Jakey Welding

Jakey was welding a part of the manure spreader late this afternoon in the doorway of the farm's tool shed and I was lucky enough to get a few shots.

Post-processing: I shot this at ISO 800 with an exposure compensation of -0.7 to keep from blowing too much of the highlights around the welding area, so the background is quite dark. I've applied my usual curves adjustments, selective color saturation and de-saturation, some white brushing in 'vivid light' and 'color dodge' modes and a little bit of burning/dodging here and there.

Thanks again for dropping by Durham Township!


12/8 Update: Apparently I'm a finalist for the "Weblog 2005 Awards" in the category of "Best Photo Blog" - but I don't really know anything about these awards... seems a little funny to me. I've never heard of them and I didn't even know there was a nomination process. Anyway, if you're inclined to vote for this site, or any of the other very lovely photoblogs there, go right ahead! :) Just click on this icon:

The 2005 Weblog Awards

I looked at all your pictures. I enjoyed them.

Posted by Joe Fogey at December 14, 2005 9:47 PM

I'm forwarding your link to my 13 year old daughter who strives to be a photographer. I know she will enjoy your photos as much as I have.

Posted by Rose at December 22, 2005 10:46 AM

It almost looks like a painting. I've been to you site before, off and on. I love your photos.

Posted by Cheri at December 30, 2005 10:52 PM

I guess you this image hasn't received all that many comment because people don't ordinarily think of you as a people photographer. personally, I think your people images are your best and this is spectacular - well composed and vibrant.

I really wish I could see this in print, just to see how well the post-processing holds up, but in some sense it doesn't matter. well done.

Posted by Geoff at January 2, 2006 12:09 AM

Beautiful one!

Posted by horsehead at January 3, 2006 1:29 PM

Another outstanding photograph.
Well done (and happy 2006)

Posted by pierre at January 6, 2006 3:07 PM

A well deserved (photofriday) noteworthy. Must have been hard getting this picture without looking at the light.

Posted by Phil at January 10, 2006 9:40 AM

Great picture! Congrats on best of 2005 from one noteworthy to another! :) Keep up the great work kathleen.

Posted by Kristina at January 10, 2006 4:01 PM

One of the best photos that I've seen. Everything is just perfect.

Congratulations for your noteworthy on Photofriday's "Best of 2005" challenge. : )

Posted by nuno f at January 11, 2006 11:45 PM

fantastic shot !

Posted by The Image Point at January 13, 2006 6:15 PM

A good photo picture of physically working people.
Seeing people doing their business is a nice reminder for me to get back to my own. Nice capture of the glow.

Posted by Andrea Bilder Fan at February 3, 2006 5:52 PM

Where are his gloves?

Posted by Nehmo at March 1, 2006 2:22 AM

This is easily one of my favorite photos. It is a joy to look at. The colors, combination of soft and hard shadows and the composition are simply amazing. Thanks!

Posted by john at June 13, 2006 9:22 PM

who is "jakey"? a friend?

Posted by ????? at October 16, 2006 6:32 PM

This is very amazing picture Kathleen.
Many thanks
Love from Istanbul

Posted by erol at March 14, 2007 9:57 AM
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