A dramatic sunset just outside of Denver en route to the Denver March Pow Wow this weekend. This shot was taken while going about 65 mph along I-25. I increased the red tones to bring out jet streams crossing the power lines.
The Denver March Pow Wow is one of the largest Native American gatherings in the country. Veterans are highly regarded and are honored to carry in the American and Veteran flags during the Grand Entry (opening ceremony). Current members of the Armed Forces are equally respected.
A young drum group prepares to sing during the Grand Entry. An offering of tobacco was sprinkled upon the drum's surface. The drum is considered to be the heartbeat of the people. Standing next to the drum one can feel one's own heart echoing the beat.
I was not able to do justice to the dancers this year. The lowlight of the Denver Coliseum did not provide enough light to capture focused shots, even with a tripod. Flash photography is discouraged so I had to do a lot of experimenting. Unfortunately with my limited experience I was not able to come up with a happy in-between. My shots were all either too dark, or blurry. In truth though, the blur of motion is part of the beauty of the dance.