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European Portraits: No. 10 by Nullermanden European Portraits: No. 10 by Nullermanden
January 21st, 2008
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Standing in the middle of A'dam Square in Amsterdam, I had been waiting for half an hour for =gONZOm to show up, as he had told me he would just a couple of hours later.

I had set up camp in the middle of the square, found a dry spot on the wet ground to place my backpack, trying not to get blown away by the cold winds, deciding to give =gONZOm a chance to show up, since I had turned up an hour late to another meeting myself, and thought it would only be fair.

Half-sitting on my backpack, trying to keep warm, I suddenly saw something big, white and fluffy move across the square. As it got closer, I realized it was attached to a man - a man that I needed to take a photo of. He wasn't heading my way, so after a quick risk-examination, I decided to leave all my belongings in the middle of the square to chase after the man.

He was in a hurry, but fortunately he had just enough time to let me shoot three frames - this, the last one, being the only one in focus.

I thanked him, hurried back to my backpack, and did a small jump - partly because I knew I had gotten a good shot, and, of course, because I hadn't lost all my belongings on my first day of travelling.

Fifteen minutes later, =gONZOm showed up - and I thanked him for being late.
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tonydemartile Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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TheWanderer2030 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
One of the best portraits I've seen in a long time, great work!
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:icondecodevia:
DecodeVia Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Photographer
He looks like an old Sherlock Holmes :D
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Reilune Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
My favorite!
I shared it to my FB wall [link]
Hope you don't mind, I was just soo impressed by it!
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HangryHangryHippo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Your portraits are stunning. You sure have an eye for fascinating faces! Thank you for sharing your work!
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:iconwaytoofunky:
waytoofunky Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Okay, you're my new favorite! I wonder if you'd share your 'post processing' secrets with us, though?

Tom in Portland

Oh, and... Does anyone ever say 'no' to a portrait request?
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:iconmarkie2k:
markie2k Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
unique! very good
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:iconsupersage:
supersage Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
looks like enstein!!!
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:iconart-devi:
art-devi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
yup!! I had the same thought at first sight!!
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PepperLovey Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
is it alright if i use this as a referance for an art project i have to do in school?
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:iconhellolove:
hellolove Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I adore this portrait! Wonderful!
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TwistedAir Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
!!!!!!!!!!!fantastic!
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KittyCyanide Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student General Artist
This is fantastic! I love how you got all the detail in his face - happy accidents like these are what make life so awesome.
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TruthInLiteratureArt Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Almost an Albert Einstein look alike!
Great subject! I am glad you got this one!
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fengarm Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Oh what the hell, i managed to think it was a drawing at first :D Anyway, very cool character and well done photo. keep up the good work! :)
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Artistic-dribbles Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Amazing photo, he's such a character. I love the intense contrast of his hair against everything else.
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:iconhell-on-a-stick:
hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Writer
mark twain!
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:icontzaj:
tzaj Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Wow, nice one man!
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LucienWittwer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Photographer
've portraits are all really good, you use what camera ?
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myaeonfluxproject Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Pure awesomeness!!! great shot!
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:iconhelonka:
helonka Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
luv ur portraits, the idea is so simple n yet the result is smashing
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:iconcorwe:
Corwe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
cool) very nice portrait
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HopeSexton Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
may i please feature this work on my "Hope's BestofDeviant" page? all credit is given to the artist with a link back to your profile.

[link]

feel free to check out the page first to see how it will be displayed.

things are not always posted right away, but you will receive a message the day it does post.


Hope
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goRillA-iNK Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning!!! I am in awe. :wow:
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Rin-Uzuki Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha! What a fantastic story, as well as shot! Bravo! <3
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guitar-hero90 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ALBERT EINSTEIN!
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koldskits Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Hej Nullermand, hvordan har du redigeret billedet i photoshop, hvis du da har brugt det ?
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Først skal jeg lige høre, er det meningen at man skal tænke "kold-skid" når man ser dit brugernavn?

Og ja, har skam brugt en del tid i Photoshop - det er en blanding mellem Channel Mixer til sort/hvid konverteringen (for at fremhæve detaljer i huden), Curves for at øge kontrasten, og Dodge/Burn for at fremhæve rynker og andre detaljer :)
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RachelWoodNM Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Wonderful story behind the image! As well as the story, this is my favorite of your European shots.
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:iconvkrejci:
vkrejci Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing portrait
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PhilippMueller Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   Photographer
absolutely amazing photograph!
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Anmaril Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
just want to drope a note, that I featured your work in my latest journal.
If you want to see it [link]
Greetings :aww:
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Anmaril Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful portrait, reminds me on Einstein
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Of all of the amazing faces in your collection...and they are all amazing, this one stands out as my favorite. There's such an Einsteinian dignity to the portrait...a vintage classic.
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PurpleLotusPhotos Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
I have featured this beautiful shot in my latest news article! Check it out here [link] And please fave the article :aww:
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FoxDie49 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
excelent shot
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s-arah117 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
what camera and lens do you use for this
i love itt
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Same gear for all of my portraits - Canon 350D and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 :)

And thanks a bunch, Sarah :aww:
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SuperNeko64 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
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HotwaterRemedy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Student
He doesn't look real!
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:iconnullermanden:
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Oh but he is :)
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toadking07 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awesome shot! That is such a cool story about it too!
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smallinklings Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I love this photo, and the descriptions you give us along with them are just fantastic.
The contrast of his white hair and the dark background and glasses is stellar-really balanced. Also, he looks so Dutch!!! Totally captured the feeling of Amsterdam for me. All the best!
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
my god this seems unreal!
:clap: i wish to one day learn from you
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:iconnullermanden:
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Really? From the looks of your gallery, it doesn't exactly seem like I could teach you much :lol:
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SublimeBudd Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
im all self tought :) so i can always use help

your photo just captivates me
he looks as if he were a statue :)
right subject and the right technique
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BurningDownn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009   Writer
I love this picture so much.
I love your whole gallery of the European portraits(:
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pinguino Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
he looks like what would happen if someone took einstein to a party
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charleshildreth Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
You have been featured: [link]

:katana:

Have a great week!
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farcry77 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay! I featured you here [link] Adios :)
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Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
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Date Taken
Jan 21, 2008, 2:06:17 PM
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