20180127: Dia de Candelaria in San Juan de los Lagos poster #1

Well, the pilgrims are coming so yep, time to design new posters.

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yes, I did go inside to photograph the “religious object”.

Then got out quickly.

Seeing homeless, cripples, people on their knees, people coming in to pray for help in rags while the church brags of all the wealth that they are with all the gold…

Sorry folks, I have Revelations 2:17 so personally I know the “Gods” are not pleased by such things.

But 1000s of years of the churches (yes all churches of all religions) of this kind of practice, I am not going to even try to change them now, sure way to get killed by someone somewhere.

Some of these people will be walking for 2 or 3 weeks before getting here.

Based on the number of bandaged knees & ankles so far seen, their walk is a long hard one, let them enjoy their visions & miracles where possible.

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20171204: A little (Super) Full Moon fun in San Juan de los Lagos

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Yes, the Christmas decorations are going up, so silly me.

Light Play (pun intended) with some different light sources.

From the other side of the Plaza…

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So whatever you celebrate, in whatever style you do it, may it be happy & fun.

(personally I hate this time of year too many family members have used Nov. to Feb. to destroyed everything in my life. But I lived in snow country for 25 years so I love winter itself, without humans.)

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20171201: Dia de la Muertos San Juan de los Lagos Style poster

I finally got to finish editing the Dia de Muertos night event & build a poster out of it.

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A little color & fun in San Juan de los Lagos Jal., Mexico

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20171129 Editing night shots of San Juan

While the view is limited, an artist is always looking for a new angle.

Dia de Muertos night event, the fountain is on, shutter slowed down a little to let the motion show & then the Independence Tower lights to contrast nicely.

 

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She may be dead, but this Dia de la Muertos skeleton knew where to be looking!

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20171121: Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 “L” repair test shots. Looking Good!

So this past weekend was some part of Mexican Independence Celebration, the locals that speak English could not explain it fully to me.

But with the 16-35mm back in action, it was time to go play in the night with it.

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Nothing better than a reflection in the night when you don’t have stars to shoot!

My Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 just is not able to pull this off, standing a little further back and the wall containing the fountain hides the reflection of the crosses.

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Most the time this fountain is either on or dry… so I shot both sides.

 

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Just a little fun in the lights…

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Well, with a few shots with the “fixed” Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 “L” II … I think it is going to be just FINE!

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20171102: Dia de la Muertos Jalopy, San Juan de los Lagos Style!

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Just a little too fun, last in the parade & cruising down the street as I walked home so I shot a couple angle on a “REAL” Mexican Jalopy,  from the Dia de la Muertos celebrations!

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20171102: Dia de la Muertos, San Juan de los Lagos

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Local fun & Dia de la Muertos celebrations.

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Still got editing to do folks, had to toss a couple of them up for the night!

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