Meet Fidel Castro

© Max Aureli

Meet Fidel Castro

Uploaded: April 25, 2009


Cuba Havana :-))).


Laura E. Swan level-classic April 25, 2009

AH! Let me be the first HERE, TOO!


NO, NO, NO! I know this man! He is my brother and dear friend! ALWAYS!

Great job, B. Max. VERY VERY great job! You two are too much and are guilty of SO MANY smiles and laughs in my life!

AWESOME JOB. BOTH OF YOU! -Sister Laura #1118747

Max Aureli April 25, 2009

Thank you Sister Laura. He is Fidel... did you meet him?? #7450130

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 25, 2009

Yes. I met Fidel. On the beach. On a tour package. The food was wonderful and the cigars smoke was HEAVENLY. He is an amazing man to know. -Amen #7450138

Max Aureli April 25, 2009

LOL :-))))) #7450141

Barbara Waldoch level-classic April 25, 2009

Fidel never looked this good and certainly does not look like that now LOL
Terrific shot, Max! #7450187

Max Aureli April 25, 2009

Well Barbara... I did some makeup to Fidel!!! :-)))) #7450190

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe April 25, 2009

Hmmm....I'm with Barbara!! I certainly never thought Fidel looked this good Max!! And he certainly looks much younger than his years!! I knew you were a master of portraits, but this proves you are a genius!!!
By the way, sounds like some prayers need to be said for Sister Laura too. Fidel, on the beach, Heavenly cigar smoke???? Sounds like trouble to me!!
I will say prayers for you all. This may take a great deal of time!
Truly a fantastic portrait of our dear friend, Max!! #7450201

Max Aureli April 25, 2009

LOL Teresa!!!:-))) #7450205

Tommy E. Burgess April 25, 2009

LOL Max. You and Rolan always have so much fun. Wonderful capture!! #7450224

ROLAN NARMAN April 25, 2009

Amazing shot of this guy Max!!!...whoever he is...he should be proud! Excellent job my friend!!! WOW! #7450225

Max Aureli April 25, 2009

LOL:-)) #7450229

A P April 25, 2009

Wonderful capture of this dictator Max. I never knew he looked so much like one of our own. LOLOL See the two of you are up to your old tricks again. This is a wonderful capture. Fidel should use this as his mini pix. Outstanding job, Max #7450268

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic April 25, 2009

Great job Max! I bet you two had tons of fun!! #7450351

Ann Coates level-classic April 26, 2009

Oooh! He looks sooooo mean, like you don't want mess with him Max. Great portrait work Max and back to your old tricks again. It's all good fun. #7450362

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 26, 2009

LOL@ title! Max what were you doing socializing with a dictator? I am sure he looks young because Max has some new magic PS filter.... :-)

gorgeous portrait! #7450363

Tiia Vissak April 26, 2009

a cool portrait! #7450386

Laurence Saliba level-classic April 26, 2009

Oh I knew this!! LOLLLLLLLL hey cousin are those my cuban cigars??? Dont you dare light it up ok!! Great work brother Max!! Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. #7450587

Lynne Morris April 26, 2009

Haha , I love it when you guys get up to your tricks! This is a fantastic portrait of the handsome Fidel, what filters do you use, cos I am sure you taken years of Fidel from when I last saw him! :) Beautiful portrait of your handsome model Max. #7450591

Kerry Hill April 26, 2009

Max you did an awesome job with the make up on Fidel, he looks so veeeeeery familiar now!! Excellent work!!! #7450633

Michelle Alton April 26, 2009

Well, I remember Fidel in his youth...he WAS dashing, Max! But this is a truly wonderful portrait. Lighting is perfect, and the pose --- also perfect! #7450778

Michelle Alton April 26, 2009

Well, I remember Fidel in his youth...he WAS dashing, Max! But this is a truly wonderful portrait. Lighting is perfect, and the pose --- also perfect! #7450779

Michelle Alton April 26, 2009

Well, I remember Fidel in his youth...he WAS dashing, Max! But this is a truly wonderful portrait. Lighting is perfect, and the pose --- also perfect! #7450780

