Photographer's Note

Church of São José

Situated in the wonderful city of Ponta Delgada , in the Island of São Miguel, Archipelago of the Açores, the Church of São José was the jewel of the extinct Convent of São Francisco, dated of centuries XVII and XVIII. The Church have been built in the place where long ago existed a small Ermida , transformed with the arrival of the Frades Franciscanos to the city, about 1525, that they decide here to construct its Convent. The workmanships of the Church, however, had been initiated only in 1709, presenting itself proud in style Maneirista and Barroco. This is a conventual in masonry of rock, typically colonial Church, of great dimensions, with three ships and three chapels in the headboard, with covering of vault of cradle spotted. Decorated with rich golden cut, it also presents important blue and white tiles of century XVIII and furniture in jacarandá. Attached, they are the Chapels Senhor of the Terceiros and Ours Lady of Pains.

Nikon D40X
2010/02/11 20:42:27.2
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 10mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/1.3 sec - F/4
Exposure Comp.: +0.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +3°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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