Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos, November 2013 – Mexican Woman


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A Mexican woman participating in Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead, November 2013. I love the way she is lit by the sun here.  No artificial lighting is used in this photo or the previous Dia de los Muertos photos this month.  Shooting when the sun is low can create some beautiful light, so I like to use that quite often.

Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens.
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA

Dia de los Muertos is about love, gathering families and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. 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.


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