|Copyright: Pedro Montes (periko)
|Date Taken: 2017-05-24|
|Exposure: f/2.4, 1/134 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2017-11-08 22:27|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The skulls are a recurring theme in the Mexican handcrafts.|
Taken with a cell phone
Cropped and resized for TL
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- [2017-11-09 4:38]
Love the colourful arrangement of the skulls. Cropping as a panoramic/wide shot works well too.
- [2017-11-09 16:13]
An eye-catching shot,
Excellent colour photography. I wondered what the significance of the skulls happened to be so I googled the question and found the following
In Mexico, skulls are decorated in garish colours and patterns to commemorate the dead. The annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time for families to come together, dress up, party, and celebrate the lives of those they have lost.
The sugar skulls, as they’re known, are the symbols of this time of year.
During the festival, decorated skulls are placed around the gravestones of the deceased to create whimsical decorations that celebrate death instead of mourn lost relatives and friends.
They are known as sugar skulls because they were originally made from molded sugar and decorated with bright feathers, beads, and icing. Today, they are made from all sorts of materials, but they all remain similar in design, recognisable by the lashings of flowers, the bright colours, and the intricate detailing around the eyes and mouths.
I was interested in the information and thought others might be so I posted it. I hope you don't mind.