Walking in direction of the pier we come across this procession, part of the Festival of the Divine Holy Spirit, here simple called Festa do Divino.
Occuring between May and June, around Pentecost (50 days after Easter)the Festival was bring to Brazil by portuguese colonists in the 17th century. This religious festival is still celebrated today in many Brazilian cities. One of the most traditional celebrations takes place in Diamantina, Minas Gerais State. The week-long festivities include masses and fireworks, culminating in the "parade of the Emperor."
Festa do Divino celebrations can also be found in two of Brazil's most beautiful colonial-era towns: Alcântara, Maranhão State, and Paraty, Rio de Janeiro State.
The townspeople dress up in colonial costumes, with many playing the roles of prominent figures from Brazilian history. The climax is a visit from the "Emperor," who arrives with his servants for a procession and mass at the church square. He frees prisoners from the town jail in a symbolic gesture of royal generosity, and strolling musicians known as Folias do Divino serenade the townspeople day and night.
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mauro61 (52623) 2013-04-20 10:38
immagine ricca di colori che rende bene questo scorcio della manifestazione,
mesutilgim (84442) 2013-04-20 12:41
Nice and colorfull capture enriched with many interesting notes !
TFS and have a nice weekend.
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-04-20 20:48
Beautiful saturation of red in this shot, Andre, with interesting looks on the faces of the participants. Great closeup view with excellent detail.
Urs (14082) 2013-04-21 6:24
Dynamic shot of this procession using the flags to frame the shot. Candid view of the expressions of marchers. I like the vibrant colour hues and the find sharpness. WEll done
Noel_Byrne (24349) 2013-04-21 7:33
The colours in this are really strking and really call the viewer to look further. The red against blue is very beautiful, and for some reason reminds me of the prayer flags I have seen on TE in Tibet. Beautiful composition to catch the details of so many faces within the festival, and your composition of the birds arop the flag poles is perfect to make them stand out briliantly. Really nice shot, thanks for sharing.
All the best
ourania (31137) 2013-04-21 10:12
the deep red tones that dominate your composition, enriched by effective shadows and contrasted by the brilliant sky, created a mesmerising effect. I like very much the way you've managed this shot with the people emerging among the dynamic diagonals and the red fabric of the banners and clothes. Lighting and clarity are amazing, the atmosphere is intriguing and the spontaneity of the moment has been frozen in a stunning way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Sonata11 (33251) 2013-04-21 21:00
I really enjoy your beautiful picture of festival, very well done with contrasts, light , red colors which is stand out, sharpness to emphasize the mood in this photo. I like it. Tfs,
All the best,
bayno (18342) 2013-04-23 8:10
Ciao Andre...i am not religious but this one is a great moment taken...wonderful framing, nice light and colors and excellent sharp...well done...
greetings from Rome...
adores (37153) 2013-04-25 14:17
Essa procissão parece ser bem colorida! O vermelho das bandeiras e as pombas no topo são excelentes! Gosto do enquadramento e dos rostos entre as bandeiras.
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (12582)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-26
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D), Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, HOYA 67mm CIR-PL
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Paraty Historical City
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-20 10:34