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Ye old Forge

By Oliverpants
James and I dodged the showers and went to the Weald and Downland in Singleton yesterday. We saw this chap working an old forge, it was dark and dusty with that great aroma you get from real fires.

The shot was hand held and I processed using the orton technique which gives it the soft blur and reds then I desaturated it to get an old feel.
1/125 sec exp
ISO 800
+ 2 step bias

Thanks for looking.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism General Forge Weald and down

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paulett 8 19 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 9:37AM
great shot.

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 9:45AM
You have done well with this shot
I can smell it from here
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 9:58AM
Two great shots, very well taken indeed, for me it has to be V1.

V1 for me, a great shot. Smile
9 10 10 England
4 May 2010 10:44AM
Can learn a lot looking at what other people achieve - and you have achieved very well.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 11:21AM
good morning ann two wonderful captures brilliant colours and detail v2 for me today a gem Wink
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
4 May 2010 12:16PM
Nice set. Super tones and packed with interest, Patti
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 May 2010 12:23PM
Two excellent shots, Ann, and in a situation where exposure is not so easy. You have done very well here and packed the frames with interest and detail. Of the two images, I prefer V 1. Very nice work.
Regards, Ronnie.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 May 2010 2:40PM
Really like this Orton Effect in V1, works super with this shot. Both great images but prefer V1 Ann............Sandy
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 4:05PM
A great rendering of an 'olde worlde' scene, nicely framed with all the paraphenalia in the f/g......nice one ! I've created a sepia version to recreate an old photograph, plus smoke for a bit of atmosphere...regards...Nn.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 4:09PM
2 Great images Ann, love the work you have done.
Oliverpants 9 2 2 England
4 May 2010 4:14PM
Thanks Nik for the mod, love the mood with the smoke and sepia, really great. Thanks for taking the time. Ann
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
4 May 2010 5:21PM
i do like the look and feel of v1. the mod works well too.lesley
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 5:51PM
Very nice for me it is v2 which has the warm tones of a working forge, nice work in both of them and some good detail too full of interest

Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 6:36PM
Both good images and it would've been really difficult to choose between them if they'd been processed the same way. I'd be interested to see V1 destaurated, but without the Orton effect as I think that could work quite well too.

JamesGarfield 9 915 4 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 7:58PM
Love V2, well done!
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
4 May 2010 8:02PM
Good. interesting and nicely exposed pictures.
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
4 May 2010 8:41PM
I really like both yours and the modification, they both look really good but in different ways.
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 9:02PM
Good work here, Ann. Prefer the colours & composition of V2.
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 9:22PM
I like V2 for the vibrant colour best Ann - I understand that you wanted to give it and older feel - but still V2 for me - Ina
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
5 May 2010 7:26AM
Excellent capture Ann and I like the processing in v1.

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
5 May 2010 11:25AM
Love what you ahev done in V1 Ann
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
5 May 2010 4:41PM
I must have too many distractions floating around my puny brain-box, but I hadn't noticed your V2 of "Ye old Forge".....& another great image with gorgeous colours & textures it is too ! I love these two shots, I've been to these 'living museums' myself in the past, but they've never been operational, so I've missed out on this type of shot. V2 has some great qualities about it that I find fascinating, & I couldn't stop myself having another bash at another mod.....I'll leave you to spot the changes....regards....Nn. Smile
Oliverpants 9 2 2 England
5 May 2010 7:19PM
Wow Nik, that new mod is positively alive, with the rich colour and extra flames and smoke. I love it. Ann
5 May 2010 9:13PM
Just cannot decide which I like better. Great shots Maybe #1 excellent anyway Norma
5 May 2010 10:40PM
2 great shots, I like the way V1 has turned out.

7 May 2010 4:21PM
V1 is excellent takes you back in time i think you have done great work on this click
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
8 May 2010 9:57AM
I really like these two images, so very interesting, and I love the processing in V1, so atmospheric.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 May 2010 8:38PM
Two fine versions of this master craftsman hard at work
dwilkin Plus
11 24.3k United Kingdom
26 Sep 2010 1:56PM
Excellent shots - not a situation where I would have considered the Orton technique, but it's worked well!

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