Photographer's Note

Still the penitents walking from the "Igreja da Ordem do Terceira do Carmo" up to the "Igreja São Fransisco" passing across the "Pelourinho" area.

They are in front of the latter and they stayed here about 40 minutes for the end of the procession around the cross enlighten in red.

Due to the slave inheritage in Brazil, I found that the ceremony was even more moving and sad. The meaning of that ceremony which conveys a lot of regrets for human sins took an additional dimension compared to what we know in Europe. Remember that several millions of African people were brought to Brazil to work in slavery.

I don't know what Brazilian people think of this today. But like in Angola where I spent almost two years, I discovered a great proudness and kindness at the same time among people to have survived so many difficult situations, some of them being quite recentes.

Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Aperture: 3,5
Exposure mode: Manual
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: Continuous: frame 1
ISO: 1600
Lens: 28 to 75mm
Focal length: 28mm
AF mode: AI Focus AF
Image size: 3504 x 2336
Rotation: none
Image quality: Super fine
White balance: Auto
Color space: sRGB
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: High2
Contrast: High2
Picture Effect: Normal
Tone: Normal

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