Photographer's Note

This is in Olinda (you can see more information on that city in previous notes here and here).

I took the photo as I walked towards the Benedictine church and monastery of Sao Bento, which was built in the end of the 1500s, and rebuilt in 1654, after it was set on fire by Dutch troops when they invaded the region earlier that century.

The church is considered one of the richest in north eastern Brazil because of the high altar, carved and gold plated, which was restored in 2001 and exhibited at the New York Guggenheim for an year.

Also, there are nice Gregorian chants programs on Sundays (a nice experience which I recommend).

In this case I preferred a short tele view, showing part of the street that leads into the church.

Raw Capture at ISO 100 – f11.0 – 1/300s @ 70 mm.
Post processing: raw conversion (DPP) to Jpg, and then, contrast (curves), USM and save for the web.

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