Nothing goes to waste in Burma. This is a blacksmith's work hut on Lake Inle and they are hammering out a knife blade from a car's rear-axle leaf spring. There is no shortage of labour in Burma. Here, one man holds the metal and plunges it into the forge, three more synchronising their hammering, and another sitting above the forge operating the bellows.
The colour 'popping' maybe cliched but it seemed to work here by emphasizing the focus of their activity. v2 is the purist mono.
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