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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Galleries >> Gallery Eighty-one: A city portrait impressions of Cuenca, Ecuador > A brief moment with an angel, Biblian, Ecuador, 2011
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07-SEP-2011

A brief moment with an angel, Biblian, Ecuador, 2011

The skies had been gray, with a light drizzle falling, during much of the long religious procession that commemorated the Virgin of Rocio in this small mountain village about an hour from Cuenca. My photographs of the parade were colorful, but devoid of lighting contrast. As the long procession neared the end of its two-hour route of march, the sun finally made a brief appearance. I was shooting from the town square with a long telephoto lens as the head of the parade suddenly appeared in a street far below my position. At the head of the parade, a young girl dressed an angel, carrying a basket of small red flowers, hesitantly stood for a moment in a pool of rare sunlight, surrounded by red and green balloons. I was able to make this shot an instant before the marchers closed ranks, and the angel was swallowed up in the crowd. I had at least one image of the procession where the light was able to make all the difference.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
1/640s f/6.3 at 200.0mm iso160 full exif

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