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This is an image from my most recent trip to PBPW Cuba. The image you are seeing are part of a greater project, a book serries titled "Turning the Last Page." The title of the Cuba project is "Cuba: Turning the Last Page of 1962."
The camera was the fabulous Nikon D5. The lens was 28-300mm "street sweeper" lens. To make sure we are all on the same page, there are always two aspects to every shoot. "The Shoot" itself and the post processing to final art. This image contains both aspects and is the outcome of the post processing this is a copy of that final file.
For "the shoot" aspect of this project no artificial light, no make-up on the subjects, no reflectors or diffusers all of the images are spontanious none of the subjects are posed. So what you are seeing is (from the shoot aspect) just the lens. Just the camera. Just the light that was there. Just the subject




My goal every time I shoot is to be the weakest linkn the entire project.




This image of Anthony was shot whilst walking through a neighborhood on the outskirts of Havana.


When asked what is the best light W. Eugene Smith said "Why the best light is available light and by available light I mean any damn light that is available."..... This approach to lighting Works for me.
I have always held that the lens is the brush, the camera sensor is the canvas. I have also held the that the beauty of a lens is not in how well it handles focus but rather how well it handles from in focus to blur.




There is no image I cannot capture. There is no image in which my vision of the image and the beauty of moment that took me that is not enhanced by the beauty of the glass and lens design of the Nikon system.


So you want to know why I choose Nikon? Now you know.
Because of my Nikon camera- I AM: A Super Hero. Because of the Nikkor lenses I AM: A Super Hero with tack sharpnes at point of focus and beautiful Bokeh every place else in the image.




NOTE: I do indeed use Photoshop. It's true. Have been since version 1. when it fit on a single floppy disc. Most inspired piece of software ever written. I was employee number 2 of Niksoftware ( Colorefex, SilverEfex) and employee number 6 of Altamira Group (the inventor of Genuine Fractals) so yes I do also use plug-ins. So if you are viewing an image (unless otherwise noted) on my personal pages, website and sundry feeds they are all post processed if I put them up.
To be very crystal clear ALL of my images that I post on my personal web feeds are post processed.
So that this non issue is no issue these are my "FINAL" versions on my PERSONAL sites. Because it is my personal page I do reserve the right to delete comments from angry photographic charlatan internet trolls.
I always make it a point, If you read the full description of any of my images, to always list the software and hardware used to produce an image.
Nikon D5 camera,28-300mm lens. Recorded to Lexarmedia Raw conversion done in Capture NX-D. converted to a 16bit Prohoto colorspace .TIFF. Further post processing Photoshop CC 2017, Nik collection by Google, oNonesoftware ver.10.5. Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, Benq SW2700 monitor (for approval color)
© Vincent Versace 2016
#NikonAmbassador #nikonlove #D5 #128-300mm #lexar #kelbyone #photography #onOne@NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter #niksoftware #nikonUSA #Epson #wacom #xritephoto #onone #fjwestcott #fineartphotography #iamgenerationimage #iamnikon #B&H #PhotogenicbyBenQ #lexarMemory #nikonLOVE #PBPW
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This is an image from my most recent trip to PBPW Cuba. The image you are seeing are part of a greater project, a book serries titled "Turning the Last Page." The title of the Cuba project is "Cuba: Turning the Last Page of 1962."
The camera was the fabulous Nikon D5. The lens was 105mm f 1.4. Arguably the best lens Nikon has ever made. Certainly the best lens I have ever shot with.
To make sure we are all on the same page, there are always two aspects to every shoot. "The Shoot" itself and the post processing to final art. This image contains both aspects and is the outcome of the post processing this is a copy of that final file.
For "the shoot" aspect of this project no artificial light, no make-up on the subjects, no reflectors or diffusers all of the images are spontanious none of the subjects are posed. So what you are seeing is (from the shoot aspect) just the lens. Just the camera. Just the light that was there. Just the subject

My goal every time I shoot is to be the weakest linkn the entire project.

