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Pete Plus
18 18.8k 97 England
29 May 2003 5:40PM
Excellent, great exposure and good use of framing! They would probably to sell something like this as a postcard to tourists

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alan h. 18 275 United Kingdom
29 May 2003 7:15PM
I like this mavis, the exposure has been handled expertly. Catching the hammer in mid-air gives action to the blacksmith.The trough
and irons lead the eye to the figure. The frame is very good. alan

StevenHanna 17 296 United Kingdom
29 May 2003 8:27PM
Nice capture Mavis. Agree with all the above. Where is this house? Steven
30 May 2003 5:05AM
I really like this one, Mavis!
Mavis 17 143 2 England
30 May 2003 9:19AM
Steven Florence Court is just outside Enniskillen . You will find directions to get there if you go to the tourist Office . Well worth a visit , beautiful gardens . The house is very interesting to . Take the A4 Sligo road and turn left onto the A32 Swanlinbar Road . Enjoy .
Linda I am glad that you like it Thanks to you all .
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 398 United Kingdom
30 May 2003 12:04PM
I'd imagine that the dark interior and the light exterior through the window were hard to balance, but you've done it brilliantly Mavis. It's nice to see the old arts kept alive.
StevenHanna 17 296 United Kingdom
30 May 2003 3:14PM
Thanks Mavis, may well pay it a visit some weekend. Steven
SuziBlue 17 16.2k 10 Scotland
30 May 2003 6:52PM
Mavis this is terrific! Just out of interest - how DID you handle the lighting? This is such a great shot and I agree - this would be fab promotional stuff ..

Nice to see you again Grin how's things
Mavis 17 143 2 England
30 May 2003 9:40PM
Thanks Suzi. It was just a little fill in flash because I couldn't use a tripod there were too many people watching . I shall have to enquire if I could go and watch him some day on my own . I'm fine and the weather is gorgeous for the last two days Smile)
Pressman 18 88
1 Jun 2003 3:02PM
Mavis - this a very good "working" capture with great depth.Nicely done.
cameraman 17 227 1 England
1 Jun 2003 10:17PM
Hello, Mavis, this is a very well presented scene, the frame adding depth to the picture...just the right amount of fill-in flash to control the contrast...and the timing is spot on. Did you by any chance get the next picture, the one where the metal is struck and sparks fly???
Mavis 17 143 2 England
2 Jun 2003 9:27AM
Don't think so Michael will go and have a look !! I took a great many some with out flash but mostly they were too fuzzy as I hadn't got my tripod. Should have taken my monopod . Hindsight .
G3 17 13 2 United States
10 Jul 2003 1:36AM
Great I do blacksmith has a good Feel to it.! I see you use a Fuji 602Pro..I`ve got the regular 602. Now if I just had YOUR eye maybe I could get results as good as yours. Really like the frame..mind if I ask how you went about creating it?
Mavis 17 143 2 England
7 Aug 2003 8:16AM
Sorry Gerry I have only just noticed your comments Smile) Thanks .
I press control and A which gives you marching ants round your pic. Then go up to Edit and scroll down to stroke . Whatever two colours you have in the left hand box will determine the colour of your frame by the top colour . I think I put the stroke on this one to between 40 and 50 . Pressed ok . Went to Select in top bar pressed deselect . Went to rectangular marquee tool at top left drew round inside the black frame ... used the eye dropper tool on left and used colour out of the fire and went through stroke process again this time only 2 pixels . Hope you can follow this . Smile))))))
highlander 16 32 Scotland
18 Jan 2004 6:15PM
A cracker of a shot Maeve showing the work of a fine art...nice clarity and sharpness.
ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2004 9:49PM
Excellent image, well done Mavis. Smile
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
26 Jan 2004 2:47PM
Nice action shot Maeve, well taken under the circumstances of the crowd. Excellent clarity and detail.
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
15 Feb 2004 10:11AM
Excellent subject. Did you manage to get any close-ups of the hammer at work?
patri 16 3 Italy
24 Feb 2004 12:08AM
What a super capture! Great. Patrizia
6 Mar 2004 8:16PM
Another smashing shot Mavis, i love your work, keep it
PatriciaWilson 15 615 58 Greece
23 Apr 2004 8:14PM
This is beautiful capture, it has everything a photo should hold. Very entertaining, I could look at it for ages. Well done and congrats on the EC, click.
12 Jul 2004 1:46PM
Hi Mavis, this is the nice mum!! Decided to have a look at your port folio as you were so kind as to comment on mine. I had to give this one a big click as my husband is a blacksmith [although now retired]. It is a lovely shot and one that I know from experience is difficult to capture.

ger mac 16 62 Ireland
12 Aug 2004 9:26PM
I really love this one. This is a pic I would love to do as my fathers uncles were blacksmiths.Hard to find a forge nowadays.
Its a great well taken
ginz04 15 281 20 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 9:09PM
excellent colour and detail
shutter speed 15 369 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2004 10:40PM
Lovely image Mavis, beautifully shot.

