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The Wicker Man

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Inspired to upload this from yesterday's trip to the east side of Madeira by Richard and DanBranns uploads today of people at work. Taken in Camacha where the centre of the wicker working industry takes place. Almost all of it is completed by hand and they make anything from tiny decorative wicker peices to giant swans and giraffes as well as all the wine bottle carriers and fruit baskets you can imagine!

As I'm away I only have the iPad to rely on and as per my last few uploads have taken the JPEG directly from the camera to the iPad via the Olympus Share App. A little bit of processing in PS Express or PS Touch for any cropping if required. Here I used PS Express to add a border and Touch to tweak the highlights and shadows.

Any C&C welcome and a change from my recent flower series of images.

Tags: Handmade Black and white Craft Madeira Man at work Wicker Omd

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11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
7 May 2015 10:02AM
A very well composed and interesting capture of this craftsman at work. I love the level of concentration on his face.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
Coast 14 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
7 May 2015 10:07AM
Many thanks Nathan. Your comments are always appreciated.

He was working fast too and this was a brief pause as he threaded a new wicker strand; you can see the top end of the strand moving due to the relatively slow shutter speed being used.
sawsengee 15 6 41 Malaysia
7 May 2015 10:32AM
a beautiful portrait of an artisan at work.....wonderful monochrome & subject composure Smile
Richsr 15 91 223 England
7 May 2015 10:44AM
We seen to have the same type of subject today Paul, good comp and tones. The upload process looks to work well
capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
7 May 2015 11:23AM
Excellent in mono, a great capture of his concentration.Smile

danbrann 17 640 17
7 May 2015 12:31PM
Good composition And so well photographed. Your processing suits the subject matter very Well. I do like doing these studies. They can be fun.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
7 May 2015 3:48PM
Is his name Alan, Paul? Tongue
(Whicker, not Wicker...)

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