According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other academics maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots. (From Wikipedia)
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ChrisJ (111602) 2013-10-31 7:40
They also have an ancient harvest festival in Korea and China but you have to look at Mexican culture to find similar links to death and the supernatural. Good tight framing on the Halloween masked man with nice use of a shallow dof and reasonable sharpness. Excellent graphism. Tfs!
Cricri (117273) 2013-10-31 8:58
Une image de circonstance pour ce jour d'Halloween, bon cadrage serré, netteté et teintes particulière
zoomer (6) 2013-10-31 13:23
Hi,splendid face paint,excellent portrait.Best wishes Wolf.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-10-31 13:32
please "boo" to us more often, regardless of halloween. what a strange, and terrific portrait, almost something coming from the tribes of ethiopia. sephia plus extreme vignetting also work very well.
photoray (13981) 2013-10-31 14:45
I suspect this is a Renaissance Faire character in the Renaissance Faire's "Danse Macbre"?
Fine up close and personal portrait.
jacquest (18927) 2013-10-31 14:48
Good scary portrait presentation for this day with a tight framing. Good play of light and shadow.
oss (425) 2013-10-31 15:13
great Halloween shot. This one says it all. Really scary. Good use of light and shadows. Very dark and blurred but you can still see the guy is looking a bit menacing right into the camera.
mcmtanyel (21343) 2013-10-31 18:42
An excellent portrait of a "scary" face. I especially like the color, or lack thereof, it suits this photo very well.
jhm (150760) 2013-11-01 5:10
These picture fits excellent by Halloween.
A lot people playing gladly with masks and black cloths, not immediate my subject.
Sharpness an clarity be superb.
Composition and presentation are lovely.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice November 1,
abmdsudi (52393) 2013-11-02 8:23
Perfect for Halloween Elue! Gearing up nicely for the occasion and should frighten even the most hardened of zombie hunters!! Guess this is what this time of year is all about, but you certainly captured this very well with the atmosphere.
Nightmares tonight then .....