Photographer's Note

Vila Velha is the oldest township in Espírito Santo, having been founded on May 23rd, 1535. First called Vila do Espírito Santo, it was founded by Vasco Fernandes Coutinho and was then the capital of Espírito Santo. Coutinho, owner of the Espírito Santo colony, had to go back to Portugal around 1550 to try and find more colonists, for there were too few. On coming back there had been problems keeping order amongst the colonists, slaves, and Indians, which had forced most inhabitants to flee to the island of Vitória, which Coutinho made into the capital upon his return. Afterward, Vila Velha remained a quiet village until quite recently, as in the census of 1828 there were only 1250 people in the village. Today, Vila Velha is the biggest city in all the state, having about 500 thousand inhabitants.

The orange lights in the background are from the port of Tubarão, a very important one to the transportation of iron ore and other various commodities.


>>Other shots from my trip to the state of Espírito Santo

Camera Model Canon EOS 40D
Shooting Date/Time 21/12/2008 19:47:13
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 51
Av( Aperture Value ) 16.0
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed 100
Lens 24-70mm
Focal Length 56.0 mm
Image Size 3888x2592
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode One-Shot AF
Picture Style Standard
Sharpness 6
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 10883 KB
Drive Mode Low-speed continuous shooting

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