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Traditional Catholic procession of the "Señor de los Milagros" (Lord of Miracles) by the Peruvian community of San Francisco.­

320 Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Traditional Catholic procession of the Señor de los Milagros by the Peruvian Catholic community of San Francisco.­

Every year, in October, hundreds of thousands of faithful Peruvians from all races and economic backgrounds celebrate the Lord of Miracles in a religious procession through the streets of Lima, Peru.­

The Peruvian community of San Francisco organizes this procession every year, around Mission Dolores where a copy of this famous painting of the Christ is kept.­ The procession is organized by the Hermandad del Señor de los Milagros de San Francisco.­

This year was the 50th anniversary of this procession in San Francisco.­

For more info about the Señor de los Milagros (Lord of Miracles), go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Lord_­of_­Miracles

For more info about the Hermandad del Señor de los Milagros de San Francisco, go to www.­hsmsf.­org/­

This is the first photo-reportage that I shot with a $5 camera.­ Yes, that's probably how much the small built-in camera of my cellphone costs.­ I didn't have my "real" camera when I stumbled on this amazing event, so I shot it with my phone.­ It was a bit challenging, but the results is not so bad.­ The 8 Mega-pixel camera seems to only shoot at 100 ISO in jpg.­ The optics focal length is equivalent to about 50mm i.­e.­ not very wide angle, and there is no optical zoom.­ The shutter latency is about 1 sec.­ The images are quite noisy, and the colors balance was often completely off (I corrected that as much as i could in post-processing).­ Exposure is automatic but there is a way to tell what the camera should look at to adjust the exposure.­ Framing with just the LCD is a bit of a pain.­ And yes, I need to pay attention to not put my fingers in the frame!