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Corvo

Some Brazilian urban culture today. Shown here is skatista Corvo (Crow in English). He teaches a skating class under a stretch of Niemeyer ‘s Grande Marquise, a massive concrete (of course) structure snaking through the Parque Ibirapuera in Sampa.
After a chat –with our dear friend Isabel in the role of translator, we can get by in Portugues, but real conversations are still difficult- in which we exchanged the things we do, we watched him teaching his skate class (some techniques he used I remembered from my first cross-country ski lessons long ago) and after that he did a demonstration for us, involving making a 360 dgr turn on one bended leg, shown here and showing that he's a highly accomplished skater.

In a WS is an aerial pic from the parque as shot from our GOL Boeing a short time after take off from Conghonas airport. The white trapezium shaped building on the left is the Auditório Ibirapuera, featured in my previous shot and the Grande Marquise is the complex organic shape connecting the different buildings of the parque. A pic I posted to commemorate the horrible Conghonas airport crash from 10 days ago is here

PCS3 tech: very slightly cropped, converted to BW (gradient mapping) altered the 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.


exif data

Camera Manufacturer : Canon
Camera Model : Canon EOS 30D
Exposure time [s] : 1/160
F-Number : 5.6
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 400
Date taken : 2007:02:13 16:21:57
Exposure bias value : -1/3
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 140 mm (35 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
image width : 2336
image length : 3504
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : High
Sharpness : Normal

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