This image was shot insde an inclosed market, the only light is sunlight coming through a few partially opened slats. The fruit vendorr is lost in thought. That is the moment that took me, the remberace of the moment that he is lost in and is taking him. This is the same as the previous image Converted using my multi-SEP conversion approach, discussed in chapter eight of my book "From Oz to Kansas"



When asked what is the best light W. Eugene Smith said "Why the best light is available light and by available light I mean any damn light that is available."..... This approach to lighting Works for me.
I have always held that the lens is the brush, the camera sensor is the canvas. I have also held the that the beauty of a lens is not in how well it handles focus but rather how well it handles from in focus to blur.

There is no image I cannot capture. There is no image in which my vision of the image and the beauty of moment that took me that is not enhanced by the beauty of the glass and lens design of the Nikon system.

This has to be the sharpest lens I have ever used. It is also has the most beautiful Bokeh of any lens I have ever shot with as well.
So you want to know why I choose Nikon? Now you know.
Because of my Nikon camera- I AM: A Super Hero. Because of the Nikkor lenses I AM: A Super Hero with tack sharpnes at point of focus and beautiful Bokeh every place else in the image.

NOTE: I do indeed use Photoshop. It's true. Have been since version 1. when it fit on a single floppy disc. Most inspired piece of software ever written. I was employee number 2 of Niksoftware ( Colorefex, SilverEfex) and employee number 6 of Altamira Group (the inventor of Genuine Fractals) so yes I do also use plug-ins. So if you are viewing an image (unless otherwise noted) on my personal pages, website and sundry feeds they are all post processed if I put them up.
To be very crystal clear ALL of my images that I post on my personal web feeds are post processed.
So that this non issue is no issue these are my "FINAL" versions on my PERSONAL sites. Because it is my personal page I do reserve the right to delete comments from angry photographic charlatan internet trolls.
I always make it a point, If you read the full description of any of my images, to always list the software and hardware used to produce an image.
Nikon D5 camera,105mm f1.4 lens. Recorded to Lexarmedia Raw conversion done in Capture NX-D. converted to a 16bit Prohoto colorspace .TIFF. Further post processing Photoshop CC 2017, Nik collection by Google, Silverefex Pro 2, oNonesoftware ver.10.5. Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, Benq SW2700 monitor (for approval color)
© Vincent Versace 2016
#NikonAmbassador #nikonlove #D5 #105mm #lexar #kelbyone #photography #onOne@NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter #niksoftware #nikonUSA #Epson #wacom #xritephoto #onone #fjwestcott #fineartphotography #iamgenerationimage #iamnikon #B&H #PhotogenicbyBenQ #lexarMemory #nikonLOVE #PBPW
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This is an image from my most recent trip to PBPW Cuba. The image you are seeing are part of a greater project, a book serries titled "Turning the Last Page." The title of the Cuba project is "Cuba: Turning the Last Page of 1962."
The camera was the fabulous Nikon D5. The lens was 105mm f 1.4. Arguably the best lens Nikon has ever made. Certainly the best lens I have ever shot with.
To make sure we are all on the same page, there are always two aspects to every shoot. "The Shoot" itself and the post processing to final art. This image contains both aspects and is the outcome of the post processing this is a copy of that final file.
For "the shoot" aspect of this project no artificial light, no make-up on the subjects, no reflectors or diffusers all of the images are spontanious none of the subjects are posed. So what you are seeing is (from the shoot aspect) just the lens. Just the camera. Just the light that was there. Just the subject

My goal every time I shoot is to be the weakest linkn the entire project.

This image was shot insde an inclosed market, the only light is sunlight coming through a few partially opened slats. The fruit vendorr is lost in thought. That is the moment that took me, the remberace of the moment that he is lost in and is taking him.



When asked what is the best light W. Eugene Smith said "Why the best light is available light and by available light I mean any damn light that is available."..... This approach to lighting Works for me.
I have always held that the lens is the brush, the camera sensor is the canvas. I have also held the that the beauty of a lens is not in how well it handles focus but rather how well it handles from in focus to blur.

