Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 14 July 2016 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

This smith was heating the iron in the small fire basin behind him, then hammering it into shape on the anvil The two large iron wheels close behind him were part of a bellows system to oxygenate the coals you can see burning.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Tataray from France

Un magnifique métier en voie de disparition, malheureusement.
Jolie scène. )

14 Jul 2016 5:54am

jean pierre a from France

tres belle scène!! amitiés

14 Jul 2016 6:57am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Une profession qui disparaît

14 Jul 2016 7:21am

Martine from France

Joli travail à l'ancienne.

14 Jul 2016 8:31am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the detail. An wonderful action moment

14 Jul 2016 4:39pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

I like watching these old crafts being performed. I hope someone keeps teaching them.

14 Jul 2016 4:55pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of this blacksmith in action!! I love how the blurred hammer gives a sense of motion to this composition.

14 Jul 2016 6:26pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

An old skill nice to see someone still practicing it. I like this photo very much. If I had taken it I would be hanging it on my wall.

14 Jul 2016 9:36pm

@Philnz: No finer compliment could be paid than "I'd hang that on my wall." Thanks.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

There is a blacksmith at the village/museum of near us. So much fun to watch them.

15 Jul 2016 12:24am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

that should be the town of Barkerville -

15 Jul 2016 12:24am

@Michael Rawluk: Barkerville looks like my kind of place. Thanks for the link.

L'Angevine from Angers, France


15 Jul 2016 7:17am