Nancy Axelrod  

Vigil by Nancy Axelrod

June 2022 - Vigil

About the Image(s)

Here is another image from Day of the Dead in a cemetery outside of Oaxaca, Mexico. This mother and son had been attending a fire by the graveside during a night-long vigil. Dawn was just breaking.
Sony a6000 camera with an 18-105mm lens at 18mm (27mm equivalent), 1/80”, f/4.0, ISO1600.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Dr. Isaac Vaisman   Dr. Isaac Vaisman
(Group 4)
Nancy, good follow up to your may image on the celebration of the"Día de los Muertos" and good example of the costumes and culture of the people, spending the night next to their departed beloved ones. There is presence of beginning of daylight, but still the mother and the son are illuminated by the campfire, which gives more character to the image   Posted: 06/11/2022 16:18:28

Shirley Bormann   Shirley Bormann
(Group 3)
This is a very poignant image with the illumination of the face from the fire and the arch disclosing almost daylight.   Posted: 06/12/2022 23:19:37

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
A great capture of an emotional time in the life of this family. Well captured. It all plays togegther, the couple by the fire, the cross to the right and the view through the arched portal. Well done.   Posted: 06/20/2022 10:23:04

Dennis Deeny   Dennis Deeny
a picture with a lot of emotion. Great lighting.   Posted: 06/20/2022 13:05:18

Les Lincke   Les Lincke
Nancy, I have a strong preference of not setting subject people in the center of an image. In my view, this exceptional subject would be much stronger if there was more image showing on the R. side which would then include the whole wreath and cross and move the subjects into a stronger position slightly to the L.   Posted: 06/20/2022 15:45:03

Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Another image with 'feeling'. Lovely. I don't worry about the central position of the main characters as that it the lightest part and the left and right very much are in support of the story. Lovely image Nancy.   Posted: 06/27/2022 10:40:58

Nancy Axelrod   Nancy Axelrod
Thank you all for your kind comments about my image.   Posted: 06/27/2022 10:43:05