Carnaval is the most popular party in Brazil. Usually 3 to 4 months before it (it usually occurs by the end of frebruary), there are a lot already going on in Rio. Rehearsal of school of samba in local courts (usually inside of Rio's famous favelas) where anyone can go, carnaval blocks (small schools of samba) have small parades in those months before carnaval.
In that particular day, a local store invite a school of samba to make a party every saturday in the public square just in front of it. Bateria (group of percussionits), passistas (dancers as those ones) and baianas (old ladies in traditional customs) assemble a small, but very fun party.
My friend, Juliana, which invited me to take those picture this day, presented a great series of shots too!
A PS of another shot of the passistas
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oellepi (165) 2005-12-11 8:41
Waaaaaaaaaaa i like this asssssssssssssssss. Very nice colours
jufaillace (266) 2005-12-11 8:55
Muito bom!!! O comentário aí de cima foi o melhor!!!
andrebonavita (0) 2005-12-12 6:34
hahaa que foto engraçada!
pitai (3985) 2005-12-12 7:09
Ola Joel, uma foto muito bem captada. Gostei do grafismo. As cores bem chamativas das vestimentas. O ponto de vista esta muito bom. Muito bom recorte e transmite muito bem a forca dos bailarinos. Bom trabalho. Gabriel.
shirgold (2485) 2005-12-12 7:36
I love this capture - the expression in the man's face truly brings back carnaval memories :-)
Good composition and details.
I did a workshop , hope you don't mind.
TFS - Shir
gebala (0) 2005-12-12 10:50
hello, wow what an expression on his face:) I can feel this rythm:) great street shot, nice point of view, nice colors,well done rgs
saigon (6443) 2005-12-12 14:31
wow!! yes verigood sexy!
good moment decisive!bravo!
Balthazar (222) 2005-12-12 14:33
Great fun shot.
Lovely composition and sense of movement.
markoci (3933) 2005-12-12 17:03
woww!!! best carnival/samba/party shot i've seen on te! awesome energy, yes i can almost feel the music and the drums. excellent pov, perfect framing and dof (love the party going on in the bg). the hands, the thighs and other bodyparts :-) all full of motion and rythm.. straight to my favs.
gigi (2668) 2005-12-15 14:55
ces photo de carnaval sont tres belle
toute la magie du Bresil
bravo et merci
laracampos (50) 2005-12-19 15:42
olá! muito obrigada pelo comentário! Mas deixe-me responder sua pergunta: pra fazer o efeito na foto do menino eu utilizei apenas os efeitos de iluminação do photoshop.
Ah! lindíssima essa sua foto! Amei!
tinamunk3 (6408) 2006-01-14 4:52
What a great pov you have chosen here and what a great expression this guy is showing and what beautiful girl :O)
A very dynamic shot!!
timleahy (2195) 2006-01-15 20:53
great shot Joel, you captured the moment perfectly. The motion and energy of the dancer comes across really well, and the face on the man is priceless.
ps great booty also!
Polonaise (5802) 2006-05-04 9:24
I love the sexiness of this scene.
I love the dynamism of this scene.
I love the colors of the skins.
I love the half-exposed buttocks of the girl.
Did i mention I love the sexiness of this scene?
Quite excited by now...George
oochappan (16171) 2006-05-19 22:38
Yes, I can understand the strong energique exaltated expression on his face, yes indeed well composed captured, the power and the beauty reunited in this enjoyable shot.
Henk (to Fav)
kittyhawk (1794) 2006-06-29 7:46
Great PoV. I understand the mans enthusiasme...
kinginexile (2598) 2006-09-13 2:36
Seen from the right angle, life is...beautiful! One problem with your shot, we want to see more, I mean left and right and after (edit: saw more...on your Pbase gallery. Thanks)... And maybe yes, just a bit more curves.
I see Polonaise is loosing his Chopin over it! :-)))
Wonderful, plenty of energy and apparently not just then but for 3 or 4 months. hell, all year long in Brazil!!!!
arturo (31) 2006-09-13 15:29
i can only smile now...make myself a stiff vodka & bitter lemon, sit down again & enjoy the scene...cheers, arturo
annagrace (2467) 2006-10-11 21:19
Fantastic capture of the passitas! Wonderful color of clothing against the dark skin. Where are her panties, LOL!!???
Benedict (7076) 2007-04-14 1:15
what a timing, vivid, sharp shot!
two thumbs up for this one, joel.
Faros (12) 2007-04-18 9:26
Nothing to say....
kyzer (341) 2008-05-24 5:52
Sorry but you captured the cheeks very well..;) which one...the guys or the girls..
Good sense of motion and life and vivid colors...
flashpoint (4000) 2008-05-24 5:56
...perfect timing for this carnival shot!!
- Copyright: Joel Kos (jkos) (981)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-10
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 350d (Rebel), Canon 17-85mm F\4-5.6 IS USM, Ultra-Violet
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Cenas Cariocas, Modicade Independente, Arses of the World [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-11 8:38
- Favorites: 5 [view]