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Tough Mudder 2013 ~ One Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder 2013-1  {Cage Crawl}

Tough Mudder 2013-2  {Starting Line}

Tough Mudder 2013-3{Course Guide: 18+ obstacles, 11+ miles}

Tough Mudder 2013-4{After, the Arctic Enema}

Tough Mudder 2013-5 {On top of the Berlin Walls}

Tough Mudder 2013-6{What’s my number?}

Tough Mudder 2013-7{King of the Mountain}

Tough Mudder 2013-8 {One Tough Mudder}

Tough Mudder 2013-9  {Electric Eel}

Tough Mudder 2013-10  {Up and Over, the Berlin Walls}

Tough Mudder 2013-11  {Berlin Walls}

Tough Mudder 2013-12  {Hazard!}

Tough Mudder 2013-13  {More mud, please?}

Tough Mudder 2013-14  {Boa Constrictor}

Tough Mudder 2013-15  {Mud Mile}

Tough Mudder 2013-16  {One Tough Mudder}

Tough Mudder 2013-17  {Just the Tip}

Tough Mudder 2013-18{Finish Line}

“The Gathering” ~ A Native American Gathering

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Louis Salinas, an Aztec Indian of Mexico City, Mexico, joins members of other native American tribes in Wilkesboro, North Carolina over the weekend, September 20 – 22, 2013, as they celebrate their diverse community.
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Kayenta Cruz, 7, of Hopi/Aztec descent, takes part in a lively jingle dance during the Native American Gathering, Sunday, September 22, 2013.
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A variety of colors and styles were on display Sunday, September 22, 2013, as members and descendants of native American tribes from all across the North American continent came together for a powwow during the Native American Gathering in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
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June Ward, representing the Lumbee tribe and a member of the Native American Gatherers commitee which planned the Native American Gathering, joins in the festivities as the three-day event unfolded, September 20, 2013 – September 22, 2013.
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Rosanne Salinas, of Mexico City, Mexico, joins members of other native American tribes as they celebrate their diverse community.
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Native American paraphernalia was on display Sunday, September 22, 2013, as members and descendants of native American tribes from all across the North American continent came together for a powwow during the Native American Gathering in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
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Linda “Swift Fawn”, of the Mattaponi tribe of Virginia, wears trational dress as she dances around the powwow grounds during the Native American Gathering Sunday, September 22, 2013.
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June Ward, front, representing the Lumbee tribe and a member of the Native American Gatherers commitee which planned the Native American Gathering, shares a laugh with Mikko Ayo (translated ‘chiefhawk’), of the Muskogee Creek tribe, as Jerry Ward (back) looks on. The trio joined in the festivities as the three-day event unfolded, September 20, 2013 – September 22, 2013.
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Louis Salinas, an Aztec Indian of Mexico City, Mexico, dances around the powwow arena in a traditional Aztec dance during the Native American Gathering in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
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KipperLynn BearCrowe Poore, 40, of the Blackfeet (Sioux) tribe, makes faces at the crowd during the Native American Gathering Sunday, September 22, 2013.
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David Spirit Wolf Lowery, of the Cherokee Wolf clan, is wearing the ragalia of his heritage as he takes part during the Native American Gathering Sunday, September 22, 2013.
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Rosanne Salinas, of Mexico City, Mexico, describes the cultural history behind the Aztec dance as she joins members of other native American tribes as they celebrate their diverse community.

“The Gathering”

The Gathering-1KipperLynn BearCrowe Poore, 40, a descendant of the Blackfeet tribe or Sioux tribe, stands in traditional dress as he takes part in the Native American Gathering Sunday, September 22, 2013.

COMING SOON

On Sunday, September 22, descendants of the native tribes of the North American continent gathered together at the W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir to celebrate their heritage, sense of community, and the value they place on family – drawing people of all walks of life to share in their “Native American Gathering”

…Check back for more photos from the Native American Gathering…

Insect Effect “Which would you rather?”

Which would your rather?

The first images are edited and given “special” effects in color temp. and saturation, whereas the second frame of images were edited in the traditional sense…So, which would you rather?

Some photographers are purists and adhere to the most traditional editing; i.e., color balance, levels, tones, and generating a “pure” representation of what they actually captured in-camera. Other photographers prefer to add some saturation or drop it down to zero – change the color temp. – or add an interesting and, dare I say, “unreal” air to an otherwise ordinary photograph. So, which do prefer? Does that preference alter depending on whether or not it is your own image or someone else’s – from photographer-to-viewer perspective? Through in your two cents…should images be “over-edited”, should the amount of editing on an image be disclosed to the viewer?

…for now let’s focus on the question at hand…which would you rather…the special effects or the traditional?An Outdoor Summer_spec  Special Effects

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