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A respected elder, asks for the blessing upon the Inter-Tribal Pow Wow held on the Barona Reservation, about 25 minutes from my house, in Southern California.September 2011

She told us that she has had a very difficult life, and she was honored to have been chosen to give this blessing
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  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 3 years ago

    Aww, that’s so awesome! Marvellous capture, Heather! What a beautiful person, and a beautiful portrait! (That microphone really doesn’t fit in this image, lol – but what to do about that, isn’t it ;) )

  • Thanks and for the fav.. oh I agree about the microphone.. but her voice had to carry a distance … and if I remove it digitally what else can I put in her closed hand????

    – heatherfriedman

  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 3 years ago

    Oh, no, indeed, you couldn’t remove it! It’s just the reality of today , isn’t it – the contradiction of the authenticity of the indigenous people living in modern times, and the technology that goes with it…

  • Yes I agree it is a bit odd isnlt it! And quite inspiring though, to see them keep the traditions .. yet in their day to day life they are just modern day working folks. I met two men in ceremonial regalia, one was a Sociology Professsor, and the other worked in Probation!!

    – heatherfriedman

  • ZinaImage
    ZinaImagealmost 3 years ago

    superb shot sweetie :) This could be a real classic. ♥♥

  • Thank you so much!!! ♥ x

    – heatherfriedman

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 3 years ago

    A beautiful portrait of this wonderful lady, Heather. So much character in her face.

  • Thanks so much MIke….

    – heatherfriedman

  • Soegboob
    Soegboobalmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks Walt!

    – heatherfriedman

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omaralmost 3 years ago

  • Thsi feature means a lot.. thanks so much!!

    – heatherfriedman

  • Marcelle Raphael
    Marcelle Raphaelalmost 3 years ago

    You are eligible to enter our FEATURE OF THE MONTH challenge here

    Winner gets a $20.00 voucher!


  • Thank you.. and so I entered!!

    – heatherfriedman

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 3 years ago

    September 14, 2011

  • Thank so much!!

    – heatherfriedman

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    October 14th, 2011

  • I am SO pleased. Thanks so very much!

    – heatherfriedman

  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 3 years ago

    Happy to be able to feature this wonderful image! Congratulations!

  • I am so very, very pleased! Thank you!

    – heatherfriedman

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