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe April 26, 2009

Fantastic pose, light and color with this outstanding portrait of Fidel. LOL. Love the hat and cigar. Well done both of yous. #7450950

Ellen Hodges April 26, 2009

Glad that you got the tour package, Max! We would never see the "new" Fidel
if it wasn't for you! I hope that Rolan can go with you on tour next time to see his twin!! Fantastic portrait, of a handsome lad, Max! #7451036

Brett Dolsen April 26, 2009

Id like to know what was cooling the throat after that whopper!!Great portraitwork Max!!Brett #7451056

Bojan Bencic level-classic April 26, 2009

Great DD work on Fidel, Max. He never looked better. :o) Great portrait. #7451068

Mike Clime April 26, 2009

Terrific portrait! #7451159

Tammy Espino April 26, 2009

When you were eight
And you had bad traits
You go to school and you learn the golden rule
So why are you acting like a bloody fool
If you get hot you must get cool

Bad boys, bad boys
Watcha gonna do whatcha gonna do
When they come for you

Another handsome great capture, you two are a joy to visit your galleries!!! :) #7451259

April 26, 2009

Oh, how cool this photo is, Fidel is getting younger everyday. Max you do wonders with lens! LOL ,Millie #7451274

Tammy Scott April 26, 2009

What a wonderful portrait and great pose! #7451305

Kathleen Rinker April 26, 2009

Fabulous portrait and title Max!! You're too funny!! #7451320

Kathleen Rinker April 26, 2009

Fabulous portrait and title Max!! You're too funny!! #7451321

Betsy Labuschagne April 26, 2009

Wonderful portrait of Fidel! He certainly looks more handsome than I remember! #7451421

Maria A. Gonzalez April 26, 2009

Amazing color and detail in this portrait,Max.Your portraits are incredibly beautiful and real,great job,my friend. #7451435

Carol Sawyer April 26, 2009

Fantastic portrait, Max!! #7451567

Jennifer L. Taranto April 26, 2009

my goodness, you two have too much fun together LOL - but of course, the result is always fantastic!! Fidel is looking so good these days ;) great light!! love the hat!! #7451686

anonymous April 26, 2009

Max, great lighting and pose. I'm so glad that you love what you do and have fun doing it. You make us all smile and lol. What a great portrait to add to your gallery. #7451738

April 26, 2009

Gereat portrait,excellent color and lk
lighting,Max! #7452440

Courtenay Vanderbilt April 26, 2009

Excellent caricature Max! Rolan you are quite the actor and play the part well.....and I know you can sing! LOL Wonderful portrait Max, I know you guys had fun that day! Here's hoping we may see some more! #7452921

John Connolly April 26, 2009

Fidel looks to be getting younger every day Max! It may have something to do with those Cuban cigars! LOL!!!
A fantastic portrait with excellent lighting nd tones! #7453156

Patricia Ronan April 26, 2009

Fantast portrait of your "friend" Fidel Castro Max, love the square crop and great lighting, nice hat "Fidel"!:)) #7453213

Janet Daniel April 26, 2009

Your portraits are amazing, Max! This one is super! #7453430

ROLAN NARMAN April 26, 2009

Once again thank you very much my friends for your kind words and thanks Max for that special "rejuvenating filter!"

BTW that cigar was never lit cousin Laurence! It is being saved for you! #7454109

AEK April 27, 2009

ummm, is that, rolan, like "i didn't inhale?" you're lucky to be so favored by the maestro! can you please borrow that filter and bring it over to my 'house?' good shot max; I could seriously use that filter!!!! :) #7455827

Mitch Spence level-classic April 27, 2009

Absolutely marvelous portrait. Yes it is! #7456161

Laurence Saliba level-classic April 27, 2009

OK!!! Thanks amigo!!! #7456484

Aimee C. Eisaman April 27, 2009

Now after reading thru the comments I can't seem to get an image of Laura with a stogey hanging out of her mouth out of my mind! :P A great capture Max! Love the always capture great expressions that really tell a story! Wonderful work! :~) #7458574

