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A Smithy's Pride

By AlleyCatz
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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Tags: Hammer Blacksmith Forge Anvil Smithy Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: pamelajean, Simon_Whitehouse, thorn and 30 more

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ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
13 Sep 2006 8:45AM
Excellent portrait.


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backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2006 8:57AM
wonderful colours, expression and composition

exposed just right also

llike it a lot

13 Sep 2006 9:10AM
I like this best out of the 3. You have held the light just right.
RoddBC 12 40 United States
13 Sep 2006 9:19AM
I love how you captured the character of David in the dark tones and shadows of this capture. Well done.

POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2006 9:21AM
Alley this is better by far, so much more detail, super shot.

Fujiconvert 13 1.3k England
13 Sep 2006 9:24AM
Superb Ally,Great portrait,very well done.
Simon_Whitehouse 13 769 5 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2006 9:46AM
He's nicked my nick! Joking apart it is a fine shot.

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
13 Sep 2006 11:47AM
a wondeful can see he is a man...very well captured!
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2006 3:57PM
Alley, what a great series of shots these are. Everyone is an absolute joy to view.

JohnDyer 12 67 2 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2006 4:46PM
stunning portrait, brings out a real sense of charactor
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2006 7:22PM
Good strong character shot, Alley. You saved the best till last.
highlander 14 32 Scotland
13 Sep 2006 8:10PM
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.
Jasbe 12 116 England
14 Sep 2006 7:00AM
Excellent working portrait shot.
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
14 Sep 2006 7:59AM
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 : )

redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2006 4:44PM
Great atmosphere on this.
Wooly 12 112 4 England
14 Sep 2006 7:37PM
Very nice exposure Alison.

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
23 Sep 2006 10:43AM
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
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
3 Oct 2006 9:20PM
Like the composition and tones - reminds me of someone :O)

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