Week 30 – # A3 Leading Lines

There are lots of photos of the Ringling Causeway in Sarasota, FL, and I have those as well.   I was looking for something different.  By walking to the causeway itself and walk on the outside the railing you get a whole new perspective of the causeway.
The wind was blowing which caused the palm fronds to move which was perfect as I didn’t want them as a distraction as I went for a longer exposure to pull the colors of twilight.

Ringling Causeway Bridge Overlook


Week 29 – #6 The Old and the New

I was lucky enough to have this young man, who unfortunately I only got his first name – Keith, to step aside from the Native American Festival in Sarasota into the shade of the tree.   It was so bright in the mid-afternoon sun that his wonderful dress would have been all washed out.  He had such a wonderful smile, but he became very serious for this photo.

I thought he fits the bill for Old and New.  Here he is in the native dress for his tribe and as you can see, there are some upgrades to what would have been available in years gone by.  And he is the “New” part of this with the native clothing being from the “Old”.

This Native American Festival was not a powwow and I have yet to go to one.  I am going to try to fit in the next powwow in the area.  For those who are interested, there will be a Powwow in Ft McCoy, FL on 4/5 – 4/7, 2013.

http://chambersfarm.org/   for more information

The Old and the New

Week 28 – # 43 Row One

I attended the Native American Festival at the Sarasota Fairgrounds in late January, 2013.  There were a number of Native Americans with different crafts, including herbs, drums, jewelry, food and flutes.  I walked around taking in the information from the different vendors, listened to the wonderful flute playing by Mark Barfoot and watched some dancing, including the hoop dance.
The work at Nez B’s Indian Jewelry caught my eye.  There were lots of choices in types of jewelry.   The colors and the patterns of the bead work on the bracelets was very well done.  The work is the handicraft of Niles Aseret.  He traveled here from Mufreesboro, TN.
In thinking of our themes, I saw this as fitting Row One.  (then row two, three, four….)  A lot of work goes into each and every one of these.

Row One