Photographer's Note

View of Praia da Costa, the most famous beach of Vila Velha. In the background, we can see, already in the capital of the state, Vitória, the lines of Porto de Tubarão, one of the main Brazilian ports, specially in the transportation of iron ore.


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.

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

22/12/2007 16:17:13
Shooting Mode: Aperture-Priority AE
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/100
Av (Aperture Value): 11.0
Metering Mode: Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation: +1/3
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: 70.0 - 300.0 mm
Focal Length: 92.0 mm
Image Size: 3888x2592
Image Quality: RAW
White Balance Mode: Auto
AF Mode: One-Shot
Noise Reduction: Off
Drive Mode: Continuous shooting

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