Saturday, March 03, 2012

Our Lord of the Conquest II

I wrote about El SeƱor de la Conquista last March. None of that celebration has changed except maybe it is bigger than last year. We heard the drumming throughout the day and last night we went into town for dinner and a walk around the Jardin. Just as we stepped out of the restaurant we were greeted by this troup of dancers heading away from the Jardin. It was dark. they were backlit and moving. I raised the camera and hit the shutter button. I am not sure how much I like the blurry image but I think as a stand alone image it does have a mysterious quality.

After the dancers passed us, we walked into the Jardin, stopped at the ice cream store and then sat on a bench eating our ice cream and watching everything that was going on around us. The Jardin was packed, the streets still had drummers and dancers and all along the edge of the Jardin were food stands doing a good business. It was a blaze of color, smells, sounds and swirls of Mexican people. I hope the thrill of being in San Miguel never goes away.

5 comments:

Babs said...

Fabulous, mystical image.

The Epic Book "MEXICO" said...

San Miguel de Allende is one of my favorite destinations in Mexico :)
Regards

Steve Cotton said...

You have an eye for the evocative. This photograph is a good example.

1st Mate said...

This is a case where the blurring actually enhances the photo. I love the dancers against the background of the cars, such a cultural contrast! The color of the light is wonderful. A keeper.

David MacLean said...

Lovely photograph. In San Miguel there are things to take pictures of everyday, it never ceases to be a truly magical place.