There is no image I cannot capture. There is no image in which my vision of the image and the beauty of moment that took me that is not enhanced by the beauty of the glass and lens design of the Nikon system.

This has to be the sharpest lens I have ever used. It is also has the most beautiful Bokeh of any lens I have ever shot with as well.
So you want to know why I choose Nikon? Now you know.
Because of my Nikon camera- I AM: A Super Hero. Because of the Nikkor lenses I AM: A Super Hero with tack sharpnes at point of focus and beautiful Bokeh every place else in the image.

NOTE: I do indeed use Photoshop. It's true. Have been since version 1. when it fit on a single floppy disc. Most inspired piece of software ever written. I was employee number 2 of Niksoftware ( Colorefex, SilverEfex) and employee number 6 of Altamira Group (the inventor of Genuine Fractals) so yes I do also use plug-ins. So if you are viewing an image (unless otherwise noted) on my personal pages, website and sundry feeds they are all post processed if I put them up.
To be very crystal clear ALL of my images that I post on my personal web feeds are post processed.
So that this non issue is no issue these are my "FINAL" versions on my PERSONAL sites. Because it is my personal page I do reserve the right to delete comments from angry photographic charlatan internet trolls.
I always make it a point, If you read the full description of any of my images, to always list the software and hardware used to produce an image.
Nikon D5 camera,105mm f1.4 lens. Recorded to Lexarmedia Raw conversion done in Capture NX-D. converted to a 16bit Prohoto colorspace .TIFF. Further post processing Photoshop CC 2017, Nik collection by Google, oNonesoftware ver.10.5. Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, Benq SW2700 monitor (for approval color)
© Vincent Versace 2016
#NikonAmbassador #nikonlove #D5 #105mm #lexar #kelbyone #photography #onOne@NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter #niksoftware #nikonUSA #Epson #wacom #xritephoto #onone #fjwestcott #fineartphotography #iamgenerationimage #iamnikon #B&H #PhotogenicbyBenQ #lexarMemory #nikonLOVE #PBPW
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This is an image from my most recent trip to PBPW Cuba. The image you are seeing are part of a greater project, a book serries titled "Turning the Last Page." The title of the Cuba project is "Cuba: Turning the Last Page of 1962."
The camera was the fabulous Nikon D810. The lens was 105mm f 1.4. Arguably the best lens Nikon has ever made. Certainly the best lens I have ever shot with.
To make sure we are all on the same page, there are always two aspects to every shoot. "The Shoot" itself and the post processing to final art. This image contains both aspects and is the outcome of the post processing this is a copy of that final file.
For "the shoot" aspect of this project no artificial light, no make-up on the subjects, no reflectors or diffusers all of the images are spontanious none of the subjects are posed. So what you are seeing is (from the shoot aspect) just the lens. Just the camera. Just the light that was there. Just the subject.
My goal every time I shoot is to be the weakest linkn the entire project.
This is an image of the Cuban Ballerina Elena. In this shot we were on the roof of a building in central Havana in between rain showers.
The light source was ambient rainy daylight.

