Stuart Ord  

The Old Forge by Stuart Ord

June 2022 - The Old Forge

About the Image(s)

This was taken in a village where we were camping a few weeks ago in Devon. The building belongs to the National Trust, and had been restored to working order with a small water wheel for power.

Olympus OM-D E-M1ii, Olympus 14-150mm lens at 14mm (=28mm full frame), 1/15sec, f5, ISO 400. Processed in Affinity from RAW.

6 comments posted

Don York   Don York
Having had my own blacksmith shop for a stretch, I must say I am always captivated by such scenes. Nice detail and well composed.   Posted: 06/06/2022 17:07:16
Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
Thanks for your comments. It seems a bit flat to me. I have tried increasing contrast etc of course, to no avail, so maybe it's fine and my mental camera is wrong.

My grandfather was a blacksmith after WW1, and I'm a keen metal worker, but more machining than forging.   Posted: 06/20/2022 05:30:32

Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
This is a very clean and crisp photo that tells a story to me. I would not change a thing. Nicely done.   Posted: 06/09/2022 18:25:23

John Roach   John Roach
Well doneā€¦focus, detail, composition and tonality with a fine story.   Posted: 06/19/2022 21:03:52

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I am a high contrast person, and my first reaction was that it is a bit flat, but I decided I like it just the way it is in just a few seconds. What a treat to actually have someone working in the image. A huge plus.   Posted: 06/20/2022 15:05:50

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
A good composition with everything in focus, surprising to me at f5. With so many disparate elements, this could seem too busy. But the person pulls it all together.   Posted: 06/20/2022 17:23:53


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