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Dreaming of Times Past

Dreaming of Times Past
Photo Information
Copyright: Rick Ryan (NaperRick) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 28 W: 3 N: 23] (222)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-28
Categories: Artwork, Event, Experimental, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed], Portrait
Camera: Nikon D300 DSLR, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AFS VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Amazing D 300 Images [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-31 9:31
Viewed: 1553
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at a local Native American Pow Wow.
Cropped and framed in CS3. Processed with Topaz.
Your comments always welcome.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pow-wow (also powwow or pow wow or pau wau) is a gathering of North America's Native people. The word derives from the Narragansett word powwaw, meaning "spiritual leader".

A modern pow-wow is a specific type of event where both Native American and non-Native American people meet to dance, sing, socialize, and honor American Indian culture. There is generally a dancing competition, often with significant prize money awarded. Pow-wows vary in length from one day session of 5 to 6 hours to three days. Major pow-wows or pow-wows called for a special occasion can be up to one week long.

The term also has been used to describe any gathering of Native Americans of any tribe, and as such is occasionally heard in older Western movies. The word has also been used to refer to a meeting, especially a meeting of powerful people such as officers in the military. However, such use can also be viewed as disrespectful to Native culture.

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I like the narrow Depth of Field Rick - works very well here.. Strong contrast and colour is great.. And nicely composed scene with space for the man to look into!

I'll be honest about the frame - too much and too bright!!


Hi Rick

Wow that plug in really pumps up the color and detail. You don't need the vivid camera setting with this. Camera setting produced a good BG.
I have to agree on the frame - less would have been better here. For me it detracts from the great colors of the image.


Very good tribute to this magic people
I ♥ them. They are free spirit
Wonderful idea.
Respect for pow-wow, very good note.

PS : There's a lovely song on you tube : sacred spirit for native people, beautiful song

Hi Rick,
wow dear friend, this is a fantastic portrait with a very interesting subject and magnificent colors.
Very well done and framed.
Very interesting notes, TFS.
Best regards


Hi Rick.
A very good photograph of the proud Indian with a good point of view, depth of field and soft lighting. I congratulate you on a excellent choice of the subject. Your choice of framing also goes along with the subject. The composition and the
colors are very good. Cheers.

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