When asked what is the best light W. Eugene Smith said "Why the best light is available light and by available light I mean any damn light that is available."..... This approach to lighting Works for me.
I have always held that the lens is the brush, the camera sensor is the canvas. I have also held the that the beauty of a lens is not in how well it handles focus but rather how well it handles from in focus to blur.
There is no image I cannot capture. There is no image in which my vision of the image and the beauty of moment that took me that is not enhanced by the beauty of the glass and lens design of the Nikon system.
This has to be the sharpest lens I have ever used. It is also has the most beautiful Bokeh of any lens I have ever shot with as well.
So you want to know why I choose Nikon? Now you know.
Because of my Nikon camera- I AM: A Super Hero. Because of the Nikkor lenses I AM: A Super Hero with tack sharpnes at point of focus and beautiful Bokeh every place else in the image.
NOTE: I do indeed use Photoshop. It's true. Have been since version 1. when it fit on a single floppy disc. Most inspired piece of software ever written. I was employee number 2 of Niksoftware ( Colorefex, SilverEfex) and employee number 6 of Altamira Group (the inventor of Genuine Fractals) so yes I do also use plug-ins. So if you are viewing an image (unless otherwise noted) on my personal pages, website and sundry feeds they are all post processed if I put them up.
To be very crystal clear ALL of my images that I post on my personal web feeds are post processed.
So that this non issue is no issue these are my "FINAL" versions on my PERSONAL sites. Because it is my personal page I do reserve the right to delete comments from angry photographic charlatan internet trolls.
I always make it a point, If you read the full description of any of my images, to always list the software and hardware used to produce an image.
Nikon D810 camera,105mm f1.4 lens. Recorded to Lexarmedia Raw conversion done in Capture NX-D. converted to a 16bit Prohoto colorspace .TIFF. Further post processing Photoshop CC 2017, Nik collection by Google, oNonesoftware ver.10.5. Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, Benq SW2700 monitor (for approval color)
© Vincent Versace 2016
#NikonAmbassador #nikonlove #D810 #105mm #lexar #kelbyone #photography #onOne@NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter #niksoftware #nikonUSA #Epson #wacom #xritephoto #onone #fjwestcott #fineartphotography #iamgenerationimage #iamnikon #B&H #PhotogenicbyBenQ #lexarMemory #nikonLOVE #PBPW
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This is another image from my most recent trip to PBPW Cuba. The image you are seeing are part of a greater project, a book series titled "Turning the Last Page." The title of the Cuba project is "Cuba: Turning the Last Page of 1962."

The camera was the fabulous Nikon D810. The lens was 105mm f 1.4. Arguably the best lens Nikon has ever made. Certainly the best lens I have ever shot with.

To make sure we are all on the same page, there are always two aspects to every shoot. "The Shoot" itself and the post processing to final art. This image contains both aspects and is the outcome of the post processing this is a copy of that final file.

For "the shoot" aspect of this project no artificial light, no make-up on the subjects, no reflectors or diffusers all of the images are spontaneous none of the subjects are posed. So what you are seeing is (from the shoot aspect) just the lens. Just the camera. Just the light that was there. Just the subject.

My goal every time I shoot is to be the weakest link in the entire project.

This is an image of the Cuban Ballerina Gabriella. In this image, just like the previous one of the Elena ,Gabriella was resting in a small window frame and I was out side on the even smaller balcony shooting towards her, in between rain showers.

The light source was ambient rainy daylight.


When asked what is the best light W. Eugene Smith said "Why the best light is available light and by available light I mean any damn light that is available."..... This approach to lighting Works for me.

I have always held that the lens is the brush, the camera sensor is the canvas. I have also held the that the beauty of a lens is not in how well it handles focus but rather how well it handles from in focus to blur.

There is no image I cannot capture. There is no image in which my vision of the image and the beauty of moment that took me that is not enhanced by the beauty of the glass and lens design of the Nikon system.

This has to be the sharpest lens I have ever used. It is also has the most beautiful Bokeh of any lens I have ever shot with as well.
So you want to know why I choose Nikon? Now you know.

Because of my Nikon camera- I AM: A Super Hero. Because of the Nikkor lenses I AM: A Super Hero with tack sharpnes at point of focus and beautiful Bokeh every place else in the image.

NOTE: I do indeed use Photoshop. It's true. Have been since version 1. when it fit on a single floppy disc. Most inspired piece of software ever written. I was employee number 2 of Niksoftware ( Colorefex, SilverEfex) and employee number 6 of Altamira Group (the inventor of Genuine Fractals) so yes I do also use plug-ins. So if you are viewing an image (unless otherwise noted) on my personal pages, website and sundry feeds they are all post processed if I put them up.
To be very crystal clear ALL of my images that I post on my personal web feeds are post processed.

