Fire Runs, the Catalans.

celebration-devil-dance-spain_82426_990x742Photograph by Anibal Trejo, National Geographic Your Shot
Firecrackers douse raucous revelers in a steady stream of sparks during a celebration of Correfoc, or “fire runs,” in Sant Quintí de Mediona, Spain.
A Catalan tradition, the festival features groups of participants known as “devils” running wild among the narrow streets, igniting fireworks along the way.
“The shooting conditions are really dangerous for the photographer,” writes Your Shot photographer Anibal Trejo.
“I had to protect myself to avoid burnings, dressing up with long sleeves, protective glasses, a hat, handkerchief, and even gloves.”
Trejo’s picture recently appeared in the Your Shot assignment How Close Can You Get?
via Correfoc Picture — Celebration Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day.

Please Leave A Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.