One of the best time to capture Cuba’s natural beauty is at sunrise. Whether it’s to get the perfect lighting for the mogotes of Vinales or seeing the birdlife as they are eating in the morning. This time of the day brings perfect photo opportunities.
In the modern world, with the help of apps, you can perfectly plan your sunrise picture opportunity, giving you things like the weather, time of the sun rising, the clouds aligning for you…. in Cuba, you have to go a little more ‘old school’ as apps, internet and the likes are not always readily available. So be prepared to experiment with different settings and angles!
Bear in mind that early morning light tends to be cooler (higher blue) than light in the late evening, which leans toward warmer color casts consisting of orange and red.
Since there are different color temperatures at work here, you might need to adjust your photos, depending on the look you’re after. You can do this through your camera’s white balance settings, through warming or cooling filters, or via adjustments in post-production – where you’ll need to add or remove warmth to achieve the perfect final photograph.