Today, there was a Brazilian festival in Paris, in the 12th arrondissement along the Daumesnil avenue. I already saw different Brazilian festivals like this in the past like here or there.
This was a festival from Nordeste with typical music and Maracatu orchestra playing loud drums only : alfaia, gongue, caixa, mineiro and abê...
Maracatu is deeply part of the Nordeste culture since it does mix Brazilian modern music and Indian culture. Let's say it's a kind of traditional Carnaval from the Pernambuco state. Each march is leaded by a large banner, the King and the Queen which embody the African roots of Brazil.
Maracatu culture is an important tribute that Brazilian people offer to their ancestors which were slaves coming from the Western African coast and Indians. That's why most people like this one here are dressed in traditional Indian clothes.
I wanted to try a B&W tone but I left the color original version in WS if your are interested.
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rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-05-21 9:01
COntent de te revoir,
Cest une portrait tres expressive et un noir blanc tres matrisse. J'aime bien le ODF
robiuk (10807) 2006-05-22 6:16
this wonderful portrait really works well in b/w. Much better than in colour.
Great work with shadows, contrast and toning,
pridel (233) 2006-05-24 17:19
j'aime bien ce portrait.
ton sépia est très doux et va très bien avec l'expression du visage.
et puis techniquement c'est nickel.
ps) ce portrait est sous évalué
kami1 (579) 2006-09-07 2:49
What a catch, nice work.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-05-20
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L USM IS, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Brazilian parades in Paris [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-20 15:00