Fresh off the camera – Schemitzun 2015


20368842074_ee28e00b39_mLet’s go down a different path for a moment.  Sure, my main focus, pardon the pun, is railroad photography.  But I do enjoy expanding my horizons – and this past weekend an event that I attended with my wife and daughters gave me that opportunity to do something different.  Photograph people.

This past weekend was the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation’s annual Powwow, Schemitzun, which is a feast of green corn and dance.  At this Powwow, many Native tribes are represented – not just from North America, but also from Central and South America.  We were there on Staurday, and witnessed the opening ceremony (parts of which there were no photos allowed) as well as the Grand Entry of all the dancers participating and some of the dance and drum competitions.  In addition to that, we enjoyed some of the food vendor’s wares (yum!!!) and had an all around great time!

Here’s a look at what I captured with my camera.  67 shots in all up on Flickr.  Hope you enjoy!

Thanks!
Tom

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