Thursday, May 16, 2013

Iberian Mask Festival 2013 (3 of 4)




19 comments:

Merisi said...

So colourful, puts one in the right mood!

The first masks, with the cow bells, could come right out of an Austrian Alpine valley. In fact, I am surprised that most of the masks looks as if created for cooler temperatures. Is there a reason for it?

Cezar and Léia said...

Great images and that first one is really cool, a kind of behind the scenes!
Léia

JM said...

@Merisi: Actually, many of these traditional masks are from northern regions of Spain and Portugal where winters are very cold.

Sharon said...

these costumes are simply amazing. So many styles or looks and so many bright colors. What a fun event this must be. I love how you caught the camera crew in the top shot.

Sylvia K said...

This has been such a fun, colorful, unique series, JM!! I'm really enjoying it!! Looking forward to the next edition!!

ladyfi said...

Such cheerful shots! Looks like a lot of fun.

orvokki said...

Amazing carnival-dresses and wonderful photos..

(We have very very cold winter in Finland, but we don't have any traditional like this :)

Hugs

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

These masks and costumes are really spectacular. What a lovely array of colors, and the way you have caught them make for such a great series.

VP said...

I know in Sardinia have traditional masks with bells like the one in the first picture (mamutones), I wonder if these are related in some strange way...

RedPat said...

This looks like such a great event! It would have scared me as a kid though.

Kay said...

This is such a wonderful festival. I love having a front row seat, albeit distant.

LOLfromPasa said...

Great colors and design...really, really like the top shot. You are right in the mix and now on video/TV too :).

Karl Demetz said...

An other great series, JM!
The masks in the first picture are very similar to ours...

Kovács Miklós said...

Nice carneval and intersting masks. We have a quite same even in Mohacs in every years. Its name is "busojaras". You can see some photos about it on their official website:
http://www.mohacsibusojaras.hu/?c=2

Jim said...

Fantastic.

Randy said...

I love the variety.

Gunn said...

Looks like lots of work have been put in to the event.
Amazing event!
Love it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

If all your shots are like this JM, I can see how hard it would have been to pick only a few from the 324 shots you took..

Laura. M said...

Interesantes fotos de esre evento.
Un beso.