havana was interesting, but I don't think I have what it takes to pursue more street photography.
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Been there, done that.

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The Cuban Bear

My friend +Eric Johnson told me to shoot a bear while I was in Cuba.  Here's proof that I did as instructed.

I found him inside an orphanage and the nice lady allowed me inside for the shot after she mopped the floor.
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+Eric Johnson Better dressed, too.
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Dive Club

One of the locations we visited in Havana was an old swim club.  A few boys climbed up on a sea wall and took turns diving one after another.
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I'm a photographer and author living in Central Florida. I share my thoughts on photography at WilliamBeem.com and any other place where I can find a soul with a similar passion. I occasionally provide training along with the folks at the Harmon Photo School of Photography. In the past, I was a columnist for Corporate Computing and contributed to several other Ziff-Davis magazines, including PC Magazine. I live with two dogs who seem eminently satisfied with themselves, and I endeavor to keep them that way.
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I'm a photographer and author living in Central Florida.  I share my thoughts on photography at WilliamBeem.com and any other place where I can find a soul with a similar passion.  I occasionally provide training along with the folks at the Harmon Photo School of Photography. 

I was a columnist for Corporate Computing and contributed to several other Ziff-Davis magazines, including PC Magazine. 

I live with two dogs who seem eminently satisfied with themselves, and I endeavor to keep them that way.
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I stayed there during a Christmas vacation. The enormous lobby really sets the mood. Great wood texture, the service is outstanding and I enjoyed the restaurants. The rooms were functional and not bad, but not great. For the highly cost of $330, I actually expected a bit more luxury from one of Disney's top flight hotels. Instead, it was just another hotel room at an enormous price. That part was a big letdown as far as value for the price paid. It's by no means a bad place. The room just didn't rate as high as the price.
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Quality: Very goodFacilities: Very goodService: Excellent
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Food: GoodDecor: Very goodService: Good
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: GoodService: Good
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