Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is celebrated on November 1st, in ceremonies remembering and reverencing lost family members and friends. In D.C., the festival was in Lamont Park in Mount Pleasant. Here are scenes from it:
I went with a group from D.C. Focused, and we had a challenge to take at least three photos that were carefully framed in the camera and not cropped afterwards. This was a real challenge for me, because I often crop heavily. The first five shots above are uncropped. The last five are back to my normal practice of cropping to get the image I want.