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This is slightly different to my usual landscape uploads, I fancied having go at something else for a change. This is a shot of one of the plater/welders on the shop floor at work. I work in the drawing office producing drawings using cad for plater/ welders to work from (someoneís got to). I underexposed purposely so to emphasize the arc and sparks from the mig gun. Iíve tried to show what itís like from a welders perspective Ė which is darkness and small area which is illuminated by the arc.

1/8Sec @F5.6
ISO 100
Tripod

Cheers for looking.

Mark.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:24-105L @65
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Mig Welder
Username:MarkT MarkT
Uploaded:19 May 2007 - 10:24 AM
Tags:Arc, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract, Structural steelwork, Welder
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NeilM
NeilM e2 Member 8NeilM vcard England
19 May 2007 - 10:27 AM

like this kind of image, well captured, like the odd spark captured to the top right!

Neil

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Slaterm
Slaterm e2 Member 8496 forum postsSlaterm vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2007 - 10:29 AM

very nice study - has worked well. good idea to underexpose to darken background as it focuses you on the subject.

Mark

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mohikan22
mohikan22 e2 Member 102286 forum postsmohikan22 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2007 - 10:32 AM

grat shot. very good composition. as above liking the sparks which show movement.the colours against the black background really stand out.

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81344 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2007 - 12:40 PM

A nice change Mark. Well composed with the girder leading the eye into the shot. Good colours too. Not keen on that stray spark top right though. Out of interest, which CAD tool do you use for your drawings?

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2007 - 4:33 PM

Have to agree with Neil M. This is a fascinating and well-taken shot with great composition and colour.
Regards
Bill

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2007 - 4:39 PM

My Better Half has just pointed this one out - I'm glad, because I missed it in the thumbnails and it's fantastic. I'm inclined to agree that I'd prefer without the top right spark, it distracts a bit from the mask and centre of action. But the colour is amazing.
Moira

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MarkT
MarkT e2 Member 10119 forum postsMarkT vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2007 - 5:02 PM

Dave I use Strucad which is a 3D cad package for structural steelwork and I also use autocad for 2D work.

Cheers folks.

Mark.

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels e2 Member 9399 forum postsC_Daniels vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2007 - 5:39 PM

Nice idea - similar to the one Keith uploaded Smile

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz e2 Member 8274 forum postsAlleyCatz vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2007 - 6:54 PM

Love this kind of image.
Excellent job done.
Very effective result and image.
Agree with DaveU about the stray spark Smile


~Alley~

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2007 - 11:22 PM

Different and well taken!

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DaveU
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20 May 2007 - 7:48 AM

Thanks Mark. I work in engineering support at Marconi-Ericsson. We use Pro/Engineer, although we did dabble with Autocad before going 3D.

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BertC
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20 May 2007 - 1:45 PM

Original & Terrific.
Bert

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96185 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2007 - 6:10 AM

A fine "Civils" shot

Adrian

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2007 - 1:38 AM

Nice work, you captured the light and the worker in excellent fashion! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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keith_yorkie
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22 May 2007 - 8:44 AM

Nice one Mark....

I find the stray spark helps the composition, balancing those in the bottom corner.

Keith....

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VintageRed
VintageRed e2 Member 9VintageRed vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2007 - 10:16 AM

As you say - different from your usual stuff but I like it. I agree with the comments suggesting cloning out the stray spark top right.
Nick

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HowardA
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22 May 2007 - 10:24 AM

Fine job of exposure on this shot. I love the colours you've caught and I'm quite fond of that loose spark!
Howard

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MarkT
MarkT e2 Member 10119 forum postsMarkT vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2007 - 12:52 PM

Looks like it's 50/50 with the spark.

Cheers folks.

Mark.

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dazzaman
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23 May 2007 - 8:10 AM

WOOOOOOOW
this is superb camera work mark

daz Smile Smile

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