Perhaps I'll start by a note about the post-processing. The major thing I've done here is add a zoom blur to the background. I've had mixed reactions to some of my post-processed photos on here, and while I can't please everyone, I am trying to apply the feedback where possible.
Anyway, the post-processing is very delibrate here. I'm really hoping to create an atmosphere of unease, mystery & the 'super-natural' in this photo. After all, what you are looking at here is what the Beninese call an 'egungun.' Essentially, they are spirits that have returned to Earth from the hereafter.
In another photo, here, I give a brief description on Voodoo in Benin. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy a view into a religious ceremony that is widely unknown (well, in my society anyway).
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paololg (31448) 2008-01-23 13:38
the post processing makes well the atmosphere of this ceremony and the movement that accompanies it. Good job and very interesting the notes of explanation. In this image there are the typical colors of the Africa. Well done.
- Copyright: Caleb Ficner (kwekwekan) (1076)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-26
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix FX-01
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Benin, Un-forgotten
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-22 13:53