A glorious Easter for shutterbugs

We’re back from several days in the Alentejo, and I have some lovely photos from that trip, but…how about an Easter photo first? We spent the morning at the São Brás Festa das Tochas, one of the two best annual events in the Algarve (in my opinion). It rained quite a bit during the hour prior to the parade, and thus for the first time in my experience with this festival, the streets were nearly empty. (Happily, everyone showed up just before the parade began, so by the time the marchers set out from the church, it looked like a normal crowd.) The dearth of people, the misty air, and the deep color saturation of the flower decorations in the indirect light made for some glorious photo opportunities.

This is my favorite photo from that morning. (Click the image to enflorate.)



About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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6 Responses to A glorious Easter for shutterbugs

  1. Lisa Shaw says:

    Looking forward to seeing all the other pics, too. 🙂

  2. mormonator says:

    That is gorgeous. You always spoil us. Thx for sharing.

  3. xenatuba says:

    We were wondering if there were more wildflowers this year. And thanks for sending me my special picture…of a tuba player!

  4. oregon expat says:

    More pics coming, now that I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and go through them…

  5. Karyn says:

    LOL for the click to “enflorate.” Nice word. Lovely pic. I also appreciate the reframing of rain on the Easter celebration as a joyful advantage for good photography. It’s all in how we look at it, isn’t it?

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