Warrior Heritage

© Kelly Abernathy

Warrior Heritage

Kelly Abernathy July 30, 2004 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 July 30, 2004

Wonderful K!!! #677050

Michelle D. Milliman July 30, 2004

This is fabulous!! #677070

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe July 30, 2004

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

Charlene Bayerle July 30, 2004

Beautiful with great effects K!!!! #677083

Allan L. Whitehead July 30, 2004

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 July 30, 2004

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

Cathy T. Vettes July 30, 2004

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

Donna J. Taff July 30, 2004

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

Marcie A. Fowler July 30, 2004

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 July 30, 2004

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

Joy Brown July 30, 2004

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

Diane Addonizio level-classic July 30, 2004

Fantastic,K! #677174

Roger D. Meador July 30, 2004

very nice montage #677218

Rob Friedman July 30, 2004

Terrific and very stirring K!! #677233

Bob Cammarata July 30, 2004

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 July 30, 2004

This is wonderful K!
Very well done! #677323

Gianna Stadelmyer July 30, 2004

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 July 30, 2004

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

Amy N. Cappelli July 30, 2004

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

Karen Bacon July 30, 2004

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 July 30, 2004

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 July 30, 2004

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

Stephen Zacker July 30, 2004

I really like this! #677904

William C. Raco level-addict July 30, 2004

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

bill #678031

Terry R. Hatfield July 30, 2004

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

Darren K. Fisher level-classic July 30, 2004

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

Kelly Abernathy July 31, 2004

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

Leonard Pierce July 31, 2004

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 July 31, 2004

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 August 01, 2004

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

Kelly Abernathy August 01, 2004

Thanks Ed! :) -K #680920

Janet Detota August 02, 2004

Marvelous PS work! Wonderful shots! #683714

Kelly Abernathy August 02, 2004

Thanks Janet! I appreciate it! -K #683784

Susie Peek-Swint August 03, 2004

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 August 03, 2004

Thanks Susan! I appreciate it -K #684143

Evy Johansen level-classic August 08, 2004

Great image, K! Beautiful colors! #693954

Kelly Abernathy August 08, 2004

Thanks Evy! -K #694283

Mary K. Robison August 10, 2004

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 August 11, 2004

Thanks Mary! I appreciate that! -K #700511

Kelly Abernathy August 11, 2004

Thanks Mary! I appreciate that! -K #700512

Mary K. Robison August 13, 2004

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

Isabel L August 14, 2004

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 August 14, 2004

Many congrats, K! #707160

Terry R. Hatfield August 14, 2004

Congrats To You On Your Finalist K!! #707261

Anette Linnea Rasmussen August 14, 2004

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

Best wishes
Linnea #707263

Dolores Neilson August 14, 2004

Wooo hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! #707368

Wally Orlowsky August 14, 2004

Congratulations on this finalist, K! #707466

Colleen Braun August 14, 2004

a wonderful image.... #707486

Ed Heaton August 14, 2004

Congratulations again K :-) #707597

William C. Raco level-addict August 14, 2004

Congratulations, Kelly
Nice work

bill #707635

Darren K. Fisher level-classic August 14, 2004

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 August 14, 2004

Big congrats, K! #707738

Heather L. Jacks August 14, 2004

Congrats! This is really nice. #707969

Bob Cammarata August 14, 2004

Many congrats K.
I'm glad to see this as a Finalist, and I KNOW it will go farther.
This is ONE GREAT IMAGE!!
Bob
#708014

Tammy McAllister August 14, 2004

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

Carolina K. Smith level-addict August 14, 2004

Wonderful! Congratulations!! #708221

Leesa White August 14, 2004

Congratulations K! #708273

Donna W. Neal August 14, 2004

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

Deborah Sandidge August 14, 2004

Congratulations, K!! #708290

Jennifer Rennison August 14, 2004

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

Gary O`Dell August 14, 2004

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

Susan T. Evans August 14, 2004

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

Nobu Nagase August 14, 2004

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

Dan Holm level-classic August 14, 2004

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

Janet Detota August 14, 2004

Way to go, K! Congrats! #709236

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe August 14, 2004

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

Ellen Peach August 14, 2004

Congratulations, K! #709266

Murry Grigsby August 14, 2004

Congrats K!! #709305

Donna J. Taff August 14, 2004

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

Danilo Piccioni level-classic August 14, 2004

Congrats Kelly! #709499

Michael Khoury August 14, 2004

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

Colette M. Metcalf August 14, 2004

Congratulations, K!!! #709634

Kathleen Clemons August 14, 2004

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

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe August 14, 2004

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

Allan L. Whitehead August 14, 2004

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 August 14, 2004

VERY nice - Congrats again! #709829

Elisabeth A. Gay August 14, 2004

Very well deserved win, congratulations K! #710148

Marie Fields level-classic August 14, 2004

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

Robert Goodman August 14, 2004

Congratulations K,well done!!! #710631

Stanley J. Contrades August 14, 2004

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

Robert Mann level-classic August 14, 2004

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 August 14, 2004

Congratulations K on this wonderful work of art! #710933

Casey A. Hanson August 14, 2004

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

Gianna Stadelmyer August 14, 2004

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

Jonna Bergström August 14, 2004

Congratulations! #711091

Latief Askari August 14, 2004

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

Evy Johansen level-classic August 14, 2004

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

Anette Linnea Rasmussen August 15, 2004

Congrats on your win, K! Well deserved!

