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Hand wrought #1

By Scutter
A blacksmith at work. I have gone for a different crop on this one to concentrate on his hand rather than his face. What do you think? Does it work?

Tags: New forest Black and white Blacksmith Burley Wrought iron Portraits and people Steam cider pressing fair

Voters: IMAGESTAR, Paintman, G3 and 9 more


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Comments


Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2010 7:29PM
I think this works very well. I like the way you've got only the hand to motion blur. The mono treatment has a very appropriate look for the subject. Excellent stuff.

Alan.

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Nutters 6 1
12 Jun 2010 9:16PM
good strong image with the B&W tones enhancing the labour of the man. very nice shot.
Trev.
thebopper 7 8 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2010 9:27PM
Excellent mono shot.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
13 Jun 2010 11:53PM
Yes, it works, I think you could eliminate the face entirely as well!
Jennnn
Scutter Plus
9 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2010 7:38AM
Thanks for your comments
frz67 7 10 32 Italy
14 Jun 2010 9:51AM
It does work, no doubt.
I would have "dare" even more by cropping on the left and bottom part (see mod).
The face is an important part of the picture, driving the eye through the diagonal of the picture.
very well done
francesco
Scutter Plus
9 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2010 7:18PM
thank you Francesco, that mod works well!!

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