Day of the Dead 2012! – iDia de los Muertos 2012!

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Seeing as, according to the Mayan calendar, the world is going to end next month, we should get in our commemoration of our loved ones who have passed on while we can.

This was taken at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery during Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on 27 October 2012.  You can see more photos from this on my Virtual Photo Album.  Act quickly, though, there’s only a few weeks until the end of the world!

If you are into photography and wish to know how to create this antique look with sloppy borders, it’s really not difficult.  Have a look at my blog to learn how.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is about gathering families and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Although this usually corresponds with the Catholic holiday All Saints’ Day on November 1 and 2, Hollywood Forever held it beforehand. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls and the favorite foods, beverages, and affects of the departed.

Historians trace the origins to indigenous observances 2500-3000 years ago ago as well as to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl.

Equipment:  Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116

 

One thought on “Day of the Dead 2012! – iDia de los Muertos 2012!

  1. Ken,
    Not only is the subject classical and haunting but your effects are somehow “historical” in their feel. You captured modern ancestorial moments. Enchanted once more. Give us more to see!
    Where or where is your gallery going to be?!!

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