Pow wow Dancin'

© Norman P. Banks

Pow wow Dancin'

Dr Silly Student 8/10/2007 10:19:50 AM

Beautiful piece of colorful art. :O)
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Tarun Bose 8/10/2007 11:32:54 AM

Excellent art work, Norman. #4629107

Melissa A. McDonald 8/10/2007 11:50:22 AM

Absolutely beautiful work Norman! I love the energy and colors... #4629189

Steve M. Harrington 8/10/2007 7:24:28 PM

I think this is one of my favorites, Norm. I can feel the dance.
Steve #4630552

Janine Russell 8/10/2007 8:26:15 PM

Norman, great colors and effects. #4630836

Norman P. Banks 8/11/2007 7:16:41 AM

Hi Doc, Tarun, Melissa, Steve & Janine!

Thanks to you all for the warm and encouraging comments made on this image.

This pic was taken at one of my favorite Pow wows of the season at Bear Mtn, NY.

It takes place in a large open field atop a small rise and is completely surrounded by forest. The atmosphere is perfect and with a little imagination, one can project back in time for a wonderful experience.

From the parking lot, a quarter of a mile away, you can hear the drummers singing and can fantisize that you are approaching a village 150 years ago!

Thanks all, again
Norm

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Paul Hamar 8/11/2007 10:21:02 AM

Hi Norm, It's been awhile since we chat...Great job on the pow wow dancer, very cool effect, looks like an oil finger paint, very cool.... #4633035

Elizabeth A. Marker 8/11/2007 9:26:27 PM

Hello Norm! I really love this image! You have truly captured the Native American Spirit! I can gaze into this image and hear the drums as the warrior proudly dances in honor of his ancestors and heritage! Beautifully done! Liz #4634844

Norman P. Banks 8/13/2007 7:35:38 AM

Paul and Elizabeth, thanks for the warm and encouraging comments!

Paul: I have not posted for awhile, but seem refreshed now so will be checking on all my BP friends.

Elizabeth: This is a subject close to my heart, having amongst others, NDN heritage.

Norm #4641299

Kimi A. Phillips 8/13/2007 9:21:11 AM

It is so good to have you back, Norm! I have missed your creative endeavors so much! Beautiful, colorful, insightful... #4641721

Norman P. Banks 8/13/2007 9:55:25 AM

Hey Kimi!

It's good to feel the energy flow again. I was busy with our outdoor retail business, but also felt a little dry in the creation area (smile) so I took some time off.

Thanks for missing me and for the warm comments.

Norm #4641876

Susie Peek-Swint 8/15/2007 12:12:34 AM

I love the vibrant colours and energy in this work Norman ~ wonderful image ~ good luck!
susie #4649608

Norman P. Banks 8/15/2007 6:48:30 AM

Thanks Susie, for the very nice comment and wishes!

Norm #4651380

David Pratt 8/15/2007 7:54:07 PM

Hey Norm! Glad to see you back! Amzing piece of work here. I can feel the energy and amazing movement in this image. A terrific capture and work of art Norm! #4654152

Sherry K. Adkins 8/26/2007 10:41:29 PM

This is awesome, Norm. I found myself mesmerized by the colors, movement and energy of this image. This is one I would definitely print and hang on my wall. It's going into my favs. Great work!!!!!!!! #4702236

Norman P. Banks 8/27/2007 8:04:40 AM

Hi Dave & Sherry, thanks for your warm comments!

Sherry thanks for adding this one to your favs. It has already generated some sales interest. We'll see what happens. (smile)

Because of the vibrancy of the colors in the original I decided to see if I could enhance it using Artrage2, a fantastic paint program.

Norm #4703967

Carol Teal 9/11/2007 12:38:18 AM

Excellent work Norman! I can close my eyes and see them dancing around a fire many years ago! I have a bit of Cherokee in me, and in my younger days, I looked more the part. In fact, I used to braid strands of my hair and ride my Appaloosa in parades. :) #4775561

Steve M. Harrington 9/21/2007 3:49:23 PM

Good on you, Norm!
Steve #4823579

Norman P. Banks 9/21/2007 6:32:38 PM

Hey Steve, thanks for the comment!

