Warrior Heritage

© Kelly Abernathy

Warrior Heritage

Kelly Abernathy 7/30/2004 4:48:45 AM 1

Here's the shot with selective color on the purple heart. Can't wait to catch up with everyone. I had a little setback and was gone most the week, but I'm back on my feet now, so looking forward to seeing everyone's posts today. -K #152901

Colette M. Metcalf 7/30/2004 4:57:32 AM

Wonderful K!!! #677050

Michelle D. Milliman 7/30/2004 5:04:43 AM

This is fabulous!! #677070

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/30/2004 5:07:32 AM

Great work, Kelly!! Feel better!!!!!!!! #677081

Charlene Bayerle 7/30/2004 5:08:03 AM

Beautiful with great effects K!!!! #677083

Allan L. Whitehead 7/30/2004 5:08:32 AM

WOW, Kelly, MAGNIFICENT photograph and marvelous presentation. You've ceratinley 'mastered' the effective use of effects and layering in this exquisite composition. I am so proud of you and your work, and I hope all is well. Very well done, my dear friend - your good friend, Allan #677086

Colleen Braun 7/30/2004 5:14:26 AM

what a fantastic image, glad you are feeling better... #677105

Cathy T. Vettes 7/30/2004 5:18:30 AM

Wonderful K!! Very well put together!! Well done !!:) #677123

Donna J. Taff 7/30/2004 5:28:04 AM

Fantastic image, K.!!!!! #677151

Marcie A. Fowler 7/30/2004 5:32:06 AM

The first word that comes to mind is WINNER!! This is an amazing composite image K. You did a fabulous job putting this one all together. It's awesome. I love the way that you put the younger more colorful image in the foreground and the way you presented it looks like he is reflecting back on his ancestors. You just did a simply amazing job on this!!!! BRAVO!! #677163

Dorothy Neumann 7/30/2004 5:33:00 AM

K, you're doing an excellent job with these Native American photographs. This is outstanding! #677165

Joy Brown 7/30/2004 5:34:13 AM

Awesome collage, K!!! Outstanding job - I agree, winner!!! #677168

Diane Addonizio 7/30/2004 5:36:37 AM

Fantastic,K! #677174

Roger D. Meador 7/30/2004 6:10:26 AM

very nice montage #677218

Rob Friedman 7/30/2004 6:15:01 AM

Terrific and very stirring K!! #677233

Bob Cammarata 7/30/2004 6:26:13 AM

Terrific K!!
What really makes this work for me is how the subjects are facing.
The sepia images are facing front and to the right, while the warrior in color is looking left.
This creates a wonderful balance to a great portrait.
Bob #677248

Casey A. Hanson 7/30/2004 7:17:27 AM

This is wonderful K!
Very well done! #677323

Gianna Stadelmyer 7/30/2004 7:27:39 AM

My first thought echoed Marcie's...WINNER!!! Fabulous composite and shots, K! Glad you are back on your feet and hope you stay well:-) #677337

Gary O`Dell 7/30/2004 7:32:02 AM

Great image K, It certainly screems WINNER to me..Gary O #677341

Amy N. Cappelli 7/30/2004 7:42:38 AM

I agree, this is a winner! very creative and seamless, just beautiful and moving! #677358

Karen Bacon 7/30/2004 7:45:47 AM

This is excellent K!You really did a wonderful job presenting this!I'm sure we will all see this again! #677366

Donna W. Neal 7/30/2004 11:49:59 AM

I agree with everyone else on this K. It is wonderful. I would think that this school should hire you to do a calendar for them. You have some amazing talent girl, and it's nice to have you back. #677631

Robin L. Wehrman 7/30/2004 3:10:10 PM

WOW!! Spectacular image K You sure did an outstanding job on this. Perfect in everyway!!!! #677782

Stephen Zacker 7/30/2004 4:26:58 PM

I really like this! #677904

William C. Raco 7/30/2004 7:06:28 PM

You did a really fine job with this, Kelly.
It's very colorful, bright and beautiful!

bill #678031

Terry R. Hatfield 7/30/2004 8:01:53 PM

Excellent Image K!Good Luck With It!! #678101

Darren K. Fisher 7/30/2004 8:19:14 PM

I still love this. Your best to date of the Pow Wow. The best of luck to you on this one. #678124

