Today we start the crazyest weekend of the year starts with thousands of carneval shows.
Carneval in Rio one week before the festival starts in 1993.
Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese for "January River") is the name of both a state and a city in southeastern Brazil. The city was the capital of Brazil (1763-1960) and of the Portuguese Empire (1808-1821). Commonly known as just Rio (particularly in English and by its inhabitants), the city is also nicknamed A Cidade Maravilhosa - "The Marvelous City".
It is famous for its spectacular natural setting, its Carnival celebrations, samba and other music, hotel-lined tourist beaches, such as Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon and pavements decorated with black and cream swirl pattern mosaics.. Some of the most famous local landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Jesus, known as Christ the Redeemer ('Cristo Redentor') atop Corcovado mountain; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a giant permanent parade stand used during Carnival; and Maracanã stadium, one of the world's largest. Rio also boasts the world's largest forest inside an urban area, called Floresta da Tijuca, or 'Tijuca Forest'.
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PixelTerror (0) 2007-02-16 5:40
It's good you post pics from the Rio carnival, because our Brazilian friends post surprisingly few :-(
I like here the emphasis of costumes and their rich decorations, light bottom up angle magnifies your subject, is it me of is there some red overcast ?
Have a nice week end,
silvia_zenova (1336) 2007-02-16 5:55
hello Achim ,
very colourful festive shot! There is great feelings for entertainment and dance!
Paolo (41222) 2007-02-16 6:01
Hi Achim, excellent portrait of the girl well rapresenting the Rio Carnival. colorful and with good quality.
and sure it wasn't an easy image, in the night and in crowded streets!
Graal (102928) 2007-02-16 6:43
another interesting view and reportage from carnival. Fine costume and model, fantastic colours. Good serie.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-02-16 6:48
Good capture of this nice spectacle. People of "Samba schools" design and make their fantasies weeks before the Carnival. Very good colors, light and bright.
Greetings from Brasil
Gerrit (52081) 2007-02-16 10:05
partying is a serious business I see. Great colours (and catch)
Mikos (4326) 2007-02-16 13:53
Hi Achim ;-)
Thanks a lot for your words about my parisian picture.
What a joy, what a colourful picture, what a jeaulosy not to be there right now!!!!!
You have taken the atmosphere and the feeling of the carnaval and put it on your picture, congratulations.
have a great weekend ;-)
Budapestman (82620) 2007-02-17 5:53
This is a very spectacular and attractive photo. I like the decorative details and the full of life atmosphere. Very good composition and superb cut. Excellent work. Have a nice weekend!
feather (51130) 2007-02-17 10:20
Excellent colourful photo conveying the carnival atmosphere well. I think every colour of the rainbow is represented. It's not something that happens in my part of the UK so thanks for showing this.
vinicio (23423) 2007-02-17 15:45
Good coulord view of this "moment" of festival Achim, I like all on this image, over all the nice expressions of these women, it's wonderful, compliments.
have a nice sunday
Buin (42466) 2007-02-18 5:57
Was für eine Farborgie, wa für phantastische Kostüme! Man sieht der Dame an, wie ernst sie ihren Auftritt nimmt. Du hast eine tolle Atmosphäre eingefangen.
Grüße aus Siegen - fernab von allem Karneval...
Einen schönen Sonntag!
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-02-18 11:48
I like how you maznaged to emphasize carnaval colors.
Very nice, with great sharpness.
cepekdong (3676) 2007-02-19 3:36
du bist wohl viel am resien .... suedamerika muss toll sein, irgendwann komm ich auch hin ! eine tolle aufnahme mit etwas bewegung sehr schoen
sergio1 (12152) 2007-02-19 4:34
Lovely shot to carnaval. This celebration is very fun.
Great colours and intersting note.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-02-19 9:49
What a coincidence, this is the second Rio picture I am critiquing on the trot. The carnival ofcourse is famous and its a nice moment that you have captured here showing all the colours and festivities involving it.
With Greetings from India
evanrizo (456) 2007-02-19 14:25
It is excellent, a very good grame, wonderful colors and light, all the photo gives a good effect.
Have a nice time
jafadabret (56501) 2007-02-20 4:48
Achim, c'est un festival de couleurs. Un cliché agréable à voir avec tous ces détails où on se plaît à se perdre.
Belle illustration de ce carnaval si célèbre.
cmarino (2490) 2007-02-20 5:49
Nice shot, Achim.
Thanks for showing this beauty of Rio and to post the interesting note.
batalay (38933) 2007-02-20 12:37
Another excellent shot, perhaps better even than the one I reviewed a couple of days ago. There is a symphony of colors here, even with the subdued light that was available. Very nice composition and exposure.
Cricri (120143) 2007-02-21 3:55
un carnaval qui doit être merveilleux à voir, détails, couleurs, beauté, tout comme représenter par cette belle image, joli portrait
knowdebu (964) 2007-02-23 7:35
no, i haven't seen any carnival of this kind in real life. i like the way the people dress for this particular occassion.its so colourful.thanks for sharing such a beautiful picture.
Amaz (11475) 2009-08-25 1:51
Show of colors again, Achim!!!
Excellent composition and perfect POV!!!
Very well taken!!!