Feb 182011

ISO 80; f/4; 1/100; 9.6mm (Canon SX10)

Kachina dolls are part of the western Pueblo Native American (Hopi, Zuni) religion. A kachina can represent anything in the natural world or cosmos.  For the Hopi, kachinas live on the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, AZ. The dolls are used to educate children in the ways of life.  There are hundreds of different kachinas.

These dolls were found in one of the many tents during the shows in Quartzsite.  I took the photo last month and did some processing on it.  I was bothered by the fact that I had caught a glimpse of a customer and planned to go back and retake the photo but as it happened, I never did have the opportunity.   Reviewing photos I’ve taken specifically for this blog,  I decided to go ahead and used since I’m mostly satisfied with the photo, especially after a crop.

Post processing was done in Aperture (levels & exposure adjusted) and Topaz Adjust Photo Pop.

  9 Responses to “22. Religion”

  1. Great color . . . and thanks for the explanation.

  2. Love the colors Judy! Great shot!

  3. A great picture. I love the repeating patterns that the circles make and the fact that there is only a few colors really focuses your eye.

  4. Very sharp and colorful, looks a bit woodoish that religion

  5. Interesting and nice photo!

  6. Fascinating and so unique…loving this one!

  7. Now thats old time religion.

  8. These dolls are fascinating to look at even though I don’t really understand their meaning.

  9. The limited color palatte is very effective.

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