So that this non issue is no issue these are my "FINAL" versions on my PERSONAL sites. Because it is my personal page I do reserve the right to delete comments from angry photographic charlatan internet trolls.

I always make it a point, If you read the full description of any of my images, to always list the software and hardware used to produce an image.

Nikon D810 camera,105mm f1.4 lens. Recorded to Lexarmedia Raw conversion done in Capture NX-D. converted to a 16bit Prohoto colorspace .TIFF. Further post processing Photoshop CC 2017, Nik collection by Google, oNonesoftware ver.10.5. Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, Benq SW2700 monitor (for approval color)

© Vincent Versace 2016

#NikonAmbassador #nikonlove #D810 #105mm #lexar #kelbyone #photography #onOne@NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter #niksoftware #nikonUSA #Epson #wacom #xritephoto #onone #fjwestcott #fineartphotography #iamgenerationimage #iamnikon #B&H #PhotogenicbyBenQ #lexarMemory #nikonLOVE #PBPW
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This is an image from my most recent trip to PBPW Cuba. The image you are seeing are part of a greater project, a book serries titled "Turning the Last Page." The title of the Cuba project is "Cuba: Turning the Last Page of 1962."

The camera was the fabulous Nikon D810. The lens was 105mm f 1.4. Arguably the best lens Nikon has ever made. Certainly the best lens I have ever shot with.

To make sure we are all on the same page, there are always two aspects to every shoot. "The Shoot" itself and the post processing to final art. This image contains both aspects and is the outcome of the post processing this is a copy of that final file.

For "the shoot" aspect of this project no artificial light, no make-up on the subjects, no reflectors or diffusers all of the images are spontanious none of the subjects are posed. So what you are seeing is (from the shoot aspect) just the lens. Just the camera. Just the light that was there. Just the subject.



My goal every time I shoot is to be the weakest linkn the entire project.

This is an image of the Cuban Ballerina Klavdia. In this image the Klavdia was resting in a small window frame and I was out side on the even smaller balcony shooting towards her, in between rain showers.
The light source was ambient rainy daylight.

When asked what is the best light W. Eugene Smith said "Why the best light is available light and by available light I mean any damn light that is available."..... This approach to lighting Works for me.

I have always held that the lens is the brush, the camera sensor is the canvas. I have also held the that the beauty of a lens is not in how well it handles focus but rather how well it handles from in focus to blur.

There is no image I cannot capture. There is no image in which my vision of the image and the beauty of moment that took me that is not enhanced by the beauty of the glass and lens design of the Nikon system.

This has to be the sharpest lens I have ever used. It is also has the most beautiful Bokeh of any lens I have ever shot with as well.
So you want to know why I choose Nikon? Now you know.

Because of my Nikon camera- I AM: A Super Hero. Because of the Nikkor lenses I AM: A Super Hero with tack sharpnes at point of focus and beautiful Bokeh every place else in the image.

NOTE: I do indeed use Photoshop. It's true. Have been since version 1. when it fit on a single floppy disc. Most inspired piece of software ever written. I was employee number 2 of Niksoftware ( Colorefex, SilverEfex) and employee number 6 of Altamira Group (the inventor of Genuine Fractals) so yes I do also use plug-ins. So if you are viewing an image (unless otherwise noted) on my personal pages, website and sundry feeds they are all post processed if I put them up.
To be very crystal clear ALL of my images that I post on my personal web feeds are post processed.

So that this non issue is no issue these are my "FINAL" versions on my PERSONAL sites. Because it is my personal page I do reserve the right to delete comments from angry photographic charlatan internet trolls.

I always make it a point, If you read the full description of any of my images, to always list the software and hardware used to produce an image.

