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A re-work of a shot I took of David the village blacksmith.He is very proud of his heritage and of being a blackmith.I wanted this shot to try and get that across.David takes great pride in his work and along with his brother they produce some brilliant bespoke work.Converted in PS.

Please see links below to the other David images.

First Born

David's Hammer II


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~Alley~

Camera:Nikon D70 Check out Nikon Nation!
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Title:A Smithy's Pride
Username:AlleyCatz AlleyCatz
Uploaded:13 Sep 2006 - 8:35 AM
Tags:Anvil, Blacksmith, Flash / lighting, Forge, Hammer, Portraits / people, Smithy
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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2006 - 8:45 AM

Excellent portrait.

Andrew

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backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2006 - 8:57 AM

wonderful colours, expression and composition

exposed just right also

llike it a lot

phil

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JeremyCC
JeremyCC  8
13 Sep 2006 - 9:10 AM

I like this best out of the 3. You have held the light just right.

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RoddBC
RoddBC  840 forum posts United States
13 Sep 2006 - 9:19 AM

I love how you captured the character of David in the dark tones and shadows of this capture. Well done.

Rodd

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2006 - 9:21 AM

Alley this is better by far, so much more detail, super shot.

Pooch.

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PSILVERMAN
13 Sep 2006 - 9:24 AM

Superb Ally,Great portrait,very well done.
Phil.

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Simon_Whitehouse

He's nicked my nick! Joking apart it is a fine shot.

Smithy

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2006 - 11:47 AM

a wondeful portrait...you can see he is a man...very well captured!

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2006 - 3:57 PM

Alley, what a great series of shots these are. Everyone is an absolute joy to view.

Glynn

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JohnDyer
JohnDyer e2 Member 867 forum postsJohnDyer vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2006 - 4:46 PM

stunning portrait, brings out a real sense of charactor
John

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2006 - 7:22 PM

Good strong character shot, Alley. You saved the best till last.
Dave.

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
13 Sep 2006 - 8:10 PM

Just as I remember the blacksmiths, sadly they are not around as much as when I was a boy...good pose and excellent exposure Alison.
Doug.

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Jasbe
Jasbe  9116 forum posts England
14 Sep 2006 - 7:00 AM

Excellent working portrait shot.
Jason

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2006 - 7:59 AM

Thanks to you all for taking the time to look and comment.I am sure David is going to be very pleased when he see's his picture and reads the comments : )

~Alley~

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2006 - 4:44 PM

Great atmosphere on this.
Jon

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Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2006 - 7:37 PM

Very nice exposure Alison.

Alan

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2006 - 10:43 AM

HI Alley,love the lighting as it hit's off the anvil,the lighting from the forge is appropriate in this shot and the posture with his tools of his trade is brilliant.Glad to be no 30 on this wonderful image,well deserved.Take care.AnnSmile

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2006 - 9:20 PM

Like the composition and tones - reminds me of someone :O)

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