Dia de los Muertos-Day of the Dead, November 2014
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Dia de los Muertos is about gathering families and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Although this usually corresponds with the Catholic holiday All Saints' Day on November 1 and 2, Hollywood Forever held it beforehand. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls and the favorite foods, beverages, and affects of the departed.

Historians trace the origins to indigenous observances 2500-3000 years ago ago as well as to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl.

I used a new Nikon D610 FX camera, but used my old 18-200mm VR lens, a DX (cropped sensor) lens. Consequently, all the vignetting is actual vignetting, and not done through post-processing!

Aztec warrior.


Tapatio Salsa and Rosarita Refried Beans, two tastes that taste great together.

For somebody.

I'm not a huge fan of Rosarita refried beans, but you might like them.

One of my favorite photos from this day.

Dia de los Muertos, Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead, November 2014

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