Photographer's Note

Fast car

A Sunday afternoon, on our way to Guralhos airport, back to Holland. The taxi could progress very swiftly through the uncharacteristically light traffic, the drive straight through a major part of town from our hotel in Cha. Sto Antonio took us only 40 minutes. Riding thru town was like a fast rewind of scenes and memories. We recognised much of the things we saw from our extensive inner city bus travels with our dear friend Isabel and this triggered all kinda stories. Shooting downtown Sampa for the last time through the open taxi window we decided to return. And we will.

And yes, the car is of course a lovely VW Bug. There're still lots of them around. The production of the VW Fusca ended in Brazil in 1986, but it returned again from 1992 to 1996, as the special Gold Series, which is a collectors item in Brazil (Muito obrigado Lucas for this VW information).

This is for now the last Brazil posting. In the following postings, counting 'down' to post #300 I’ll revisit Katwijk and Noordwijk, the North Sea coastal villages where I grew up.

Fast car is a song from Tracy Chpaman’s self titled debut album. Released in 1988 on Elelktra

PCS3 tech: altered the saturation, contrast, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, using different layers, enhanced the edges, USM-ed, added a frame and resized and did a gentle USM again.

exif data

Camera Manufacturer : FUJIFILM
Camera Model : FinePix F30
Exposure time [s] : 1/600
F-Number : 8.0
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 200
Date taken : 2007:02:24 17:48:22
Exposure bias value : -2/3
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 36 mm (35 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
image width : 3504
image length : 2336
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : Normal
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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