Kelly Abernathy 7/31/2004 4:19:01 AM

Thanks so much everyone! I really appreciate all of the support with this one! Talk to you later -K #678479

Leonard Pierce 7/31/2004 12:55:34 PM

K, this is absolutely the best I have ever seen!!! Everything about it is perfect and I'm sure we'll see it in the winners circle! I think you should move it to the monthly theme catagory though because, to me, this image depicts the greatest struggle for indepenence.
Thank you for sharing it with us. - Len #679390

Kelly Abernathy 7/31/2004 6:03:33 PM

Thank you so much Len. I'm very flattered considering the high quality of work by the photographers on this site! Thanks again -K #679698

Ed Heaton 8/1/2004 7:17:21 AM

Hi K,
This is awesome! Tremendous job... #680485

Kelly Abernathy 8/1/2004 11:31:17 AM

Thanks Ed! :) -K #680920

Janet Detota 8/2/2004 8:41:43 PM

Marvelous PS work! Wonderful shots! #683714

Kelly Abernathy 8/2/2004 9:45:57 PM

Thanks Janet! I appreciate it! -K #683784

Susie Peek-Swint 8/3/2004 12:34:38 AM

This is wonderful work K ~ everyone has already said it all so I'll just send early congratulations as this has to make the winners circle!! #683958

Kelly Abernathy 8/3/2004 3:50:21 AM

Thanks Susan! I appreciate it -K #684143

Evy Johansen 8/8/2004 12:28:09 AM

Great image, K! Beautiful colors! #693954

Kelly Abernathy 8/8/2004 6:40:54 AM

Thanks Evy! -K #694283

Mary K. Robison 8/10/2004 2:00:54 PM

K, no matter the outcome next week, you've already won with this. Look at all the responses above! It is BRILLIANT work! #698847

Kelly Abernathy 8/11/2004 5:34:24 AM

Thanks Mary! I appreciate that! -K #700511

Kelly Abernathy 8/11/2004 5:34:30 AM

Thanks Mary! I appreciate that! -K #700512

Mary K. Robison 8/13/2004 11:25:20 PM

CONGRATULATIONS for sure, K!!! :)
Good luck NEXT level! #706934

Isabel L 8/14/2004 1:08:39 AM

Wonderful shot K.!! Alot of people were right about this one being a winner!!
Congratulations and good luck in the next round. #707016

Karen Engelbreth 8/14/2004 2:24:03 AM

Many congrats, K! #707160

Terry R. Hatfield 8/14/2004 3:13:03 AM

Congrats To You On Your Finalist K!! #707261

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 8/14/2004 3:14:20 AM

Congratulations, K and the best of luck in the next steps!

Best wishes
Linnea #707263

Dolores Neilson 8/14/2004 4:04:16 AM

Wooo hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! #707368

Wally Orlowsky 8/14/2004 4:37:53 AM

Congratulations on this finalist, K! #707466

Colleen Braun 8/14/2004 4:40:36 AM

a wonderful image.... #707486

Ed Heaton 8/14/2004 5:05:57 AM

Congratulations again K :-) #707597

William C. Raco 8/14/2004 5:17:00 AM

Congratulations, Kelly
Nice work

bill #707635

Darren K. Fisher 8/14/2004 5:26:05 AM

I am so happy to see this made it this far. I am sure it will go a step more. A big congrats to you K. #707665

Cindy Cone 8/14/2004 5:39:37 AM

Big congrats, K! #707738

Heather L. Jacks 8/14/2004 6:17:00 AM

Congrats! This is really nice. #707969

Bob Cammarata 8/14/2004 6:26:10 AM

Many congrats K.
I'm glad to see this as a Finalist, and I KNOW it will go farther.