Nikon D810 camera,105mm f1.4 lens. Recorded to Lexarmedia Raw conversion done in Capture NX-D. converted to a 16bit Prohoto colorspace .TIFF. Further post processing Photoshop CC 2017, Nik collection by Google, oNonesoftware ver.10.5. Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, Benq SW2700 monitor (for approval color)

© Vincent Versace 2016

#NikonAmbassador #nikonlove #D810 #105mm #lexar #kelbyone #photography #onOne@NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter #niksoftware #nikonUSA #Epson #wacom #xritephoto #onone #fjwestcott #fineartphotography #iamgenerationimage #iamnikon #B&H #PhotogenicbyBenQ #lexarMemory #nikonLOVE #PBPW
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This is an image from my most recent trip to PBPW Cuba. The image you are seeing are part of a greater project, a book serries titled "Turning the Last Page." The title of the Cuba project is "Cuba: Turning the Last Page of 1962."

The camera was the fabulous Nikon D5. The lens was the "street sweeper" 28-300mm Nikkor.

To make sure we are all on the same page, there are always two aspects to every shoot. "The Shoot" itself and the post processing to final art. This image contains both aspects and is the outcome of the post processing this is a copy of that final file.

For "the shoot" aspect of this project no artificial light, no make-up on the subjects, no reflectors or diffusers all of the images are spontanious none of the subjects are posed. So what you are seeing is (from the shoot aspect) just the lens. Just the camera. Just the light that was there. Just the subject.

My goal every time I shoot is to be the weakest linkn the entire project.

This is an image of a little girl that is laughing at my impersonation of a chicken taking a photograph.

The light source was ambient sunlight, the subject was under a tree in the shade.


All I can say is thank God for Nikon's amazing focusing speed on the D5 as well as group focus feature! And thank God for 12 fps and a 200 shoot buffer when shooting RAW in frame waster mode. Talk about being taken by your subject to take a photograph. I truly just held on and was pulled through the camera!

When asked what is the best light W. Eugene Smith said "Why the best light is available light and by available light I mean any damn light that is available." Works for me

I have always held that the lens is the brush, the camera sensor is the canvas. I have also held the that the beauty of a lens is not in how well it handles focus but rather how well it handles from in focus to blur.

There is no image I cannot capture. There is no image in which my vision of the image and the beauty of moment that took me that is not enhanced by the beauty of the glass and lens design of the Nikon system.

This has to be the sharpest lens I have ever used. It is also has the most beautiful Bokeh of any lens I have ever shot with as well.

So you want to know why I choose Nikon? Now you know.
Because of the D5/D500- I AM: A Super Hero. Because of the Nikkor lenses I AM: A Super Hero with tack sharpnes at point of focus and beautiful Bokeh every place else in the image.

NOTE: I do indeed use Photoshop. It's true. Have been since version 1. when it fit on a single floppy disc. Most inspired piece of software ever written. I was employee number 2 of Niksoftware ( Colorefex, SilverEfex) and employee number 6 of Altamira Group (the inventor of Genuine Fractals) so yes I do also use plug-ins. So if you are viewing an image (unless otherwise noted) on my personal pages, website and sundry feeds they are all post processed if I put them up.

To be very crystal clear ALL of my images that I post on my personal web feeds are post processed.

So that this non issue is no issue these are my "FINAL" versions on my PERSONAL sites. Because it is my personal page I do reserve the right to delete comments from internet trolls.

I always make it a point, If you read the full description of any of my images, to always list the software and hardware used to produce an image.

Nikon D5 camera, 28-300mm lens. Recorded to Lexar XQD media Raw conversion done in Capture NX-D. converted to a 16bit Prohoto colorspace .TIFF. Further post processing Photoshop CC 2015.5, Nik collection by Google, oNonesoftware ver.10.5. Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, Benq SW2700 monitor (for approval color)

© Vincent Versace 2016

#NikonAmbassador #nikonlove #D5 #105mm #lexar #kelbyone #photography #onOne@NikonUSA #NikonNoFilter #niksoftware #nikonUSA #Epson #wacom #xritephoto #onone #fjwestcott #fineartphotography #iamgenerationimage #iamnikon #B&H #PhotogenicbyBenQ #lexarMemory #nikonLOVE
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