Spooky Perfect Storm

Compadres Framed

Compadres in Horror – Black & White

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Canon PowerShot G15 camera – 1/400s @ f/2.8, ISO 160, FL=28mm

Mexico loves its spooks.  Here we have the penultimate ‘Spooky Perfect Storm’ of:  El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) celebrated on 31 Oct, 01 Nov and 02 Nov; celebrated in connection with the Christian triduum of All Hallows’ Eve, All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day.  This year I will be in San Cristobal de las Casas (Chiapas, MX) for the storm—and I don’t know if I’m quite up to it.  Already, in Ciudad de Merida (Yucatan, MX), I’ve survived a couple of Zombie days on Paseo de Montejo and one El Dia de los Muertos.  The local shops seem to be gearing up here in San Cristobal, and the kids are certainly interested.  Arturo, my host at Hostel Dakotas, suggested I visit the local graveyard on El Dia de los Muertos—at night, to observe the celebrations.  Maybe, maybe not.  Chiapas is very different from Yucatan relative to taking photographs of the local indigenous Peoples; a photographer has to be sensitive to this difference and exercise an abundance of caution (or risk getting hurt).  I would love to attend and document the celebrations, but will probably pass on the opportunity unless accompanied by Arturo and Erika.  He says as long as I ask permission first I ‘should’ be okay, but I’ve heard enough stories about this mountain country to be overly wary.  I’ll just have to wait to see what transpires—and stay flexible.

Masks Framed

Ghoulish Display – Black & White

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Canon PowerShot G15 camera – 1/400s @ f/2.8, ISO 160, FL=28mm

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