Los Villistas

This is a monochrome (sepia) conversion done in  Capture NX2 and CS4 post processing. I had a hard time to add some noise, since my D3 hasn’t got any at this ISO.

Pancho Villa’s soldiers have been called “Los Villistas”. 
Pancho Villa was an important leader during the Mexican Revolution.  Villa and his soldiers were involved in the key moments of the aforesaid struggle: the fall of Porfirio Diaz, near Madero and Zapata, the fight against Victoriano Huerta, etc.  
Some remembers him as a charismatic leader, others as a cold blooded criminal.
According to his widow, Villa was married for … 20 times.

Historia Mundi addressed this event amazingly by setting up scenes from his fights. Please find below a sample …

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Shere Khan

This is a photo I took during Cancer Day in 2009. It is part of my Collection "Shere Khan". Some  other photos in the same collection, can be seen  here.

Cancer day or “Relais pour la vie”, it is a yearly event organized by the Luxembourg Foundation against Cancer and it aims to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. It aims, as well, to show solidarity with people who presently have it or had it in the past.  I attend this event ever since my good friend Pat died.

The 2010 event takes place in March so I will come back on this soon. In case you are interested to find out more click here.

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