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.)