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Nat Geo contest – I made it to the editors picks :)

Hi all,

My entry for the National Geographic contest has made it to the editors’ favourite submissions gallery.

As far as I know, this is the second entry by a MatadorU student that is picked by the Nat Geo editors – I’m so, so happy!!! :)



View Profile 2011-11-07 09:55:36 PST


I’m happy for you! It is a great, natural portrait. And I like the environment it was taken in.

Congrats (you must be jumping with joy!) and thank you for sharing!

Thuyvi (Twee-vee)

View Profile 2011-11-07 12:17:02 PST

Love the photgraph! I ‘liked’ it as well.

View Profile 2011-11-07 15:15:17 PST

I love love love reading posts that start with “I made it”. Good luck!

View Profile 2011-11-07 15:48:42 PST

Well done! Great photo – love the expression!

View Profile 2011-11-07 22:40:48 PST

Fantastic- congratulations; it’s an absolutely beautiful, powerful photo.

View Profile 2011-11-07 23:44:33 PST

Spectacular photo Emanuele! Did you use any off-camera lighting for this shot? The exposure is perfect.

View Profile 2011-11-07 23:50:45 PST

Thank you all!

@Jonny – although I use my flashgun off-camera from time to time, this time it was all natural light. Because the largest amount of light came from behind the man, and because my subject”s skin was particularly dark, I had to use some fill light and some local contrast (in post- processing) to make the image look like I saw it.

View Profile 2011-11-08 06:42:44 PST

That’s a great moustache. Well done!

View Profile 2011-11-08 09:31:43 PST

Congratulations once more, Emanuele!!! You deserve it as many times you get it!!

If you were jumping with joy, and you probably were :))) hope you did not twist your ankle as I did :)

Yes, yes, it seems that Matador is a good source of talents for NAT GEO!!!



View Profile 2011-11-08 11:44:54 PST

Congrats, Emanuele! Great photo.

View Profile 2011-11-08 12:48:32 PST

It is a great picture! Congratulations, well deserved!!

View Profile 2011-11-08 16:36:59 PST

Great shot! Love it!

View Profile 2011-11-08 18:03:04 PST

Rajasthan seems to be a really unique place. Good work mate!

View Profile 2011-11-08 19:42:42 PST

It’s really a great image! Congratulations, Emanuele!!!

View Profile 2011-11-08 22:07:37 PST