Many regards
Linnea #711247

Steven Gunnerson August 15, 2004

Congratulations, Dale Ann, on your win! #711272

Steven Gunnerson August 15, 2004

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

Isabel L August 15, 2004

:) Congrats K.!! #711285

Nobu Nagase August 15, 2004

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

Karen Beri August 15, 2004

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

Dan Holm level-classic August 15, 2004

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

Colette M. Metcalf August 15, 2004

Congratulations to you, K!!! #711425

Ed Heaton August 15, 2004

K,
Congratulations on your win :-) #711496

Marcie A. Fowler August 15, 2004

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

William C. Raco level-addict August 15, 2004

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

bill #711549

Darren K. Fisher level-classic August 15, 2004

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

Cathy Gregor August 15, 2004

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

Colleen Braun August 15, 2004

great job... #711605

Claudia Kuhn level-classic August 15, 2004

Congratulations on your win!! #711618

Kristen McKain August 15, 2004

Congrats! Well deserved! #711714

Cindy Cone August 15, 2004

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

Cathy T. Vettes August 15, 2004

Congradulations K!! Great job !! #711801

Joy Brown August 15, 2004

Awesome, K - Big Congrats!!! #711836

Charlene Bayerle August 15, 2004

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

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe August 15, 2004

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

John Wright August 15, 2004

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

Karen Bacon August 15, 2004

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

Susan T. Evans August 15, 2004

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

Dolores Neilson August 15, 2004

Many congratulations, K!! Woo hoo~ #712247

Wally Orlowsky August 15, 2004

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

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe August 15, 2004

Way to go K Congrats #712365

Cynthia M. Anning August 15, 2004

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!
#712370

Ron Goldman August 15, 2004

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

Jennifer Rennison August 15, 2004

Congrats on your win K! #712518

Nancy Grace Chen August 15, 2004

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

Nancy #712564

Donna J. Taff August 15, 2004

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

Robin L. Wehrman August 15, 2004

Congratulations on your finalist K!!! #712749

Evy Johansen level-classic August 15, 2004

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

Murry Grigsby August 15, 2004

Congratulations on your win K!! #712853

Susana Matos August 15, 2004

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

Diane Dupuis August 15, 2004

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

Mary K. Robison August 15, 2004

YAY, K!!
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WELL-DESERVED WIN!! #713131

Paul Michko August 15, 2004

Congrats, K well deserved. #713136

Terry R. Hatfield August 15, 2004

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

Marie Fields level-classic August 15, 2004

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

Rob Friedman August 15, 2004

Yea!!! Congrats K!! #713312

Bob Cammarata August 15, 2004

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

Allan L. Whitehead August 15, 2004

Magnificent win, richly desreved - Allan #713456

Paula Showen August 15, 2004

K, This is OUTSTANDING! Congratulations! #713483

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 15, 2004

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 level-classic August 15, 2004

Congratulations! #713575

Donna W. Neal August 16, 2004

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

Kelly Abernathy August 16, 2004

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 August 16, 2004

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 August 16, 2004

:) Thanks Joy! -K #714237

Robin L. Wehrman August 16, 2004

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

Gary O`Dell August 16, 2004

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

Ed Isaacs August 16, 2004

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

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic August 16, 2004

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

Cynthia M. Anning August 16, 2004

. #715068

Louise A. Starbird August 16, 2004

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 August 16, 2004

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 August 16, 2004

Beautiful Work K, Congrats on well deserved win!

#715763

Carl D. Miller August 16, 2004

Super work, K! Congratulations! #715878

Patrick Campbell August 16, 2004

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

Kelly Abernathy August 17, 2004

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 level-deluxe August 17, 2004

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

Kelly Abernathy August 17, 2004

Thanks Kathleen! -K #717484

Sherrie H. Penny August 18, 2004

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

Kelly Abernathy August 19, 2004

Thanks Sherrie - I appreciate it! -K #721650

Carol Brill August 20, 2004

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

Kelly Abernathy August 21, 2004

Thanks Carol! -K #725192

Stephen Zacker August 22, 2004

Congratulations K! This is a powerful image! #727372

Kelly Abernathy August 22, 2004

Thanks Stephen! I appreciate it! -K #728617

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Description

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 July 30, 2004


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