Saturday, March 7, 2009

Three faces of Fidel Castro

Leonel Fernandez, president of the Dominican Republic, ought to look around for a new official photographer. The president's picture of himself and Fidel Castro is amateurish, fuzzy and out of focus. The resolution is low and the flash washes out the detail in Castro's face.
The same picture, above, appeared on the Lede, a New York Times blog, after someone sharpened and enhanced it.
As long as we're distorting the original photo, I'll take a crack at it. Here's a version showing more details from the background - and Fidel now has a nice tan to boot. My guess is that this was taken at a protocol house in or near Siboney.

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