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European Portraits: No. 10

By Nullermanden
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January 21st, 2008
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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.
Image size
467x700px 244.33 KB
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Focal Length
26 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 21, 2008, 2:06:17 PM
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MoMorpheus's avatar
This is amazing! I had to draw it as soon as I saw it. Please tell me, what you think about it:  Old man traditional pencil drawing from reference by MoMorpheus
ralfw666's avatar
awesome portrait! :clap:
TheWanderer2030's avatar
One of the best portraits I've seen in a long time, great work!
DecodeVia's avatar
He looks like an old Sherlock Holmes :D
Reilune's avatar
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's avatar
Your portraits are stunning. You sure have an eye for fascinating faces! Thank you for sharing your work!
waytoofunky's avatar
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?
markie2k's avatar
unique! very good
supersage's avatar
looks like enstein!!!
art-devi's avatar
yup!! I had the same thought at first sight!!
PepperLovey's avatar
is it alright if i use this as a referance for an art project i have to do in school?
hellolove's avatar
I adore this portrait! Wonderful!
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KittyCyanide's avatar
This is fantastic! I love how you got all the detail in his face - happy accidents like these are what make life so awesome.
TruthInLiteratureArt's avatar
Almost an Albert Einstein look alike!
Great subject! I am glad you got this one!
fengarm's avatar
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! :)
Artistic-dribbles's avatar
Amazing photo, he's such a character. I love the intense contrast of his hair against everything else.
tzaj's avatar
Wow, nice one man!
LucienWittwer's avatar
've portraits are all really good, you use what camera ?
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