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Sparks Fly!

By dwilkin
Another from the Black Country Living Museum, this is the chainmaker at work.

The slightly slow shutter speed, coupled with the amount of movement before the blow that caused the spark, has done something a little odd (and very painful-looking) to the smiths arm, but I thought that the overall shot was worth it!

Tags: Photo journalism Rust Chain Forge Smith Black country living museum Sparks

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bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 6:21AM
nice capture looks well in large version.rob

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C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
24 Sep 2010 6:39AM
Good capture,

think I may have cropped quite a bit of the srrounding image away though to add some extra impact Smile Also, I might have cloned a piece from his arm to replace the flare of the fire light. Good exposure and authentic colour here though, you caught the key moment of concentration which is essential.
James_C 8 36 56 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 6:48AM
Great shot. Very well timed and exposed.

AlanWillis 8 67 England
24 Sep 2010 11:39AM
In spite of the arm, This is worth a GEA, I short listed, and gave it much thought. perfection is not the B all & end all. The picture to me has WOW!
Gio 8 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 1:07PM
Brilliant shot...

I've been looking for a traditional blacksmith to get an imae like this and haven't got one as of yet
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
24 Sep 2010 1:15PM
cracking shot well caught
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
2 Dec 2010 7:53AM
Excellent colours, great shot!

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