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Sacrificial Grave, Palenque
17-OCT-2009

Sacrificial Grave, Palenque

Temperature; +36C Wind; 0.0 m/sec Rain; None

CIRCUMSTANCES;

a. Strong smell felt similar to the bath cave "aroma"
b. The lighting was almost non-existent, was forced to shoot at crazy long shutter speeds
c. Ambiance was imposing a feeling that they were about to wake up and start walking
d. Some French tourists made comments that they were way better organized in Paris' catacombs

Nikon D300
1/8s f/6.3 at 20.0mm iso1250 full exif

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Mattias Backström05-Apr-2010 23:09
Well, if they had a feast on you that night, you'd probably could say you fed a family for real :P
Eldar Kadymov05-Apr-2010 22:34
Honestly I felt neither comphy nor cozy while being surrounded by these fellas. Thye looked like marathon runners, so I suspected that the hight in this place could've been my last one. I still need to feed a family, you know...
Mattias Backström05-Apr-2010 13:32
Would you have dared to spend the night down there, with only your camera as a light source (no flash, just long exposures to see what was going on there in the dark :) ) ?
Eldar Kadymov14-Feb-2010 22:31
I wouldn't either, yet not when they talk about ancient bones, here they are true experts...
John Cooper14-Feb-2010 20:01
Why listen to the French ?, no one else does.
Vladimir Babkin06-Feb-2010 13:26
Cool! V
Vladimir Babkin06-Feb-2010 13:25
Cool! V
David Bannister27-Nov-2009 11:05
Very powerful image, nicely designed... especially under the conditions. V!
Sabine Stetson25-Nov-2009 02:43
time made soup with their flesh...left only bones to pick or pix.....like it will with all of ours:)
always love these kinds of reminders....
v
Paul James14-Nov-2009 19:39
Fantastic capture in available light...very well done.
PJAMES
Bantayan Island, Cebu Philippines
Eldar Kadymov13-Nov-2009 15:02
You certainly right, i couldn't pass this place by without depicting their eternal rest. The only one satanic picture which could compete with this would behttp://www.pbase.com/eldarrio/image/81038144 , yet it wasn't asssociated with demonic dancer from Chichen-Itza...
Michael Weinberg13-Nov-2009 14:17
Hello most evil and Satanic one. A more evil scene I do not think I have ever seen before. The look in the hollow eye sockets shows that these victims were shocked by powers that they could fathom or understand. No doubt the Charming Dancer from Chichen-Itza was here, luring her prey with favors of a sexually demonic nature. These weak souls could not resist her charm and so, found their way deep in this sacrificial grave with no way to get out. Trapped eternally. Oy. Michael.
FrankB09-Nov-2009 13:58
once alive...now a reminder....powerful shot Eldar....V