I'm not sure we should tempt fate, because there's plenty of signs in pop culture that we're heading towards a zombie apocalypse.
Sure, it could be vampires or some combination of the two, but right now I'm betting on the recently departed coming back to open up a can of rotting flesh whoop-ass.
Tempting fate is exactly what I felt like we were doing by cruising around after dark at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery last weekend.
Dia de Los Muertos was In full swing when we got there last weekend.
Faces were being painted churros were being eaten and I was in the thick of it with my camera.
I'm sure skeletal hands could have reached up from a shallow grave and grabbed a chunk of somebody.
It would not have surprised me.
Visually, this is an overwhelming event. Nearly every where you turn, there's something worth shooting.
My preference is usually to shoot with natural light, but I've found it difficult to capture the images I want without a little flash help.
Either way, it's still like shooting fish in a barrel.
It was my choice, but I would have liked to have a tripod with me, but I know how big the place is.
I wanted to cover more territory this year and the extra weight is always eventually a problem.
So, we walked more this year. Funny, but I don't really feel like I got all that many more shots out of covering the extra ground.
By the end of the night my feet were killing me.
Which I suppose is preferable to some anonymous reanimated corpse doing me in.
This week I think I'd like to go check out the Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA.
As long as I'm exploring the more macabre aspects of my personal tastes, I might as well get the most out of the season.
You see, it's not that I'm embracing the undead and decomposed lifestyle. I'm Looking for weaknesses that I might be able to exploit in order to stay alive.
This is all mostly research.