I am far from an expert on the subject, but on the Fort Peck Reservation are two predominant tribes; the Sioux and Assiniboin. I believe this gentleman to be Assiniboin and a ranking member of his tribe.
These people are very proud of their heritage and welcome visitors who want to learn their ways. Everyone is welcome at Wadopana and many other Pow Wow around the country. Pow Wows are a good way to meet the people, experience their culture and sample thier foods.
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ninadev (5377) 2003-11-08 7:56
Incredible shot again. So natural I could touch his face and feel is sweat on his forehead. DOF is perfect. Enough blur to keep the interest on this man but still we can see there are people behind.
I would try to remove the reflections in the glasses of the people behind, especially the one to the right.
dsidwell (9771) 2003-12-12 11:50
Very intense expression on this fellow. Nice capture! You were wise to get his beads of perspiration so sharp. When they dance, they often get very intense and take it very seriously. I think you've captured that here.
Coyote (457) 2004-01-15 19:46
Ned, super sharp shot, like David said, the beads of sweat show some of the intensity they feel. DOF is excellent, the camera really shines. I would do as Nina suggests about the glasses also, but it is really a fine study of the man.
rabani (9645) 2004-08-03 5:32
Without the head dress, he could simply be anyone. The head dress just made him different and in this case, elevated him.Photography wise, you got it all to make this shot good. Good photo is always like that. See less about the technique but more on the expressions. Thanks Ned.
- Copyright: Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) (2301)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-09-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Ceremony, Event
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor ED 80-400 MM f/4.5-5.6 AF VR Zoom, RAW @ ISO 200, UV
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Let's Pow Wow [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-11-07 22:02