相片

Photographer's Note

Apologies for the quality of todays post, but I thought it was sufficiently interesting to show you.

After rain the previous day and further rain forecast, the planned walk up Monte Tiscali to see the Nuraghic village had to be cancelled for safety reasons. Instead we went to the Ethnographic Museum in Nuoro, where traditional costumes and artifacts are on display.
The central region of Sardinia, Barbagia, still maintains its ancient traditions. On festival days both men and women dress in traditional costumes; each village has their own designs. Additionally some of the villages have costumes with masks that are worn at the carnivals and festivals.
These particular costumes are Mamuthones and are worn in the village of Mamoiada, on the nights of Sant Antonio Abate, Shrove Tuesday and the last Sunday of Lent.

Being in a museum in not particularly good light meant I had to increase the ISO to 1600 and hand-hold at slow speed, hence the quality issues. I tried reducing the noise as much as possible without significantly increasing the blur. A close up of a mask is in the WS, as well as a costume from one of the other villages.

For more shots of the trip click on the travelogue (left)

Photo Information
Viewed: 2319
Points: 36
Discussions
Additional Photos by Kath Featherstone (feather) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7646 W: 399 N: 14391] (51130)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH