Saturday, July 20, 2013

Portraits Of Native Canadians 1

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Back at the Stampede. There was an area called the Indian Village, where indigenous peoples live during the event. They put on a performance and dance competition that went on for an hour and a half, set in a small grassy amphitheater. I moved around the lawn, taking, well, um, about a thousand shots. Tough light and viewpoint conditions, I swear.

As I started editing, I found that the group pictures I took contained remarkable portraits when I zoomed way in. There will be a second set of these tomorrow.

Note the mix of new and old in the last photo.                        

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Jack said...

It is a very good series, Bob. The first is dramatic and the second is intimate and friendly.

Birdman said...

Strong portraits BC!
Cowboys and bulls tomorrow???????

Stefan Jansson said...

The three first portraits are great. Love all those colors and details.

William Kendall said...

Such amazing colour and intricate details in their attire. Exceptionally good portrait shots, Bob!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Really fab images Bob, so vibrant, the costumes are brilliant..I see what you mean about last shot..iPhone and sunnies oui ?

Nathalie Beaumes said...

What a beautiful series Bob. I'm glad that native Americans remain proud of their heritage. There are so many valuable points to their culture.

Of course I noted your fun shots of the sunglasses and IPhone - mixing old and new, that's the reality of life.