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The "Cobbler" making Footwear
The "Cobbler" making Footwear

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Challenge: Footwear (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenge Outcasts
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Tafe Shoes retail/factory shop in Caloundra
Date: Mar 13, 2006
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2006

I was very fortunite to be able to watch and photograph a fair "Dinkie-die" Aussie Cobbler at work, making shoes.

I feel very honored and proud to have done this. Not everyday does one come accross a Cobbler at work. I asked him not pose, but go about his daily chores, and that is how I wanted to capture this image.

He works for "Tafi Shoes", a small enterprising company, who manufactures beautiful comfortable handmade fashion shoes, here in Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast, where I live.

They have a small retail shop with a factory attached, so I was very prevlidged to have had this chance to photograph him and his work.....

Place: 176 out of 271
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Views since voting: 780
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Votes: 225
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2006 11:18:50 PM
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03/19/2006 04:43:17 AM
wow, what a perfect subject for this challenge. I just wish the light weren't so harsh and flat and that the focus were sharper.
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03/18/2006 10:26:56 PM
Focus is a bit off
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03/17/2006 01:32:33 AM
wow, what an intersting shot! his arms are even dirty...I think you have a great shot here!
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03/15/2006 11:44:24 AM
What a heartwarming interesting photo. An actual shoemaker. I love this one. I would have loved to have been there to watch him work. Wonderful!
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03/15/2006 10:37:46 AM
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03/15/2006 12:22:12 AM
Good work, well done and a break from the norm, well cropped and nice color...
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