Photographer's Note

On Paulista Avenue, the economic heart of Sao Paulo, we were lucky enough to encounter this scene that brought back great memories of our time as fresh(wo-)men in university. This band of first year students of Cásper Líbero College were led along Paulista Avenue by seniors wearing T-shirts with ‘respeito, veterana’ printed on it.
And these veterans really saw to it that the freshmen really stood out.
We almost had forgotten that in the southern hemisphere the seasons are reversed and that the start of the academic season is in February - and that the initiation rites take place then.

In the WS is a close up.

PCS3 tech: cropped to simplify the storytelling, altered the saturation, contrast, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, enhanced the edges, USM-ed, added a frame and resized and did a gentle USM again.
(by the way I hadn’t adjusted the clock of my cams – so the exif times are way off)

exif data

Camera Manufacturer : Canon
Camera Model : Canon EOS 30D
Exposure time [s] : 1/20
F-Number : 8.0
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 400
Date taken : 2007:02:12 22:34:43
Exposure bias value : -1/3
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 28 mm (35 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
image width : 2336
image length : 3504
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : High
Sharpness : Normal

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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