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Hoje

Fishing boats in the sheltered lagoon of the tranquil village of Santa Cruz Cabralia on the Bahia coast. I haven’t read up on the Brazilian coastal fishery like I did on that of the Algarve, so I alas can only say that these boats are amongst the biggest types of the Santa Cruz Cabrilia fleet and that the local fishermen have organized themselves in a cooperation.
The town's tag is: “Berço da Civlição Brasileira” because on a hill overlooking the modern town are the remnants of one the oldest Portuguese colonial settlements in the country, founded by Pedro Alvares Cabral.

Hoje (Today) is the title of a recent album and track of beautiful Gal Costa from Bahia, released in 2005 on Trama It’s wonderfully relaxed, suave and sometimes sultry.
So today a picture/text combination to celebrate the coming of a warm and sunny spring weekend ;-).

PCS2 tech: cropped, got rid of the spots and smudges resulting from a verrry dirty sensor, altered the saturation, contrast, curves and levels, enhanced the colour- and luminosity edges and surfaces for the whole pic and some elements separately, USM-ed , added a frame and saved for the web.


exif data

Camera Manufacturer : Canon
Camera Model : Canon EOS 30D
Exposure time [s] : 1/125
F-Number : 13.0
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 200
Date taken : 2007:02:22 13:35:42
Exposure bias value : -1/3
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 90 mm (35 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
image width : 3504
image length : 2336
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : High
Sharpness : Normal

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