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Who's Ned Kelly?
Who's Ned Kelly?
Alexkc


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Challenge: Free Study 2014-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Date: Oct 27, 2014
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2014

So glad this did well! Thanks everyone. I knew this was not an "easy" image (it can be seen in the voting pattern).

The title comes from chatting with PamB: I showed her the image and she said he was so similar to Ned Kelly. I never heard of him but I did a research and found his very interesting story.

The model is Federico. I knew him but he didn't have such beard. I met him a few weeks ago and saw that stunning beard, so I told him I wanted to take some pictures with him. So he said: if I plan to get rid rlof the beard I will tell you before.

So I planned a visit to the mountain to take some pics at dawn. We left my house at 5 am. and reached the place. Weather forecast announced fog. We didn't find it, but the weather had a diffused light, perfect for us.

I used my manual focus 24 1.4 at 1.4. If you have ever tried a portrait like this with a manual focus lens you know it's not easy. I used a couple of tricks and have to say that Federico is a super model, one of the best guys I worked with. I had at least 20 photos to choose from.

Now I'm planning a short movie with him in that place. And maybe not just a short film ;)

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.7615
Avg (commenters): 8.5789
Avg (participants): 6.7831
Avg (non-participants): 6.6923
Views since voting: 1227
Views during voting: 218
Votes: 109
Comments: 43
Favorites: 8 (view)


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11/14/2014 03:50:25 PM
Love this shot... its awesome
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11/10/2014 04:08:48 PM
this is super great
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11/09/2014 11:52:52 AM
Congrats....my favorite of the entire free study!
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11/09/2014 07:39:04 AM
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11/09/2014 03:37:03 AM
Freakin' fantastic portrait, Alex!!
I really need to spend a bit more time here.. :)
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11/08/2014 11:50:14 PM
Powerful portrait, Alex.
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11/08/2014 06:44:02 PM
Congratulations on the HM. The resemblance is uncanny.
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11/08/2014 02:12:34 PM
Nice photo Alessandro.
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11/08/2014 01:20:19 PM
Happy to see this here. Congrats!
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11/08/2014 12:09:06 PM
Congrats on the HM, mi amigo.
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11/08/2014 11:17:57 AM
Wow.. All i have to say Alex!. Captivating Portrait
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11/08/2014 10:49:50 AM
Truly fascinating! Wonderfully done
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11/08/2014 10:36:28 AM
Congrats on the HM. Well done
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11/08/2014 08:26:56 AM
Great portrait! ..and I get the reference... being an Aussie! :)
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11/08/2014 06:49:09 AM
A striking portrait indeed.
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11/08/2014 05:52:18 AM
This is just SO good. He has a wonderful face, beautiful eyes. Great shot, Alex.
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11/08/2014 02:22:39 AM
exquisitely done
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11/08/2014 01:10:45 AM
Visually compelling image! very nice indeed. Who is he? a lot of things to a lot of people but if you really want to know him read "The Jerilderie Letter"
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11/08/2014 12:50:18 AM
Really glad this did well. My top pick this month.
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11/08/2014 12:40:36 AM
Superb portrait - the black and white is perfect. Congratulations on the HM.
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11/08/2014 12:14:31 AM
Excellent work! Congratulations on your top 10.
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11/08/2014 12:12:23 AM
Classic. Such a fantastic portrait. Congrats on 5th place!
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11/08/2014 12:09:05 AM
Sorry I missed this...
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11/08/2014 12:08:08 AM
Fantastic portrait - top pick of the challenge. Well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2014 10:14:43 PM
Something about this draws me in; perhaps the eyes. Great comp.
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11/07/2014 10:11:33 PM
Intense. Fantastic portrait.
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11/07/2014 09:32:52 PM
ned kelly the bad man or ned kelly the good man? can't tell. this is super.
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11/07/2014 09:16:36 PM
Extraordinarily beautiful image. Perfect use of DOF. 10 from me.
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11/07/2014 07:30:50 PM
Ha! Befor I saw your title my first thought that this is Ned Kelly. Wonderful portrait!
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11/07/2014 07:26:44 PM
Best man? :) bump
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11/07/2014 12:41:50 PM
Fantastic b&w portrait and the processing is excellent.
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11/06/2014 11:36:53 AM
you got it right
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11/06/2014 08:45:33 AM
Outstanding portrait...one never knows who lurks inside. Bump.
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11/05/2014 07:56:40 PM
Great subject for this wonderful portrait.
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11/05/2014 07:05:25 PM
The best portrait I have seen in awhile here. Brillinat tones, expression, and the vintge mood it perfect. I voted earlier and I gave you a 10.
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11/05/2014 06:49:09 PM
Really cool portrait. I like the wide field of view combined with shallow DOF, and the soft light and processing look great. Interested to see what lens this is.
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11/04/2014 11:21:42 PM
I do not know Ned, but I think this is a phenominal portrait. If this IS Ned, then he's a man of mystery with a great sense of humor.
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11/04/2014 02:46:19 PM
Now that's uncanny. Great portrait and very true likeness "mate".
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11/04/2014 11:08:30 AM
Looks like an old west photo.
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11/03/2014 02:55:25 PM
You know without a doubt how to nail the centered composition...unique and excellent portrait!
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11/03/2014 09:38:53 AM
Good Grief! He could BE Ned Kelly! The resemblance goes beyond the beard. And your terrific photography is the clincher. Thank you ... Such is life.
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11/02/2014 02:15:56 AM
Remarkable. Such a haunting gaze. My favorite this month.
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11/01/2014 11:39:03 AM
Now that's a 19th century face. Great shot.
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