Along with the intense spiritual aspects of dancing, the outfits that the people wear are heavy and hot. Often the base garmet is buckskin which is then beaded, or as in the case of this fellow, feathered. When you consider the temperature on this day was above 90 deg F., it's a wonder that someone didn't have a heat stroke.
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AJohnston (105) 2003-09-08 20:19
This critique is based on not knowing what your audience might be, but this photo I believe would've worked better if you could see his eyes. That one -- one feather -- just gets in the way. A Head on shot might have also worked better.
ninadev (5377) 2003-09-08 21:02
The texture of the feathers on his head is really nice, quite sharp, so is the face, with a good DOF.
Yes there is that darn feather just in front of his eye, too bad, but we still can feel the intensity of this dancer just by his expression and the sweat on his face.
What bothers me most is his blue cap under his headpiece and the round flares at the left of this photo.
billyt (101) 2003-09-09 3:05
I do like this, however I agree about the feather, if you could have moved around to your left half a step you probably would have got a better angle. This is easy to say sitting in front of the PC we weren't there!
I think the flash is providing more light than fill in, though none of this stops me enjoying the image, so as far as I am concerned its a success. I don't mind his eyes being closed at all. We can sometimes let technical critique stop us enjoying an image.
cosyCloud (158) 2003-09-09 12:42
It's a great image. You can really almost feel like you are there and you feel for the guy. It is very intense. And as for the feather, well ... sometimes I think there such a thing as too perfect. The hat? Well it shows that there is a modern person underneath the traditional/old garb. It almost makes a statement I think.
The clarity is great and the emotions of the the moment are there. Excellent Photo!
touristdidi (8583) 2003-09-10 8:13
I loved pow wows in the USA..... How anyone can wear heavy ethnic costumes in hot weather I do not know.......... Very nice!!!!!!!!
alejandroguzman (4684) 2007-02-22 14:05
I like the dramatism in this picture...
without doubt it's a simply but strong photograph.
- Copyright: Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) (2301)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-07-30
- 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, TE Trieste exhibition: “Viaggiando Immaginando” [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-09-08 20:15