Living History...An old Emirati Beduoin Man [Contest Finalists September 2003]

© Dana D. Wiggins Thompson

Living History...An old Emirati Beduoin Man

Uploaded: September 13, 2003 03:16:13


Taken in Natural light Nikkor 28-104mm lens


Kathleen Clemons September 13, 2003

Wonderful portrait, Dana. What is he holding? #58908

Dana D. Wiggins Thompson September 13, 2003

Thanks Kathleen! He is holding a Khunjar...A curved dagger that is very popular with the Gulf Arabs in the old days. The men wore them around their waist on a belt and the handles were made of silver, gold, bone, stones etc...depending upon the financial status! #198175

Colette M. Metcalf September 13, 2003

Lovely shot here, Dana!! #198197

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 13, 2003

Excellent shot, Dana!!! I like the fact that the gent is in full colour, and the background is desaturated. #198273

Lori Ditlefsen September 13, 2003

Ditto everyone else. This is a very nice shot and well executed. #198380

Dana D. Wiggins Thompson September 13, 2003

Thanks all... I thought since he looked like he stepped out of history that the background should look a little older than he does...
Thanks again for all the compliments! #198594

Ronald Balthazor September 13, 2003

Amazing portrait, Dana. Very done! #199153

Carol Brill October 17, 2003

Congratulations, Dana, wonderful image, best of luck to you! #234793

Jennifer Bulsza October 17, 2003

Congrats Dana! Terrific shot! #235054

Colette M. Metcalf October 17, 2003

Congrats on this one, Dana!! #235106

Murry Grigsby October 17, 2003

Congrats, Dana!! #235410

Leanne M.E. Boyd October 17, 2003

Way to go, Dana - Congrats!!!! #235544

Robert Brown October 17, 2003

Great portrait, Dana! Congratulations. #235692

Dana D. Wiggins Thompson October 17, 2003

Thanks everyone for your compliments and congrats!! I am delighted to have made it as a finalists! Thanks again!!!!
:~) #235695

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict October 17, 2003

Congrats and Good luck, Dana! #235854

Gary W. Lake October 17, 2003

A really wonderful capture Dana - congrats! #236107

Elizabeth A. Zibas October 17, 2003

Congrats Dana. Very nicely done. I like the background in B/W as the man really pops. #236112

Ronald Balthazor October 17, 2003

Congratulations, Dana! #236279

Terry R. Hatfield October 17, 2003

Congrats Dana!! #236513

William C. Raco level-classic October 17, 2003

Wonderful photo.
Very effective with the selective coloring.
Best of luck to you, Dana.

bill #236711

Susana Matos October 19, 2003

Cheers from Portugal, Su #238471

Dana D. Wiggins Thompson October 19, 2003

Thanks to all for the warm wishes and compliments! I feel so honored that my work made it to the finals!!!!!
Thanks again!!!! #238512

Dana D. Wiggins Thompson October 19, 2003

Thanks to all for the warm wishes and compliments! I feel so honored that my work made it to the finals!!!!!
Thanks again!!!! #238514

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