Tammy McAllister 8/14/2004 6:26:29 AM

Beautiful, good luck on the next level.
Tammy #708016

Carolina K. Smith 8/14/2004 7:05:50 AM

Wonderful! Congratulations!! #708221

Leesa White 8/14/2004 7:18:42 AM

Congratulations K! #708273

Donna W. Neal 8/14/2004 7:21:23 AM

Congratulations on this finalist's, K. This is such a well deserved win! #708282

Deborah Sandidge 8/14/2004 7:23:11 AM

Congratulations, K!! #708290

Jennifer Rennison 8/14/2004 7:25:32 AM

So happy to see this one here, Congratulations, K! #708299

Gary O`Dell 8/14/2004 7:30:46 AM

Great Image K, Congratulations...Gary O #708321

Susan T. Evans 8/14/2004 8:16:47 AM

Congrats K, terrific image!!! well deserved!!! #708530

Nobu Nagase 8/14/2004 8:29:19 AM

Congratulations, K!!!
Great image and well deserved!!!
...good luck with this... #708613

Dan Holm 8/14/2004 9:36:34 AM

Congratulation, K!! Excellent image, well deserved!! #708992

Janet Detota 8/14/2004 10:12:21 AM

Way to go, K! Congrats! #709236

Brenda W. LaFleur 8/14/2004 10:17:35 AM

Congrats, Kelly! This is a great composite. Good luck in the next round! #709263

Ellen Peach 8/14/2004 10:18:11 AM

Congratulations, K! #709266

Murry Grigsby 8/14/2004 10:25:40 AM

Congrats K!! #709305

Donna J. Taff 8/14/2004 11:13:10 AM

Congratulation's, K.!!!!!! #709493

Danilo Piccioni 8/14/2004 11:14:21 AM

Congrats Kelly! #709499

Michael Khoury 8/14/2004 11:25:39 AM

Congrats, K....well-deserved! #709586

Colette M. Metcalf 8/14/2004 11:33:11 AM

Congratulations, K!!! #709634

Kathleen Clemons 8/14/2004 11:52:48 AM

I missed this one, K. Excellent work! A big congrats to you!!! #709761

Jim Kinnunen 8/14/2004 11:58:50 AM

What a great image!! Skillful use of effects and composition!! Congrats and good luck!! #709795

Allan L. Whitehead 8/14/2004 11:59:20 AM

Kelly, congratulations on this magnificent finalist photograph and best of luck with the next step of your journey. It is well deserved - your friend, Allan #709801

Cynthia M. Anning 8/14/2004 12:05:12 PM

VERY nice - Congrats again! #709829

Elisabeth A. Gay 8/14/2004 1:37:46 PM

Very well deserved win, congratulations K! #710148

Marie Fields 8/14/2004 2:10:30 PM

Congratulations on this terrific finalist, K.!!! #710244

Robert Goodman 8/14/2004 5:24:13 PM

Congratulations K,well done!!! #710631

Stanley J. Contrades 8/14/2004 7:26:56 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Kelly, and best wishes in the next stage!
Stan #710824

Robert Mann 8/14/2004 7:46:29 PM

This is a real treat, K.! Wonderful collage: I really like the use of color for the young man and the sepia for his forefathers looking making them look like spirits. Great work! Big congrats on your finalist selection and good luck! RoB #710855

Karen Bacon 8/14/2004 8:36:06 PM

Congratulations K on this wonderful work of art! #710933

Casey A. Hanson 8/14/2004 9:18:02 PM

Yahoo! You go girl!
Glad to see this again K, it's a wonderful image. Congrats! :0) #711009

Gianna Stadelmyer 8/14/2004 9:35:42 PM

SOOOOOOO glad to see this one again, K! Congratulations and good luck in the next round:-) #711028

Jonna Bergström 8/14/2004 10:23:30 PM

Congratulations! #711091

Latief Askari 8/14/2004 11:00:55 PM

Congratulations for a great job you have done. Good luck for next #711123

Evy Johansen 8/14/2004 11:49:06 PM

Many congratulations, K. and good luck with this beauty! #711168

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 8/15/2004 12:35:50 AM

Congrats on your win, K! Well deserved!

Many regards
Linnea #711247

Steven Gunnerson 8/15/2004 12:50:20 AM

Congratulations, Dale Ann, on your win! #711272

Steven Gunnerson 8/15/2004 12:50:59 AM

Congratulations, K, on your win! (opps, sorry about my last comment) #711274

Isabel L 8/15/2004 1:02:24 AM

:) Congrats K.!! #711285

Nobu Nagase 8/15/2004 1:09:35 AM

K, this is awesome!!!
Many congratulations on your win!!! #711299

Karen Beri 8/15/2004 1:16:28 AM

Many congratulations on your win K!This is such a work of art!! #711311

Dan Holm 8/15/2004 2:24:01 AM

Congratulations, K!!! Way to go!!! #711371

Colette M. Metcalf 8/15/2004 3:24:03 AM

Congratulations to you, K!!! #711425

Ed Heaton 8/15/2004 4:39:08 AM

Congratulations on your win :-) #711496

Marcie A. Fowler 8/15/2004 4:56:25 AM

Copngratulations K!! This is one great image. Still one of my favorites of all the images!! #711548

