Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 21 July 2016 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This blacksmith was in the same shop as the one posted earlier. He is operating a bellows - just off camera -- to increase the heat of his fire.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/20 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

Devi from Chennai, India

A fine capture with that rising smoke..Great details of the anvil...something I have not seen in ages !

21 Jul 2016 6:13am

Martine from France

Jolie prise de cet homme en plein travail.

21 Jul 2016 6:38am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, those were the days !

21 Jul 2016 7:25am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great scene, i like that !

21 Jul 2016 9:53am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb image ! Beautiful portrait and composition of the workshop . 5*****

21 Jul 2016 10:51am

Laurent from Villefontaine, France

great scene. Everything is here to tell us the story, and the picture is good.
I don't know if it was made on purpose or if the low speed is only because of the lack of light, but whatever, I liket he low speed effect on the arm

21 Jul 2016 11:10am

@Laurent: I accidentally hit on the technique of allowing a little motion blur, and now try to take some still and some with blur.

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

I like this shot. The smokey atmosphere, the smith's concentration. Great stuff.

21 Jul 2016 11:28am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, really cool portrait ! I like it a lot.

21 Jul 2016 12:18pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Super,,,,takes one back in time

21 Jul 2016 2:29pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like this capture of the blacksmith active at work. The column of smoke is very attractive and helps make the picture look authentic.

21 Jul 2016 3:10pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful composition you've captured that has that Norman Rockwell feel to it!! I love the lighting and textures seen throughout.

21 Jul 2016 4:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like how you captured his concentration

21 Jul 2016 5:34pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!

21 Jul 2016 5:47pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

Another fine portrait of a working man.

21 Jul 2016 9:11pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


22 Jul 2016 6:51am