Photographer's Note

>>Different view of the city, featuring the convoluted lines of the BR-101 route, a major highway that connects Brazil from North to South, basically following the shore.

Brazil's rural area of São Caetano (Rio Novo do Sul municipality), marked by its mountainous relief, the beginning of the Serra do Mar, was the destination of many European immigrants (Swiss, Belgian, German, Dutch, etc.), who were given land by the imperial government in the 1850-60s, for the purpose of colonization and development. Likewise, this was the case of this property.

In the middle of the frame, in the background, we can see a featuring landscape of the region. The “Frade e Freira” (Friar and Nun) is a granitic formation located in the Itapemirim municipality, being contiguous to Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Rio Novo do Sul, and Vargem Alta, in the state of Espírito Santo. Inspired by its shape, which resembles the figure of a friar and of a nun, some legends have appeared as to the origin of such a formation. The myth says that a friar and a nun have fallen in love. Since their lives must be dedicated to serve God, they couldn’t stay together. However, their love was so great that the only way they could be together was to be transformed into two opposing mountains, in whose form one could eternally admire the other. In the background hills, we can also see some of the city of Rio Novo do Sul.

This shot was made from a different perspective from the same property of last year's pictures of this region.
>>Other shots from my trip to the state of Espírito Santo.

Camera Model Canon EOS 40D
Shooting Date/Time 2/1/2009 10:17:03
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/80
Av( Aperture Value ) 13.0
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 200
Lens 10-20mm
Focal Length 13.0 mm
Image Size 3888x2592
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode One-Shot AF
Picture Style Standard
Sharpness 7
Contrast 0
Saturation 0
Color tone 0
Color Space sRGB
Long exposure noise reduction 1:Auto
High ISO speed noise reduction 1:Enable
Highlight tone priority 0:Disable
File Size 13713 KB
Drive Mode Low-speed continuous shooting

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