Vejigantes

Vejigantes

..i’ve been doing a lot of housekeeping and noticed a bunch of photos rotting on my hard drive.. so i’m unloading them on to my flickr account for others to gawk at.. some of them that i find cool enough would end up here.. like this one.. there must be some reason behind the scary demon masks they wore at the puerto rican parade..

Vejigantes or paper mache masks worn during the carnival are the island’s most popular craft. Tangles of menacing horns, fang-toothed leering expression, and bulging eyes of these half-demon, half-animal creations makes these masks frightening, particularly at nighttime. During carnival time, masked revelers roam the streets in their bat-winged costumes either individually or in groups. (more)

EXIF information
model Canon EOS 40D
exposureTime 1/250 s
fnumber f/5.6
focalLength 140