This wide and deep bay enchanted navigators, pirates and colonists arousing the interest of the Portuguese government to be an excellent natural harbor, and a strategic defensive location as well not to speak about the fishing waters and soils with good fertility .
Was nominated in 1501 when a Portuguese expedition led by Gaspar de Lemos accompanied by Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian cartographer and writer, who would name the whole American continent as we know...
He was sent to map the new lands discovered the year before by Pedro Alvares Cabral.
It was the 1st of November, All Saints Day in the Catholic tradition.
By custom , appointed himself all landforms according Saints days where they were identified - Fitting the bay, so this name.
The strategic importance of the site, associated with the existence of the eastern hills and geographic (relief would allow the custom of medieval fortified towns) accidents , were decisive for later Tomé de Sousa chose the region to establish , by orders of the king of Portugal , the city that would host the first capital of Portuguese colony - Salvador.
Model - NIKON D700
ExposureTime - 1/100 seconds
FNumber - 10.00
ExposureProgram - Aperture priority
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Not fired
FocalLength - 24.00 mm
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 24 mm
Image Quality - RAW manual converted to JPEG
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marina7 (8055) 2014-01-11 11:46
great compo with the bulk of green water and sharp silhouettes of the ships. Lovely hues.
danos (90333) 2014-01-14 6:47
nice the view of the line of the colourful boats as outline against the sky and to are placed perfect in the frame.The green waters completes pleasant the image.
fritzi007 (8695) 2014-09-15 13:36
Tem sido um longo tempo desde Gaspar de Lemos navegou lá, a água é incrivelmente verde, realmente muito bonito, felicitá-lo
- Copyright: Rui de Camposinhos (ruisc_pt) (10892)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-01
- Categories: Food, Nature, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D700, Sigma 24-70 2.8 EX DG Macro, 82mm Circular Polariser
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: BAHIA - BRAZIL
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-11 5:20