Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Finally, a good picture


One of the few traditions left of our Christmas past is to go out late on Christmas Eve to see the lumanarias. Generally it's after the crowds and really quiet and peaceful. We go to our favorite places and then some new ones and always end up at a cemetery or 2. Yes, decorating graves with lumanarias is a big deal here, and Christmas trees, toys, lights, poinsettias and anything else you can think of to bring holiday cheer to the dead.
Every year, while my son waits (sometimes not) so patiently in the truck, I run around trying to get even one picture of the beauty and magic of the lights. This year as we were leaving the cemetery, I made one last attempt to capture the light and look what I got! Some loving soul had place a lumanaria on the Virgin's head, like a crown. I really, really like this image so you will probably all get tired of seeing it, but wowsers, it's good...for me and my little point and click camera!
I also experienced the generation gap with my son last night. His favorite was the house that is programed to a radio station and the lights change with the music. Quite the high tech wonder. Blinking light overload for me, bliss for him. Give me a paper bag , sand and a flickering candle any day.
Happy left overs day. And I am still on that light kick as well, so look for the light somewhere today and enjoy it.

7 comments:

paris parfait said...

Leau, that is a fantastic photo! Thank you so much for posting it - I really miss Christmas in New Mexico, with the beautiful farolitos everywhere. Hope your Christmas was wonderful! xo

Paula Scott said...

I love, love, love that photo! I know what you mean too, about keep trying to capture that essence, that quality (oh, hell, just a good shot would do!) of these luminarias in the night. I suppose I could read up on how to do it right or even ask my buddy, Pat B. But, where's the fun in discovering for yourself (even by chance) on how to do it?

rochambeau said...

Such a beautiful shot! Thank you for sharing!
Happy New Year.
I come by way of Tara.
Constance

eb said...

such a beautiful image and thoughts to match - lovely...

xox - eb.

Regina (artsy_reg) said...

I love this image with its "crown of lights." Actually, I'd also love to see the high-tech show as well... Just gimme Christmas lights, period!

Stephanie said...

Love the NM Christmas here. Cheers to a Happy Happy New Year!

tongue in cheek said...

Happiest New Year and may the crown of lights remain above your heart!