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Little Fringe Dancer by Linda Gregory

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This photograph was taken at the Wa:k Pow Wow held annually at the San Xavier del Bac Mission in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Drummers, dancers and singers come from all over the country to participate. The backgrounds in these pow wow photos are always very distracting, so I’m experimenting with different ways to get rid of them. I used the radial blur in Photoshop Elements on this one. Photographed with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ 28.

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“Little Fringe Dancer” has been featured in:
THE WILD WEST SHOW/September, 2009
COWBOY/COWGIRL ART/September, 2009
VISUAL ARTISTS OF GREEN VALLEY/September, 2009
OUT OF THE PAST/September, 2009
DIMENSIONS/November, 2009
AROUND THE WORLD/December, 2009
DIGITAL ART COMPILATIONS/December, 2009
SOLO EXHIBITION/January, 2010
YOUR COUNTRY’S BEST/January, 2010
WEEKLY THEME CHALLENGES/January, 2010
EPIC PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION/ February, 2010
I GOT THE MUSIC IN ME/July, 2010
IF IT MOVES, SHOOT IT/September, 2010
THE SCAVENGER HUNT/October, 2010
ETHNIC ART/January, 2011
Winner of AROUND THE WORLD"s “Costumes and Fashions Around the World” Challenge/ January, 2010
Winner of TOTALLY AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY’s “Group Avatar” Challenge/ February, 2010
Second place in ETHNIC ART’s “Ethnic Ritual” Challenge/January, 2010
Top 10 in ETHNIC ART’s “Ethnic Female Beauty” Challenge/November 2009











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arizona, dancer, native american, pow wow, tucson, united states, us

I am a 60+ retiree who loves photography. I am active in the Green Valley (AZ) Camera Club where I teach several classes. Joining this organization has taken my photography to new levels. I consider my cameras and my computers to be my creative media.

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Comments

  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoalmost 5 years ago

    Linda i think you did it a fabulous job.. this precious child looks like POCAHONTAS!! many congratulations!!!

  • Thank you very much, Lorena.

    – Linda Gregory

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 5 years ago

    I remember this in another rendition. Not sure what you used there. But this radial blur seems to work well. It highlights her energy.

  • I blurred the background in Hoop Dancer, but used gaussien blur. I like the energy that the radial blur gives to this photo and it accomplishes the same thing. This was done in two duplicate layers. In the top layer, I selected the dancer and all the fringe (that’s what took all the time) and deleted the background. I then used the radial blur on the layer underneath and flattened the layers. I do think that a little of this effect goes a long way, so you won’t see it in too many of my other photos.

    – Linda Gregory

  • AsEyeSee
    AsEyeSeealmost 5 years ago

    This is some AWESOME work, Linda! Great job.

  • Thank you very much, Jamie.

    – Linda Gregory

  • RRoca
    RRocaalmost 5 years ago

    Wow…excellent work!!!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Linda Gregory

  • Linda Sparks
    Linda Sparksalmost 5 years ago

    It looks great on this one. Particularly since the colors are in the top half and the dirt stayed plain below. Good choice.

  • Thank you, Linda. I tried it on my Hoop Dancer and only wish I’d known about this effect when I posted it to RB and printed it for display at the Camera Club. I like it much better, but a little of this effect goes a long way so I won’t be posting it to RB anytime soon.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 5 years ago

    Linda, this is fantastic! Excellent work!

  • Thank you very much, Barbara!

    – Linda Gregory

  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    gorgeous .. i love the post on this . give it a feeling of awakening the spirits… breaking the barriers of time .. excellent work

  • Thank you very much!

    – Linda Gregory

  • Freese
    Freesealmost 5 years ago

    FABULOUS! I love it

  • Thank you very much.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordalmost 5 years ago

    Wow very effective Linda, gives it a mystical feel, great work :))

  • Thanks very much, Trish. Wish I’d discovered this effect some time ago although it’s not something I’d want to use in very many of my photos.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 5 years ago

    This is just beautiful.

  • Thank you very much, Karen.

    – Linda Gregory

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