At the age of 71 this brick maker graciously allowed me to take his picture. One hand resting on bricks he had so painstaking made. He starts with water diverted to his property, and then mixes two kinds of of clay by hand. From there he packs the mixture into a wooden frame that produces four bricks. Then these are allowed to dry in the sun. Roberto then removes the bricks from the tray. When he has enough bricks they are stacked into a homemade kiln which is heated by wood and fired for several hours until they are cured. He receives $ 85.00 for each 1000 bricks he produces. Roberto stated proudly that he started this at the age of fifteen and now his son does this job as well. Taken on our trip to Mexico. Kodak C743

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I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 6 years ago

    this is a lovely shot Leslie,,,,,,,,now that is hard work for this dear soul.

  • I appreciate your comment Vickie. Thank you very much. Hugs :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 6 years ago

    A great portrait shot !

  • Thank you James. He was a wonder old man with great pride in his work. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

  • Thank you Cora. I appreciate your comment. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...almost 6 years ago

  • Thank you very much. I am honored. Sincerely, Bluenorther(Leslie)

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRosealmost 6 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture of everyday life dear Leslie……………..
    Makes one feel rather humble………………..

  • Many thanks Rosie. He has left a lasting impression on both John and I. We will not forget him. Thank you for the fav. I appreciate it. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • John44
    John44almost 6 years ago

    Good pic nice lighting and comp

  • Thank you very much. I appreciate you dropping in.:>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...almost 6 years ago

    lovely capture – the day he stops will be the day he starts getting problems!!

  • Thank you Pamela. With the standard of living he has no plans of stopping. He says one day his body will just stop. That will be the day he stops. Quite the philosophy. :>))Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    Awesome capture Leslie, and a most fascinating storyline, nice to read about the talents of this very special person…The only thing we both have in common is our age…LOL

  • Many thanks Larry. He was truly an amazing man and very impressive. His pride in his work was there for all to see. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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