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Old Jul 6, 2010, 5:42 PM   #1
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While I was busy doing something else my eye caught this. My younger son hammering his armour, for a few minutes lit by the setting sun. Only one thing to do, dash in for the camera.
As some of you might know all of my family, except me, are deeply involved in medieval societies, going to gatherings and fairs, learning and using old crafts and techniques. Myself I'm not very interested, but it does give me some nice photo ops. This time at home.

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Old Jul 6, 2010, 6:20 PM   #2
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Nice shot - I really like the light - and the armour as well. It's been several years since I went to a midieval faire - the prices around me are astronomical and it was pretty much the exact same shows from year to year. There's still some important lessons about craftsmanship and details to be learned by making/repairing armour though. Thanks for sharing.
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Outstanding, Kjell!
Perfect exposure, excellent lighting, tack sharp
and a really interesting anvil.
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I have to agree - a superb shot. I think I would convert it to 8x10, crop off the window frame at the top though .... and print it !

I have seen so many excellent shots taken with that A* 85/1.4
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Lighting can't get any better, don't think anything can get better.

Superb shot
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Thanks all for the nice comments!
And thanks Frogfish for pointing out the window frame. I've replaced the original with a slightly cropped version.

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Ah .... NOW it's perfect
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Excellent light, gives the image the atmosphere it needs.
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Beautiful shot! I love the lighting and it's so sharp. It's an interesting study in contrasts, too - the ancient practice of working armor on an old anvil and the modern tee-shirt. Definitely a shot to be proud of.
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Amazing shot. Great lighting and it really tells a story.
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