All Hallows' Eve

Bill Marsh

Bracebridge, Canada

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Featured in Halloween October 5, 2010

Halloween (also written Hallowe’en, literally “holy evening”), also known as All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve (in France more loosely known as La toussaint), is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and gets its name from being the evening (e’en) before the Western Christian holy day of All Saints (the Eastern Orthodox celebrate All Saints’ Day in June). It is largely a secular celebration but some have expressed strong feelings about perceived religious overtones.

The colours black and orange have become associated with the celebrations, perhaps because of the darkness of night and the colour of fire or of pumpkins, and maybe because of the vivid contrast this presents for merchandising. Another association is with the jack-o’-lantern. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, ghost tours, bonfires, visiting haunted attractions, pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. Wikipedia.

Taken from our deck in Bracebridge Ontario. Oct. 31/09 at 6:30 in the evening.

Kodak EasyShare CX 4230 Point & Shoot

Found it necessary to run this one through Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 in order to lighten it up, because straight from the camera it was nothing more than a black rectangle, removed digital noise & clarified. I kind of like the effect I was left with.

Bill.

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