The Virgen de Guadalupe festival in San Jerónimo Yahuiche

These photos are from the Virgen de Guadalupe festival in San Jerónimo Yahuiche just outside of Oaxaca City. Due to poor planning, I only had the 18-55mm lens that my camera came with and no tripod with me, so I used aperture priority mode and opened up the lens to the widest aperture I could – f3.8- so that the camera would shoot at the highest shutter speed it thought was possible.

After walking with a large procession throughout the entire community, we stopped at the center of town and women danced while shooting elaborate fireworks displays off of their heads. I got some pretty interesting photographs, plus we got the added excitement of fleeing several rogue fireworks that shot into the crowd. Rad said he saw somebody’s hair catch on fire, but it was quickly extinguished.

 

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Afterwards, everyone gathered to eat bowls of black beans and rice that were prepared especially for that evening. The following day, a cow was slaughtered and cooked in two underground ovens. Sadly, we didn’t return to witness the preparation of the cow, but maybe next time.

 

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