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10 Aug 2016 8:42PM
Warm work I'll bet.
Perfectly timed for that shower of sparks… great effect!
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
10 Aug 2016 8:54PM
This is a brilliant and very interesting set RichardSmile
10 Aug 2016 8:54PM
a brilliant set

ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
10 Aug 2016 8:58PM
The lead image is spectacular, Richard.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
10 Aug 2016 9:04PM
Superb series Richard.
fotobee Plus
7 4 3 South Africa
10 Aug 2016 9:25PM
Beautiful stuff, and photography, Richard. Where would we be without these skills to fall back on. EVERYTHING is nowadays done by 3D modelling ! A friend of mine just printed a Xebec stern, with all the complicated carving bits very neatly and perfectly cut out for me, in 15 minutes !! I was figuring out how to mark the Rosewood pieces, to try and do this by hand. My nose is distinctly out of joint !! (Nevertheless, I am still going to do it manually ) Regards Martin
10 Aug 2016 9:26PM
Excellent series Richard, great detail in all images,
10 Aug 2016 9:36PM
Superb collection
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 762 England
10 Aug 2016 9:37PM
Great set Richard.
I tried something like this a number of years back but didn't manage to get half as many sparks as you did. V6 is a lovely abstract image.
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 9:54PM
I can appreciate the difficulty in capturing this - I tried it but didn't have enough light so failed miserably. Very well done Richard.
Kate Grin
10 Aug 2016 10:03PM
Superb set Richard. Cathy
10 Aug 2016 10:03PM
Outstanding capture and well timed
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 10:06PM
Brilliant Richard, love those flying sparks............. here is my virtual UA, I've run out, unusually

Daisymaye 12 23 19 Canada
10 Aug 2016 10:07PM
An excellent set. Love those sparks. Interesting and informative images.
10 Aug 2016 10:09PM
Excellent set Richard..Lin
capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 10:14PM
A fascinating set with the lead being the star.Smile

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
10 Aug 2016 10:18PM
Always fun to watch the old crafts--- a well photographed process!
ken j. 17 374
10 Aug 2016 10:19PM
So important to record and capture these old skills.
Great set Richard.
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 10:36PM
Well done with those flying sparks SmileSmileSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2016 11:21PM
A great set of images Richard, As a lad I used to watch the local smithy shoeing horses on the farm where my mother worked, bring's back alot of good memoriesGrinGrinGrinGrin

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2016 12:15AM
That was my father's job! I do still remember the sound of the hammer on hot metal!
Brings back good memories... Brilliant set!
IB GrinGrin
Bantu 7 7 1 India
11 Aug 2016 5:29AM
Interesting capture of all variants Richard.

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
11 Aug 2016 5:34AM
Excellent captures, Richard, especially the lead.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
11 Aug 2016 6:11AM
a fine set.....

very well timed
11 Aug 2016 7:03AM
Very well done , Richard , my favorite is V2. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile - Jukka.
11 Aug 2016 7:08AM
Superb set with excellent notch Richard.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2016 7:22AM
An excellent, fascinating set. I particularly like the ones where you have captured the flying sparks and the mess of chains in the last version.
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2016 7:46AM
Brilliant set and an outstanding lead Richard. Well done you.
vivdy 9 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2016 7:56AM
Enjoyed this sequence with the lead image a favourite . Lovely set . Viv
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2016 8:34AM
A well taken and interesting collection, Richard.
11 Aug 2016 8:34AM
Great and interesting set. Love the sparks flying. Well done Richard.
PhilT2 Plus
11 536 31 England
11 Aug 2016 10:04AM
A most interesting series Richard very well taken
A fantastic set of images perfectly captured Richard, I have never seen anyone make chains but I do love to watch a blacksmith at work. You have captured the sparks well too.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
11 Aug 2016 3:08PM
Hope you were well protected from those sparks, Richard, they look very close in the lead image! Wink A great set here of a great subject, but that lead image has to be the winner Smile
Trev Smile
11 Aug 2016 4:33PM
A striking set of images Richard with a few Links for us as well.

11 Aug 2016 5:03PM
A fabulous set Richard. Wonderful photography GrinGrin
I never visit here and live over the road!

11 Aug 2016 5:19PM
Great set of pictures like them all Dave Smile
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2016 6:44PM
A splendid set
danbrann 16 640 17
11 Aug 2016 6:56PM
Marvelous to see Richard.
Mike_Smith Plus
13 751 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2016 8:02PM
Cracking set Richard, I enjoy seeing things like this been made traditionally rather than machines doing it
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
12 Aug 2016 12:09AM
A superb contextual portrait, Richard. Love it!
accipiter 11 61 England
12 Aug 2016 3:36PM
Outstanding! A
xwang 11 56 8
12 Aug 2016 8:55PM
Superb! Wonderful set, I really love the sparks that you captured here.. great work, Richard.
We see chains everywhere, but I've never thought that they were made one by one in this way.. meaningful shot.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2016 10:13AM
14 Aug 2016 7:08PM
Nice one Richard.

I was at the same place a few months ago and tried to get the same. Not very successful.

Spot on.

21 Sep 2016 1:34PM
Great set of images Richard

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