A typical view from the "Pelourinho", the old square located in the historic center of Salvador de Bahia. That place was compeletely restored thanks to several years program and today it looks absoluelty marvelous.
It is quite a touristic of course but the place kept a charming flavour from the past especially because of the Baroque architecture and the steep streets paved with stones. When walking at night, one can encounter many typical activities like the women preparing the "Moqueca de Peixe" which is very tastys coco milk based mixture of vegetables and fish. One can see improvised concerts in different cafés close to that place. In fact, you always have great smells and songs escpaing from the windows above you.
Cropped, levels adjusted, USM applied.
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Exposure mode: Av
Metering mode: Center-weighted average
Drive mode: Continuous: frame 1
Lens: 17 to 40mm
Focal length: 17mm
AF mode: AI Focus AF
Image size: 3504 x 2336
Image quality: Super fine
White balance: Auto
Color space: sRGB
Picture Effect: Normal
Color profile: IEC 61966-2.1
Default RGB colour space - sRGB
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Marcelo_Almeida (1044) 2005-07-01 14:06
Great contrast of colors. The Pelourinho is really a pretty place, a paradise for photographers. Nice shot.
kebek (5438) 2005-07-01 14:11
Superb point of view to show this really marvelous place. I love hadndling of light conditions here. Wonderful architecture is very well exposed. I like the street going downwards and amazing shade of sky.
Great Work, Steven and also interesting note.
Xalkida (11744) 2005-07-01 14:34
Great prespective, very fine vivid colors, crystal clarity! Excellent lighting conditions! Very fine job!
dimman (118) 2005-07-01 14:47
I have to agree with what the two other members wrote above on the aesthetic part, except for one thing!
You overdid with the sharpening! So much that halos are showing pretty bad!
A USM filter of 150/0.4/1 to 250/0.4/1 (depending of the original size) is more appropriate! This can be done in Adobe™ Photoshop. You can also use canon Digital Photo Professional with a sharpening of 4 to 5 during JPG exporting!
Check my picture named “mosquito” to see what I’m talking about!
Also a bit of bighting on the left shadowed area can be applied! The person on the left walking in the pictures frame, the way he moves his hands and the red t-shirt will balance the colors on the frame!
betogrein (2232) 2005-07-01 16:06
belíssima foto, ótima composição, cores e contraste. Parabéns...
MRodini (304) 2005-07-04 9:13
Linda foto, ótimas cores, ótimo contraste... muito boa a saturação!!
Didi (57256) 2005-07-14 7:31
Un riche contraste de couleurs par rapport à un ciel bleu sombre; c'est très appéciable.
L'angle de prise de vue est très bien choisi.
Cependant je suis surpris par le peu de critique par rapport au nombre de visites.
Cette photo mérite beaucoup plus.
quantabeh (5205) 2005-07-20 17:38
I like your excellent point of view and perspective. The colors have of course come out really well. congrats. The exposure has been superb.
gary91 (15348) 2005-10-02 17:47
Une photo qui me rappelle étrangement des souvenirs personnels !!! j'ai la même à la maison mais le temps était nettement plus gris.
Comme toi, la moqueca est inoubliable comme l'accueil des bahianais.
MichaelTrezzi (3368) 2008-04-03 13:01
Hello Steven, wonderful view against the polarized dark blue sky of the pictoresque houses of the old square. Good composition. Wel done, Rgds, Michael
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-18
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40/4L USM, Digital RAW, Hama Circular Polarizer 77 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 19 DAYS TO DISCOVER BRAZIL
- Theme(s): Places where I had no digital camera... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-01 14:00