William C. Raco 8/15/2004 4:56:27 AM

Congratulations, Kelly!
Excellent work with this fine image.
Keep it up!

bill #711549

Darren K. Fisher 8/15/2004 5:11:48 AM

Oh yea, a big Congrats to you K!!!! #711580

Cathy Gregor 8/15/2004 5:17:43 AM

Way to go, K! Very well deserved.
-cathy #711597

Colleen Braun 8/15/2004 5:19:32 AM

great job... #711605

Claudia Kuhn 8/15/2004 5:21:53 AM

Congratulations on your win!! #711618

Kristen McKain 8/15/2004 5:41:03 AM

Congrats! Well deserved! #711714

Cindy Cone 8/15/2004 5:50:26 AM

Congratulations, K! I knew this was a winner! #711757

Cathy T. Vettes 8/15/2004 6:04:27 AM

Congradulations K!! Great job !! #711801

Joy Brown 8/15/2004 6:13:37 AM

Awesome, K - Big Congrats!!! #711836

Charlene Bayerle 8/15/2004 6:42:37 AM

Well deserved....congratulations K!!!! #711928

Wendy M. Amdahl 8/15/2004 6:47:45 AM

Congrats K! I saw this photo for the first time today and it is really really good! Well deserved! #711941

John Wright 8/15/2004 8:14:53 AM

Nice work K!
A very striking image - Congrats! #712105

Karen Bacon 8/15/2004 8:22:47 AM

Way to go K!Congratulations on this fine work!! #712118

Susan T. Evans 8/15/2004 8:32:29 AM

Congrats K on your win!!! well deserved! #712141

Dolores Neilson 8/15/2004 8:57:14 AM

Many congratulations, K!! Woo hoo~ #712247

Wally Orlowsky 8/15/2004 9:26:45 AM

Congrats on this well-deserved win, K! #712319

Michael Wehrman 8/15/2004 10:06:25 AM

Way to go K Congrats #712365

Cynthia M. Anning 8/15/2004 10:09:43 AM

K - You must be getting overwhelmed with the praise you are getting from this submission. I already commented on it, but I have to say more because my comment was "VERY nice", when I meant "SUPERBULOUS!" (a new word - LOL)

Congratulations on your well deserved recognition!

Ron Goldman 8/15/2004 10:28:56 AM

CONGRATULATIONS K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #712392

Jennifer Rennison 8/15/2004 11:30:00 AM

Congrats on your win K! #712518

Nancy Grace Chen 8/15/2004 11:49:13 AM

Very well-deserved! Great idea to modify the background.. this is a powerful image. congratulations, K!!!

Nancy #712564

Donna J. Taff 8/15/2004 11:54:53 AM

Congratulation's on your well deserved win, K.!!!!!!! #712589

Robin L. Wehrman 8/15/2004 12:58:34 PM

Congratulations on your finalist K!!! #712749

Evy Johansen 8/15/2004 1:23:05 PM

Many congratulations on a well deserved win, K.!!! #712813

Murry Grigsby 8/15/2004 1:37:24 PM

Congratulations on your win K!! #712853

Susana Matos 8/15/2004 2:01:59 PM

Congratulations on your win K!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #712908

Diane Dupuis 8/15/2004 3:47:16 PM

Congrats K!! So happy for you! Well done! #713101

Mary K. Robison 8/15/2004 3:57:29 PM

YAY, K!!

