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Dia De Los Muertos

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Challenge: Celebration II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Jan 3, 2012
Galleries: Portraiture, History
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2012

According to Wikipedia - Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1–2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.

Thanks for the great votes and the comments. Although it is celebrated in November I thought it would be a fun entry and something a bit different.

Place: 8 out of 40
Avg (all users): 6.3866
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9474
Avg (non-participants): 6.4700
Views since voting: 1194
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 119
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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01/14/2012 01:04:47 AM
Woa. Great job!! Two of our girls on the front page> Excellent finish Maggie
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01/13/2012 01:02:28 PM
Great shot, Maggie. Congratulations on your placement.
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01/13/2012 10:52:51 AM
Yea!!! Top 10 good for you!!! Such detail!!
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01/13/2012 07:36:21 AM
top 10, nice finish, congrats
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01/13/2012 07:30:42 AM
Great finish! Congrats on a top 10!
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01/13/2012 12:46:10 AM
I think this is very well shot, but... I must be missing some intelligence that others saw. I don't see this as celebration.

Congratulations on Top Ten, though. It's a very well lit, very well composed image with wonderful makeup included.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/12/2012 11:10:02 PM
Well composed, a bit of oversat on the reds. Isn't that in October?
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01/12/2012 12:22:16 AM
Celebrating Death? Great shot. DMC despite what others may think...
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01/10/2012 07:10:10 AM
I've always liked this theme, I shoot models often and I hope to do a shoot just like this sometime this year. The setting works well, very nice model, the make-up is spot on. If I had to criticise, I'd say the saturation on the reds are up a little high and the white orchid is a bit blown out. Otherwise, I like it and think it warrants a 7.
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01/08/2012 08:12:02 PM
oooo niccccceeee
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01/06/2012 07:20:54 PM
Wow, what amazing makeup.
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01/06/2012 03:41:56 AM
me gusta :)
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