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An Apache Indian on horseback

An Apache Indian on horseback
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Copyright: Joni Vachon (jvachon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 521 W: 53 N: 800] (3856)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01
Categories: Event
Camera: panasonicDMC TZ3
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-13 21:25
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 44
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The Fort Worth parade in Texas.
This man riding the pony is all dressed up in his Indian gear and does look scary with his war paint on. The Apache Indians were the brave and fierce warriors of the American Southwest. This brave and his horse are really dressed in the authentic manner.

What is even scarier than the war paint is that he was riding this horse in the parade with only a piece of string in the horses’ mouth as a bridle. As a testament to both the skill of the rider and the temperament of the horse, both did very well.

The brave was also leading a pony and had several white women with him as captives. It was all very authentic.

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Salam Joni

Very nice shot with great POV and vivid colors.
I don;t know about your shutter speed but I feel it must be faster.


excellent work Joni good crop on the shot to highlight the main parts well done tfs
regards bryan

Hi Joni,

Fantastic shot well done.


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-02-14 6:01]

Hello Joni,
When I saw the thumbnail my memory was back to my infance years and to «cowboys comic's» that made my delicious then (and even now believe me). Excelent image, with a great dinamic composition, excelent colours and light.
Superb image. Congrats, mb

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-02-14 8:01]

HI Joni
What a great capture, almost going back into time.
A bit oe in spots but it does not ruins the shot.
I like the angle that you caught them, and it looks as if you were going to be the target.

Hi Joni,
Excellent action shot to the parade at Fort Worth in Texas, Excellent caught well taken and done.
Nice light and colors,
well done.

Ciao Joni

The beautiful lighting and the vivid colours make the scene look so real, almost alive!
Great contrast and details!
Very well done!
A great portrait


great shoot with very beautiful colors, very good composition
I like it

Bonjour Joni,

Tu nous fait remonter les siècles avec cet apache plus vrai que nature!!!
Joli portrait d'un temps révolu, aux couleurs magnifiques!!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-02-16 0:48]

Hi Joni,
this is real as it is. wonderful shot and excellent presentation. the otfit, the face and the action is really catchy. Like it very much.
thanks for sharing.


Hi Joni,
dangerous warrior on his brave horse. Legendary Wild West. Indian and horse with war colours. Very good photography with great dynamism.
Regards - Slawek

My dear Joni
Wonderful capture. Lovely colours and fine details.
Thanks for the note.
Friendly greetings
Jose Diogo

Hi Joni, He's a crazy horse!!! Soon Mari

Hello Joni,
Perfect composition. I reembered wild west.
Stunning cropping and mood
Selahattin E

Hi MF Joni,

Envious shot in tight framing. A pleasure to watch with the horse and the painted face man on it.

I like it and well done.


I love horse's and portrait photography. This one is two in one. You can watch horse's and portraits on my page.

Hello Joni,

Smack my hand, I hadn't critiqued this.
I remember, I had run out of smilies and postponed the critique! (I'm getting old!)

Anyway, I think it is fabulous!
The Apache creates emotions of fear, respect and awe as he might have done decades ago!
Your portrait format suits this perfectly. It focusses all attention on this superb image.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2009-04-20 13:55]

Hi Joni, very fascinating subject, captured with good light and colours.
Ciao, cinzia

Fantastic Photo,nice light and colors.Regards

Hi dear Joni
Wooow. What a photo. Great moment.
Best wishes

Hi, Joni. Very nice capture of the Indian brave. Agree with you he does look authentic. I have lived in the West and saw some horse riders riding without a saddle in Wyoming. Photo has action, sharpness and the background looks good . Cheers.

hello joni. the expression on the face of the man and the attention of the horse at this moment are really good. captured with great detail and exposure. best, phil

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