Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a traditional holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin American countries.  It is a day to remember and celebrate the lives of friends and family who have passed.  I photographed this little figurine at the Dia De Los Muertos celebration at the Desert Botanical Gardens.

15 comments:

Gunn said...

That is a great shot, Sharon! :)

Memphis MOJO said...

Terrific shot!

Randy said...

Very nice. Hope you enjoyed the celebration.

Kathy said...

Great shot! I love the shadow and the effect it has.

lizziviggi said...

Wow, that is cool and creepy at the same time.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a great image. I love the shadow in addition to the skeletal image.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

cool image for today. DBG has great events.

Jarart said...

It makes a dramatic photo!

Irina said...

Greatly composed!
I would not like to meet it at night)

glenda said...

I love attending this celebration. There are so many things to see, eat, and do.

RedPat said...

Nice shot! Great looking creature.

JM said...

I would have loved to attend this celebration! I think you already know how fond I am of mexican culture. Great shot.
By the way, Sharon, you might enjoy visiting my travel blog today. :-)

cieldequimper said...

This is so much better than All Saints...

raskolniikov said...

ha ha! looks like my ex-girlfriend.

Nathalie said...

I am so enjoying catching up with your latest photos! That one is a perfect illustration of Dia de los Muertos! Great depth of field.