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Mig Welder

By MarkT  
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

Cheers for looking.


Tags: Specialist and abstract Welder Arc Structural steelwork Portraits and people

Voters: NeilM, Slaterm, mohikan22 and 26 more

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NeilM 11 England
19 May 2007 10:27AM
like this kind of image, well captured, like the odd spark captured to the top right!


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Slaterm 11 496 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2007 10:29AM
very nice study - has worked well. good idea to underexpose to darken background as it focuses you on the subject.

mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2007 10:32AM
grat shot. very good composition. as above liking the sparks which show movement.the colours against the black background really stand out.
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
19 May 2007 12:40PM
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?
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
19 May 2007 4:33PM
Have to agree with Neil M. This is a fascinating and well-taken shot with great composition and colour.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1916 United Kingdom
19 May 2007 4:39PM
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.
MarkT 13 119 2 England
19 May 2007 5:02PM
Dave I use Strucad which is a 3D cad package for structural steelwork and I also use autocad for 2D work.

Cheers folks.

C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
19 May 2007 5:39PM
Nice idea - similar to the one Keith uploaded Smile
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
19 May 2007 6:54PM
Love this kind of image.
Excellent job done.
Very effective result and image.
Agree with DaveU about the stray spark Smile

12 12 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2007 11:22PM
Different and well taken!
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
20 May 2007 7:48AM
Thanks Mark. I work in engineering support at Marconi-Ericsson. We use Pro/Engineer, although we did dabble with Autocad before going 3D.
BertC 11 29 Malta
20 May 2007 1:45PM
Original & Terrific.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
21 May 2007 6:10AM
A fine "Civils" shot

glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
22 May 2007 1:38AM
Nice work, you captured the light and the worker in excellent fashion! Spot on! Click!!!

22 May 2007 8:44AM
Nice one Mark....

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

VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 10:16AM
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.
HowardA 11 231
22 May 2007 10:24AM
Fine job of exposure on this shot. I love the colours you've caught and I'm quite fond of that loose spark!
MarkT 13 119 2 England
22 May 2007 12:52PM
Looks like it's 50/50 with the spark.

Cheers folks.

dazzaman 11 631 England
23 May 2007 8:10AM
this is superb camera work mark

daz Smile Smile

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