Sirsendu Gayen April 28, 2009

Great portrait. #7461840

Marijana Fajgl April 28, 2009

Fantastic portrait of rolan, Max! #7462163

Debra R. Harder April 29, 2009

You're too much, Max!! This is FABULOUS!! What an EXCELLENT expression you've captured here...and the title is too funny!! Magnificent lighting, details, colors, tones and composition. You're brilliant!! Deb #7464900

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap April 29, 2009

Great portrait work Max! Well done! #7465259

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe April 29, 2009

Fidel looks better than he EVER has...that is portrait magic for sure! Awesome work!

ccc #7465381

ROLAN NARMAN December 11, 2009

Fidel looks even better with an EFP Max! LOL! Let's hope he goes all the way!

Max Aureli December 11, 2009

LOL maybe they don't like Fidel because is a communist??? LOL LOL
At list he got an EFP after a year !!! LOL LOL #8209949

ROLAN NARMAN December 11, 2009

Maybe POTD in another year! LOL! Of course only if the judges become communists too! #8209950

Max Aureli December 11, 2009

LOL Bro!!!! #8209951

Patti Coblentz December 12, 2009

Love the badge!!!! The portrait of this handsome Fidel speaks for itself :)) Great going!

Patti #8210602

Susana Ms Heide December 12, 2009

I can't add much to this thread... but I am laughing!!!! You and Rolan know how to have a fun time!!! My question is, was this picture taken before or AFTER the wine bottles were opened??! LOL #8210725

Max Aureli December 12, 2009

After Susana... after!! Rolan will never look like this before a bottle is open!! LOL #8210733

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 12, 2009

Ahhh, the Max chat room is alive and well! Nice to see this one pulled to the front! #8210760

Max Aureli December 12, 2009

LOL #8210764

ROLAN NARMAN December 12, 2009

Ahhhhh that red Chianti! He got me drunk with it that day! This picture is after finishing two bottles to the last drop! We were not thinking aperture or shutter speed! That's for sure! #8210821

Max Aureli December 12, 2009

Ya!!!! The only aperture we were thinking was the neck open at full of the red wine bottles!!! Ya... we needed a lot of lights!!! LOL #8210831

Sherran Andersen level-classic December 12, 2009

Lol... the two of you are a riot... wonderful portrait Max. Can't believe I missed it the first time. #8211858

Jean-Pierre Ducondi December 13, 2009

This is a very entertaining discussion. LOL.
Terrific portrait.
JP #8212553

Betsy Labuschagne December 13, 2009

When is your next get together? We want to see more!! Congratulations Max :) #8212630

Max Aureli December 13, 2009

... when we have money to buy a barrel of wine!! :-))
Thank you all friends for your ... wine support!!!! :-)) #8212647

Betsy Labuschagne December 13, 2009

We will all make a donation :) #8212659

Max Aureli December 13, 2009

Thanks from me and Bro Rolan!! :-)) #8212683

ROLAN NARMAN December 13, 2009

Yap! I'll go right into the barrel and we'll do the shooting in there against a red and wet background! No need for the flood filter! #8212883

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 13, 2009


Hey Roland, use this for your minipic, what a handsome man Fidel for that wine, let me know the next time, I want a glass too!
Did Max get you intoxicated and take advantage of you by making your picture? lol

jo ann c. #8213187

ROLAN NARMAN December 13, 2009

He was holding the camera like a wine bottle, and the wine bottle like a camera Jo Ann! So I could not refuse the offer! By the time he clicked we had already finished two glasses! #8213315

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 13, 2009

MAX! ROLAN! THIS WONDERFUL PHOTO and THREAD COMES BACK TO LIFE! Yippeeeee!!!! We have missed PLAYING with you two boys!

Aimee said she can only picture me now with a cigar hanging from my mouth. I missed her saying this the first time around.

When did I start smoking? Was I there too? (Sigh!) Too much wine...too much wine! I have forgotten the whole thing!

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 13, 2009

OMGOSH! BRO-LAN! That looks like a "talk box" in your mouth! HA!


Photobucket #8213803

AEK December 14, 2009

ha ha -- glad this showed up now. thanks for the morning chuckle. great fun seems to be had by all! have a great day. -a. #8214889

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