It's been so long since I've posted that I almost forgot about it. (smile)

Norm #4824375

Norman P. Banks 9/21/2007 6:35:49 PM

Ha'u Carol!

Please forgive me for not replying sooner, but I've been busy with our little business and havent been checking in at BP to see what's up!

Norm #4824392

Joan Powell 9/21/2007 7:18:20 PM

Congrats on your stunning image !! #4824644

Sherry K. Adkins 9/21/2007 7:36:43 PM

Congrats, Norman, on this finalist. This is still one of my all-time favorites!!! #4824745

Carol Teal 9/21/2007 9:55:41 PM

Hurray Norman! I am glad to see this one with a medal and I hope it changes to gold in a few days! I love this! #4825301

David Pratt 9/22/2007 4:24:25 AM

Congratulations Norm! #4826318

Norman P. Banks 9/22/2007 1:50:58 PM

Thanks so much, Joan, Sherry, Carol & David, I appreciate your warm support.

I been away from BP for awhile & I'm itching to get back on track! (smile)

Norm #4828451

Elizabeth A. Marker 9/22/2007 8:05:52 PM

Congratulations Norm!! Love This Image! #4829952

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 9/24/2007 10:24:31 AM

Congratulation Norman for this beautiful win !!! #4837800

Dr Silly 9/24/2007 10:54:30 AM

Congratulations Norman on your Gold win. :O)
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Susan T. Evans 9/24/2007 12:10:23 PM

Norman, this is so cool, love the colors, congrats on your winner!!! #4838455

Norman P. Banks 9/24/2007 3:53:18 PM

Elizabeth, Philippe, Dr S and Susan, thanks very much for your nice comments. They are much appreciated!

Norm #4839525

Evy Johansen 9/24/2007 6:28:21 PM

Awesome DD, Norman!! Big congratulations on your win! #4840570

David Pratt 9/24/2007 6:31:03 PM

Great 2nd place win Norm! Congratulations! #4840593

Joan Powell 9/24/2007 7:07:54 PM

Congrats on your outstanding work !! #4840835

Kay E. Mahoney 9/24/2007 7:42:56 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4841079

Lorri Shank 9/24/2007 7:50:44 PM

Congratulations on your win, Norm. This is a beautiful piece of art! #4841128

Carol Teal 9/25/2007 12:44:25 AM

Hurray Norm, I just knew this one would get the gold! I love the colors and effects on this one! Excellent! #4841802

Norman P. Banks 9/25/2007 10:50:38 AM

Evy, David, Joan, Kay, Lorri & Carol, I greatly appreciate your wonderful support and warm comments!

All you guys are what make BP such a nice place to be part of!

Norm #4844598

Steve M. Harrington 9/25/2007 1:45:33 PM

Way to go, Norm. I'm pleased for you.
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Norman P. Banks 9/27/2007 4:48:19 PM

Thanks Steve, much appreciated!

Norm #4854759

Jane Summa 9/28/2007 10:31:49 PM

Congrats, Norm!!! Fascinating creation! I love the deep, bold colors!
What time of year do they have this Pow Wow? #4859448

Robert S. Grauer 9/29/2007 12:13:00 PM

Norman the judges are blind again. This is by far the best shot in the digital darkroom category. You deserved First Place!!! #4861507

Janine Russell 9/29/2007 1:12:40 PM

Norman, congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4861718

Bill Wyatt 10/1/2007 7:24:01 AM

This is awesome the colors are explosive and the artistic effects terrific, Norman! #4868942

Norman P. Banks 10/3/2007 9:10:19 AM

Jane, Robert, Janine & Bill, so sorry for the late reply. Been out on the trail for awhile!

Thanks to you all for the very nice and encouraging comments on this image.

Robert: you get my vote for the new head of contest selections. (big smile)

Jane: This Pow wow is held in August in Anthony Wayne State Park just around the bend from Bear Mountain, NY.

