No collection of Kelly photos would be complete without a shot of Ned’s famour armour. How he moved around in this, I’ll never know. It must have been so heavy. This is a meticulous replica taken from the original.
Some say he was defending his women folk – others say he was a rogue and a murderer. Info from Wikipedia … Edward “Ned” Kelly (June 1854/June 1855 – 11 November 1880)1 was an Irish-Australian bushranger, and, to some, a folk hero for his defiance of the colonial authorities. Kelly was born in Victoria to an Irish convict father, and as a young man he clashed with the Victoria Police. Following an incident at his home in 1878, police parties searched for him in the bush. After he killed three policemen, the colony proclaimed Kelly and his gang wanted outlaws. A final violent confrontation with police took place at Glenrowan. Kelly, dressed in home-made plate metal armour and helmet, was captured and sent to jail. He was hanged for murder at Old Melbourne Gaol in 1880. His daring and notoriety made him an iconic figure in Australian history, folk lore, literature, art and film.
Photomatix (single jpeg processed at 1/3 intervals 3 times) and finished in CS3