Rain, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Rain puddle, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Rain puddle, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Street Lights by Paul Cooklin

Street Lights, Havana, cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Street Lights, Havana, cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Toddler on beach, Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Toddler on beach, Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Raffia-style parasol, Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Raffia-style parasol, Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Raffia-style parasol, Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Raffia-style parasol, Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Raffia-style parasol, Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Raffia-style parasol, Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Inside Havana lighthouse by Paul Cooklin

Inside Havana lighthouse (Paul Cooklin)

Inside Havana lighthouse (Paul Cooklin)
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Inside Havana lighthouse by Paul Cooklin

Inside Havana lighthouse (Paul Cooklin)

Inside Havana lighthouse (Paul Cooklin)
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Inside Havana lighthouse by Paul Cooklin

Inside Havana lighthouse (Paul Cooklin)

Inside Havana lighthouse (Paul Cooklin)
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Inside Havana lighthouse by Paul Cooklin

Fresnel beehive, made in Paris. A single 220W bulb can be seen 8 miles away using this lens. Early Fresnel lenses were of standard shapes and designs with little deviation such as the one pictured above. They had an oil lantern that burned constantly from dusk until dawn with no flashing or blinking as you may think of them today. Once they started being used along the coasts in greater numbers the mariner could not tell where they were at night because nothing distinguished one light from another. For a lighthouse to be effective as an aid to navigation, it not only had to be seen, it also had to be identified as a unique location. This was necessary if ships were to use it to determine their own location and avoid hazards. From here on out different lenses were made with different characteristics and as such required different lens designs. This meant that a lot of lenses were now unique because they would require flash panels or bull's eyes to distinguish one light from the next. The need to clearly identify each lighthouse was often solved by a specific pattern of flashes per minute. Although sometimes lighthouses identified themselves by using colored light, most made use of a flash of light, followed by a period of darkness. This pattern was called the lighthouse's "characteristic." Once electricity was introduced a light could use a flashing mechanism to give it a unique characteristic flash pattern. Now a sea captain could tell where he was by looking at a map and the flash pattern of the light and tell he was in Maine or Massachusetts... .There are many sizes of Fresnel lenses, called 'orders', the largest being a first order, which is made up of hundreds of glass prisms. The lenses decrease in size through second order, third order, etc. Some have red panels, in order to shine a red light seaward. The glass prisms are shaped and positioned in such a way that the light from the single source inside the lens is reflected outward horizontally through e (Paul Cooklin)

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Inside Havana lighthouse by Paul Cooklin

Fresnel beehive, made in Paris. A single 220W bulb can be seen 8 miles away using this lens. Early Fresnel lenses were of standard shapes and designs with little deviation such as the one pictured above. They had an oil lantern that burned constantly from dusk until dawn with no flashing or blinking as you may think of them today. Once they started being used along the coasts in greater numbers the mariner could not tell where they were at night because nothing distinguished one light from another. For a lighthouse to be effective as an aid to navigation, it not only had to be seen, it also had to be identified as a unique location. This was necessary if ships were to use it to determine their own location and avoid hazards. From here on out different lenses were made with different characteristics and as such required different lens designs. This meant that a lot of lenses were now unique because they would require flash panels or bull's eyes to distinguish one light from the next. The need to clearly identify each lighthouse was often solved by a specific pattern of flashes per minute. Although sometimes lighthouses identified themselves by using colored light, most made use of a flash of light, followed by a period of darkness. This pattern was called the lighthouse's "characteristic." Once electricity was introduced a light could use a flashing mechanism to give it a unique characteristic flash pattern. Now a sea captain could tell where he was by looking at a map and the flash pattern of the light and tell he was in Maine or Massachusetts... .There are many sizes of Fresnel lenses, called 'orders', the largest being a first order, which is made up of hundreds of glass prisms. The lenses decrease in size through second order, third order, etc. Some have red panels, in order to shine a red light seaward. The glass prisms are shaped and positioned in such a way that the light from the single source inside the lens is reflected outward horizontally through e (Paul Cooklin)