Regards Ian.
shidee 15 9
6 Nov 2004 5:30AM
very nice, and clasic look.. love it..
photopharm 15 154 England
26 Nov 2004 2:35PM
Nice capture. I might have cropped it a bit tighter, but it's great as it is.
Portknockie 15 48 Scotland
16 Dec 2004 11:26AM
Looks great to me ,dont see meany around now do you. click

Ceciliat 15 6 Philippines
5 Feb 2005 6:13AM
Beautiful capture..very nice,and classic. I like it a lot.

Big_Beavis 15 5 2 England
2 Apr 2005 10:07PM
Fantastic shot of an interesting subject, great content, lovely lighting.
Mavis 17 143 2 England
2 Apr 2005 10:11PM
Why Thank you David . I didn't realise people were still looking . I loved getting this shot. I haven't seen a Blacksmith since. I take it you are not into flowers much Smile ?
Big_Beavis 15 5 2 England
4 Apr 2005 5:00PM
Hi Mavis. I like flowers as well, some of your shots are fantastic.

In fact you have a portfolio full of amazing photos.

Well done.

Mavis 17 143 2 England
4 Apr 2005 8:59PM
A big hug from Mavis xx Smile)
liparig 15 233 United States
25 May 2005 2:16PM
great shot
obz_uk 15 1 United Kingdom
29 May 2005 6:28AM
Excellent would have been so easy to burn out the view through the window.
Well done on a well deserved award.

Mavis 17 143 2 England
29 May 2005 10:40AM
Thank you Joe and Howard . Amazing you are still looking after more than 2 years . xx
Pegon 14 78 1 England
11 Oct 2005 12:30PM
A well timmed shot Mavis,good exposure.
Mavis 17 143 2 England
13 Oct 2005 12:12AM
Thanks Pete , one of the shots I really liked . Haven't seen a Blacksmith at work since x
26 Dec 2005 2:03PM
Beautifully sharp and well exposed...excellent capture well worth an E.C.
Hawkgenes 15 10 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2006 8:54AM
Hi Mavis. An excellent study of the blacksmith at work. Great shot

GeorgeRusky 14 1 4
16 Mar 2006 10:30AM
Hi Mavis
As there was no place to click on your photos(they are all far above the level of 30), I noticed the image of a blacksmith and with great pleasure clicked on this pic
I loved one of your lates comments.
Can you guess which one Smile
thorn 15 124 2 Scotland
19 Mar 2006 1:04AM
Hi Mavis,this is excellent,love it and congratulations on your EC award,well deserved.Take care.AnnSmile
KingArthur 13 8 Malta
30 Oct 2006 6:44PM
Excellent capture of the blacksmith at work Mavis, his surroundings add spice to the composition. Good work and congrats on a deserved EC.

Rogerex 13 32 12 Australia
21 Nov 2006 4:52AM
Well done to get an EC, and now (a bit late), I am glad to be the one to get it to RC. I hadn't seen it before, but had to give it a click as my grandfather, 2 uncles, and for a short time my father, were in this business. On my infrequent visits I was always fascinated to see old skills and modern being put to use in their blacksmith/engineeering workshop.
29 May 2007 9:02AM
I'm late on all these wonderful shots Mave but I'm getting there, this is excellent work, love the scene, top exposure, great work, Adrian
derekv 12 3 England
4 Jul 2007 5:51PM
wonderful composition and lighting, well done
SandraKay 12 233 4 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2007 6:40PM
A really interesting shot, Mavis - and lovely lighting.
25 Jul 2007 11:41PM
Absolute knockout, love these shots
glazzaro 15 70 23 United States
3 Aug 2007 5:02PM
Tight squeeze but you caught the moment! Spot on! Click!!!

Caledonia 13 2 Scotland
14 Aug 2007 6:42AM
Lovely natural light coming through the window ... and a touch of greenery. It's a beautifully caught action shot. Well done.
jeanmarie 10 12 England
15 Jun 2009 12:15PM
wonderful natural looking image, excellent lighting and well composed. jeanette
16 May 2010 8:18PM
lovely capture of a good craftsman at work - brilliant - kittle is my mum-in-laws maiden name and I added the kottage !!! thank you for your kind comments cheers Jean
Mavis 17 143 2 England
16 May 2010 10:04PM
Thanks Jean. Never heard of a family called Kittle Smile Nice to be different xx

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