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By mmz_khan    
Powwows are celebrations that showcase Aboriginal music, dances, dance apparel, food and crafts.

The word derives from the Narragansett word "powwaw", meaning "Spiritual Leader"

Men's Traditional Dance simulates a warrior performing scouting duties before a battle. Dancers carry a small staff with feathers, and they move in a slow, steady manner.

This picture was taken at Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Canada Day.

Tags: Dances Powwow Traditional dance Portraits and people Spiritual Leader Aboriginal music powwaw

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Zydeco_Joe 15 84 1 England
18 Jul 2016 6:15PM
Like the eye contact.
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4314 Canada
18 Jul 2016 6:40PM
Very nice shot.

Hope you enjoyed Canada.

18 Jul 2016 7:00PM
i just move in... Got my PR early this year... Enjoying Canadian Summer.... Grin
18 Jul 2016 9:28PM
Nice shot ...
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2016 8:26AM
A good pose but you need a much tighter crop for me removing most of the background distraction which is over exposed. I realise you used a wide aperture to get the background soft, but if you are going to do that you must get the focusing spot on. The head dress is sharp, the eyes softer and focus should be on the eyes.

dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
19 Jul 2016 9:13PM
I love the pose.

I am not sure I agree with Paul - the background gives more information, and the composition is nice. However, a couple of degrees' rotation makes it seem straighter.

I like this.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2016 1:10PM
The eye contact is fantastic, as is the depth of field. But I would favour the tighter crop - and then use the burn tool to really make that face dominant.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2016 1:21PM
I've uploaded two modifications, the second is a b&w with a hint of sepia. This reminds me of 19th Century travelogue.
TanyaH Plus
19 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2016 1:38PM
I think you mean Native American Indian, rather than Aboriginal, don't you?! Smile
Anyway, I've nothing to add to the above except to say that I think the third mod (the mono/sepia one) really hits the spot for me. It takes the feeling of it away from a modern 20th century version of the dance to something from a bygone age. And as much as that soft focus background provides a context, excluding it gives the warrior himself a far more powerful and intent demeanor.
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
21 Jul 2016 4:46PM
Brilliant mod, Moira...
30 Jul 2016 6:43PM
thanks all for your comments.... i like the BW mode. i will make one BW version....

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