Rocks of Viñales
Again I present some pictures of my latest trip to Cuba. About three hours to the west of Havana lies Viñales in the region of Pinar del Rio. This valley is not only known for hosting many of Cuba’s tobacco plantations (ever wondered where the leafs of your Cohiba or Romeo Y Julieta came from?). Viñales is also a place of natural beauty, the valley is surrounded by karst formations giving the hilly landscape a special edge. The following photographs were taken during a sunset stroll from the town of Viñales towards the Viñales National Park visitor centre. For the tech savvy among you: I have compensated for the hazy conditions by pushing contrast and details and recovering the shadows, giving the pictures their HDR-like or painted look.