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Hammer and Anvil
Hammer and Anvil

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Low Tech (Advanced Editing II*)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Mystic River, CN
Date: Nov 28, 2004
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Snapshot, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2004

Taken in the village of Mystic Seaport, CN. with my wife's Canon Elph w/flash. Felt that the shipright forging a tool with hammer and anvil was about as low tech as you can get.

In Photoshop: Cropped for size; unsharpened mask by 100% , radius of 4; adjusted image curves for brightness and contrast; adjusted color curves; cropped once more.

Place: 8 out of 177
Avg (all users): 6.2857
Avg (commenters): 7.4375
Avg (participants): 6.2970
Avg (non-participants): 6.2703
Views since voting: 1813
Views during voting: 259
Votes: 175
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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12/07/2004 05:10:28 PM
Congratulations on your 8th finish. I liked this image immediately and it can take a proud placing in your port.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2004 10:41:45 AM
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12/05/2004 12:24:33 PM
This shot is awesome! Meets challenge, visually interesting, well lit, excellent subject. Well done!
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12/05/2004 11:57:36 AM
Although this image is somewhat busy, the inferenece to low technology or at least old ways is very clear here. Good job of catching light in what seems a low light circumstance (fill flash?) I think a tight crop would make this a more artistic and improve the presentation, but find the link to the challenge to be very solid.
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12/04/2004 10:06:21 PM
Very cool Blacksmith shot. Great old huge anvil. Would look great in black and white too.
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12/04/2004 03:09:11 AM
B & W would have made this fine entry even better.
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12/03/2004 10:21:12 PM
What could be more low tech than muscle, skill, fire and iron? Brilliant choice of subject. Great range of eath tones. Nice use of motif with the iron rods hanging in the background. Excellent piece.
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12/02/2004 12:29:17 AM
Beautiful capture, and certainly low tech! A strong contender here. One thing I think can be improved here is the composition; I think it would be good to crop a bit from the left, and putting his head around the sweet spot. Great shot overall.
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12/01/2004 09:35:41 PM
Very good capture with glowing metal. Very interesting. 7
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12/01/2004 08:36:07 PM
Fits the challenge nicely. This guy looks like he knows how to use it. Subject well exposed and in focus. Well done.
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11/30/2004 06:32:43 PM
Excellent photo. Good emotive subject, caught in mid-strike. Colors reinforce the old-time feeling. I might have cropped a bit off the right but it's still a terrific entry as is. Among my top picks.
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11/30/2004 03:17:55 PM
nice comp
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11/30/2004 09:54:47 AM
Excellent composition and subject matter..gave you a 10
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11/30/2004 07:10:46 AM
I love this scene, beautiful, it reminds me of my home town in the Black Country well done
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11/30/2004 05:13:34 AM
Dude where4 did you find a blacksmith in this day and age :o

Most original I've seen so far, well done.
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11/30/2004 01:57:09 AM
Great idea, although the colors seem a bit washed out in this photo. Also it may have benfited from a closer crop showing just the hands, arms, hammer, and anvil.
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11/30/2004 01:54:07 AM
I think a sepia tone would have added more impact, and maybe a tighter crop on the person too, but thats just my taste :)
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