Paul Michko 8/15/2004 3:59:17 PM

Congrats, K well deserved. #713136

Terry R. Hatfield 8/15/2004 4:36:43 PM

Congratulations On Your 2nd Place Win K Very Good Work! #713236

Marie Fields 8/15/2004 5:13:09 PM

Congratulations on your win, K.!!! #713287

Rob Friedman 8/15/2004 5:41:00 PM

Yea!!! Congrats K!! #713312

Bob Cammarata 8/15/2004 6:22:17 PM

Many congrats K, on a super image!!
Bob #713380

Allan L. Whitehead 8/15/2004 7:09:40 PM

Magnificent win, richly desreved - Allan #713456

Paula Showen 8/15/2004 7:55:29 PM

K, This is OUTSTANDING! Congratulations! #713483

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/15/2004 8:54:03 PM

Hi Kelly!! I really love this image. I am so glad you resubmitted it. It is a well deserved win!! Truly beautiful!!! Keep up the great work, your friend,

Donna P. #713547

Diane Addonizio 8/15/2004 9:19:25 PM

Congratulations! #713575

Donna W. Neal 8/16/2004 4:29:22 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved win K...:) #714011

Kelly Abernathy 8/16/2004 4:45:19 AM

Wow, this was very nice to come home to! Thank you all very much. I really do appreciate all the support and truly value this community. Thanks! -K #714054

Joy M. Holster 8/16/2004 5:37:25 AM

This is such a cool image -- I love how the combination of color and b/w makes the color just jump out at you. #714231

Kelly Abernathy 8/16/2004 5:40:18 AM

:) Thanks Joy! -K #714237

Robin L. Wehrman 8/16/2004 5:41:12 AM

Congratulations to you K on this well deserved win! #714241

Gary O`Dell 8/16/2004 6:33:58 AM

Your a WINNER!!! Congratulations...Gary O #714443

Ed Isaacs 8/16/2004 9:08:41 AM

Congratulations on your winner and 2 finalists, K. #714900

Mette Vendelboe Allison 8/16/2004 10:14:58 AM

Big congrats from me, K.:-) #715048

Cynthia M. Anning 8/16/2004 10:19:20 AM

. #715068

Louise A. Starbird 8/16/2004 1:09:01 PM

YAY! KELLY! KELLY! KELLY! My faith is restored! I KNEW you had a winner with this composition! I'm happy for you! - should have gotten a GRAND or first prize though! This is still my most favorite piece - of all I have seen on this site! congrats! #715461

Dale Ann Cubbage 8/16/2004 1:55:05 PM

Go K! This is one of the most deserving winners I've ever seen on this site! It's so beautifully put together. The thought and love that went into this image comes right through K! It's a brilliant masterpiece, and I only wish it had won grand prize!! It's truly wonderful! #715557

Imran Khan 8/16/2004 4:05:15 PM

Beautiful Work K, Congrats on well deserved win!


Carl D. Miller 8/16/2004 5:05:47 PM

Super work, K! Congratulations! #715878

Patrick Campbell 8/16/2004 7:52:54 PM

K, congrats on your win! This photo has a lot of heart. Beautiful work! #716171

Kelly Abernathy 8/17/2004 9:54:52 AM

Thanks Robin, GaryO, Ed, Mette, Cynthia, Louise, Dale Ann, Imran, Carl and Patrick. I really appreciate it! There are so many wonderful photos posted, that I'm very flattered to be among this group! Thanks again -K #717101

Kathleen K. Parker 8/17/2004 12:03:37 PM

Congratulations, K. This is a wonderful win.
Kathleen #717409

Kelly Abernathy 8/17/2004 12:41:39 PM

Thanks Kathleen! -K #717484

Sherrie H. Penny 8/18/2004 5:18:42 AM

K. this wonderful work... CONGRATS! #718869

Kelly Abernathy 8/19/2004 4:17:40 PM

Thanks Sherrie - I appreciate it! -K #721650

Carol Brill 8/20/2004 8:46:41 PM

A belated congratulations on this fine work, K! #724806

Kelly Abernathy 8/21/2004 2:51:03 AM

Thanks Carol! -K #725192

Stephen Zacker 8/22/2004 6:38:35 AM

Congratulations K! This is a powerful image! #727372

Kelly Abernathy 8/22/2004 7:57:44 PM

Thanks Stephen! I appreciate it! -K #728617

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Critiques Welcome. All photos taken at same powwow, and then faded in the older warriors, changed to b&w and changed to sepia. Reworked to fix color bleedthrough. During any of the nation's wars, the native american community had and extremely high volunteer rate for service. The middle warrior on the left has a purple heart emblem as part of his native dress. I will attach a shot in the discussion where I put some selective color on it to highlight that fact.

Uploaded on 7/30/2004 4:47:16 AM

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Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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