Fresnel beehive, made in Paris. A single 220W bulb can be seen 8 miles away using this lens. Early Fresnel lenses were of standard shapes and designs with little deviation such as the one pictured above. They had an oil lantern that burned constantly from dusk until dawn with no flashing or blinking as you may think of them today. Once they started being used along the coasts in greater numbers the mariner could not tell where they were at night because nothing distinguished one light from another. For a lighthouse to be effective as an aid to navigation, it not only had to be seen, it also had to be identified as a unique location. This was necessary if ships were to use it to determine their own location and avoid hazards. From here on out different lenses were made with different characteristics and as such required different lens designs. This meant that a lot of lenses were now unique because they would require flash panels or bull's eyes to distinguish one light from the next. The need to clearly identify each lighthouse was often solved by a specific pattern of flashes per minute. Although sometimes lighthouses identified themselves by using colored light, most made use of a flash of light, followed by a period of darkness. This pattern was called the lighthouse's "characteristic." Once electricity was introduced a light could use a flashing mechanism to give it a unique characteristic flash pattern. Now a sea captain could tell where he was by looking at a map and the flash pattern of the light and tell he was in Maine or Massachusetts... .There are many sizes of Fresnel lenses, called 'orders', the largest being a first order, which is made up of hundreds of glass prisms. The lenses decrease in size through second order, third order, etc. Some have red panels, in order to shine a red light seaward. The glass prisms are shaped and positioned in such a way that the light from the single source inside the lens is reflected outward horizontally through e (Paul Cooklin)
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African Latina Dancer by Paul Cooklin

African Latina dancer on stage, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

African Latina dancer on stage, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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African Latina Dancer by Paul Cooklin

African Latina dancer on stage, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

African Latina dancer on stage, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Valtentines Day by Paul Cooklin

African Latino gentleman wearing big red heart on suit jacket, Havana, Cuba. Valentines (Paul Cooklin)

African Latino gentleman wearing big red heart on suit jacket, Havana, Cuba. Valentines (Paul Cooklin)
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Havana architecture, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Dramatic architecture, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Dramatic architecture, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Havana Lighthouse, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Havana Lighthouse, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Havana Lighthouse, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Latina musicians dancing, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Latina musicians dancing, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Latina musicians dancing, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Havana Lighthouse, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Havana Lighthouse, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Havana Lighthouse, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Santa Maria Beach, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Havana Lighthouse, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Havana Lighthouse, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Havana Lighthouse, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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View from Havana Lighthouse, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

View from Havana Lighthouse, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

View from Havana Lighthouse, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Havana Lighthouse, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Havana Lighthouse, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Havana Lighthouse, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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View from Havana Lighthouse, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

View from Havana Lighthouse, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

View from Havana Lighthouse, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Latina woman holding puppy by Paul Cooklin

Latina woman holding puppy on roof terrace, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Latina woman holding puppy on roof terrace, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Latina dental nurse and patient by Paul Cooklin

Latina trainee dental nurse with patient in dental chair, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Latina trainee dental nurse with patient in dental chair, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Latina woman on rooftop by Paul Cooklin

Attractive, young Latina woman on rooftop, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Attractive, young Latina woman on rooftop, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Dental chair by Paul Cooklin

Dental chair, Havan dental training school, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Dental chair, Havan dental training school, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Barber, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Latino man getting a haircut at Cuban barber, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Latino man getting a haircut at Cuban barber, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Vintage car, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Vintage car, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Vintage car, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Vintage car, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Vintage car, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Vintage car, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Havana architecture, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Havana architecture, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Havana architecture, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Cuban musicians by Paul Cooklin

Cuban musicians play (Paul Cooklin)

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Cuban musicians by Paul Cooklin

Cuban musicians play (Paul Cooklin)

Cuban musicians play (Paul Cooklin)
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Latina musicians dancing, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Latina musicians dancing, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Latina musicians dancing, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Latina musicians dancing, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Latina musicians dancing, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Latina musicians dancing, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Latina musicians dancing, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Latina musicians dancing, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Latina musicians dancing, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Darline - Latina, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Darline - Latina, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Darline - Latina, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Cuban dental nurse with patient in chair by Paul Cooklin

Cuban trainee dental nurse with patient in chair, Havana dental school, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Cuban trainee dental nurse with patient in chair, Havana dental school, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Cuban dental nurse with patient in chair by Paul Cooklin

Cuban trainee dental nurse with patient in chair, Havana dental school, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

Cuban trainee dental nurse with patient in chair, Havana dental school, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)
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Latina wedding couture, Havana, Cuba by Paul Cooklin

Latina wedding couture, Havana, Cuba (Paul Cooklin)

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