Norm
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Christopher J. Budny 10/11/2007 3:39:53 PM

What a dazzling "painterly conversion" you've achieved here! Congratulations on the win! #4913497

Jennie A. Dillman 10/16/2007 6:13:04 AM

WELL, AS YOU CAN SEE HAVEN'T BEEN ON HERE IN AWHILE..YOU AND SUSAN PEEK-SWINT ARE THE FIRST I GO TO.. HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN YOU ALL.. YOU DO VERY GOOD WORK..OF COURSE I LIKE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE YOU DO, BUT NOT AS WELL OF COURSE.. THIS IS GREAT, MAY TRY ART RAGE.. JENNIE.. #4933150

paola A. Jofre 10/20/2007 6:22:30 AM

Congratulations Norm!

Beautiful piece of art!! Love the vibrant colors in your piece.
Always a pleasure to see your work, very creative ! #4952414

Norman P. Banks 10/20/2007 7:38:26 AM

Christopher, Jennie and Paola, please forgive my late reply. I have been busy away from BP for awhile.

Thank you all so much for your nice comments regarding this piece.

Jennie: Good to hear from you. Do try ArtRage. You can download a free ver. to try out. It is a great little program that has a lot of potential for creative application.

Norm (with a Smile) #4952648

Jennie A. Dillman 10/20/2007 11:38:13 AM

HEY, NORMAN (WITH A SMILE).. MAY JUST TRY THAT.. I NOW HAVE BROADBAND HERE IN THE MT. WHERE I AM.. SO PROGRAMS WON'T TAKE LONG TO DOWNLOAD... BUT, I THINK ARTRAGE ISN'T A LARGE ONE SO THAT SHOULD BE EASY..
WOULD LOVE TO SEE ONE OF THOSE POWWOWS...LOVE YOUR WORK.. I AM GOING TO DO SOME SPAMMIN ON YOU... LOOK AT MY LAST, COWBOY UP..IF YOU DON'T CARE AND HAVE TIME.. I HAVE FOTO'S ON SOAPHOTO.. SOME HAVE GIVEN ME THE NICKNAME, 'MIND TRAVELER'.. THIS IS THE ONY WAY I CAN CREATE ANYTHING..DON'T VISIT PLACES TO GET DIFFERENT FOTO.. TAKE CARE, JENN.. #4953389

Norman P. Banks 11/5/2007 6:35:28 AM

Hey Jennie, thanks for the lovely comment regarding this picture.

Glad that you guys now have BB in your area so that you won't have to sit and wait for your downloads.
Sorry for having taken so long to reply, but we have been pretty busy around here. (smile)

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Jennie A. Dillman 11/5/2007 10:12:07 AM

CONGRATS!! I KNEW THIS WOULD WIN SOMETHING.. I HAVE AN 'EYE' FOR GOOD FOTO'S.. THAT IS WHY I CHECK YOUR GALLERY WHEN I CAN..JEN. #5031227

Rhonda Burger 11/8/2007 3:27:16 PM

I love this image. It is wonderful in every way. Nice job Norman. Rhonda #5046617

Norman P. Banks 11/9/2007 7:20:23 AM

Hi Rhonda. Glad you like this one!

I wanted to do something a little different with this image. I have a great little paint program called ArtRage. It allows one to really play around, so I did and this is the result! (smile)

Norm #5049429

Boris Kirpichnikov 12/2/2007 5:39:58 PM

Big congratulations on this awesome winner,Norman!I love everything about this image! #5161002

Jennie A. Dillman 12/2/2007 7:02:12 PM

EVER TRY PAINTER X, OR PHOTO POS PRO.. YOU WOULD PROBABLY DO GOOD ON THOSE IF YOU HAVEN'T TRIED THEM ALL READY...YOU SO GOOD AT THIS...JENN.. #5161313

Patrick Rouzes 2/17/2008 2:03:35 PM

Congratulation on this well-deserved winner,Norman!!! #5508088

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Description

Annual Bear Mountain Pow Wow at Bear Mtn, NY
Artistically rendered to give a sense of the explosiveness of the dancer in his full bustle of Eagle feathers, ankle bells and colorful vest and shirt!

Uploaded on 8/10/2007 10:06:50 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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