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The Man, the Legend, Nelson Mandela
03-FEB-2005 Nick Clarke

The Man, the Legend, Nelson Mandela

Trafalgar Square London

One of my favourite people in the world, this was a moving and brave speech, given to a very appreciative audience in Trafalgar Square London, yesterday. The press were everywhere, but I managed to get near the front. Unfortunatley I had problems the entire time, the camera I was using had problems it has since gone back to the shop today. It was exposing wrong and mucking up the white blanace, and none of the images seem to be crisp and sharp. This also helped by not being close enough to use flash and relying on natural light and a high ISO. I can't tell you how depressing that is, as without doubt that was the last oportunity I will get to photograph him. Such is life as they say. As well as that a camera crew kept on putting their sound boom in the shot (hence the fuzziness in some of the shots obscuring the frame.

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Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
1/200s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso800 full exif

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Antonis Sarantos04-Feb-2005 19:50
Portrait of a such a legent is always a challenge. This one has two important thinks for me: a) is in the natural place of the person (where we are used to see him)
b) has a usual and characteristic expression of the person. So i have to say that this is a great portrait. Voted!
Christina Craft04-Feb-2005 17:38
Oh wow! This is such a great shot and very inspiring. I worship this man.