Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 19 December 2018 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Pre plastic era, things were made to last. Craftsmanship, baby.

NIKON D7200 1/60 second F/4.2 ISO 1400 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

Gérard from Allauch, France

Superb B&W scene like a HDR. Very well done, we can feel iron .

19 Dec 2018 6:41am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Un métier que j'ai appris étant jeune.Belle photographie HDR.

19 Dec 2018 8:13am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Like a documentary from the past ! beautiful BW !

19 Dec 2018 9:11am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

That's what a blacksmith should look like. Very nice HDR.

19 Dec 2018 9:18am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is an exceptional photo.

19 Dec 2018 9:26am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe ta photo un magnifique HDR

19 Dec 2018 9:45am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Nice working portrait.

19 Dec 2018 10:37am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

You timed this perfectly. See those sparks fly. Nice detailed treatment too

19 Dec 2018 11:02am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Great shot.

19 Dec 2018 11:58am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like it a lot !!

19 Dec 2018 12:53pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

HDR? I like the strong details.

19 Dec 2018 1:23pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow!! What great processing that really brings out excellent tones! The B&W really emphasizes the "steeliness". And what perfect timing to capture the sparks!

19 Dec 2018 3:42pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven. I used a "chrome" effect in processing, rather than HDR, to emphasize contrast and edges. The shutter speed wasn't excessively quick at 1/60th due to the somewhat low light in this work area, and I think I timed up three or four iron strikes to catch this particular spark.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fabulously gritty image as befits the subject. Wonderful details in the spotlight worthy image.

19 Dec 2018 6:39pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

I think your processing is dead right. A truly magnificent result. You capture the man working so hard. I like the detail on all of the tools he uses. A great photograph Rick. 5*

19 Dec 2018 6:41pm

existenceartistique from Angers, France

Bel effet

19 Dec 2018 7:30pm

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19 Dec 2018 8:31pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A spectacular image. I love the black and white and the excellent processing. Fabulous detail down to the sparks! 5*

20 Dec 2018 12:39am

Devi from Chennai, India

A great shot !! Now it is all vanishing !!

20 Dec 2018 4:15am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

amazing rich B&W tones and sharpness

20 Dec 2018 4:27am

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Fantastic!! Superb image with these textures, ambiance, and even the sparkles!! A scene from another era (and I don't want to conjecture about your age)

20 Dec 2018 4:39pm