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Sun From The FURNACE by patjila

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A red hot sword pommel in the making…like the sun fresh from the furnace placed on the anvil.
One of the moments captured in the smithy during the process of forging a medieval sword.
Thanks so much Wout & Jelmer of Hammer Las & Smeed Techniek Kampen for hospitality and coop during the photo shoot. It was ab fab day!

About the series: what I wanted to achieve:
- making a series of photographs of the blacksmiths working on the creation of a sword.
- Using the light from fire in the furnace and lights provided in the smithy, no flash.
- trying to get the best possible effects, movements, poses expressed
- make a resume finding out what worked well and what was a problem plus, most important how it can be improved. Et voilà a new learning project is started.

Shot straight from camera on tripod without flash.

Equipment: Eyes, hands, mind, soul, Canon Eos 30D


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Life is all about creativity
The desire is to go beyond the Normal way of Living.
It’s all about the Xtra things that life can offer you.
Life is full of little wonders like new languages, colours, energies and feelings.
Search for them and keep these little treasures in your Heart.
Would like to share it with you…exchange and be inspired.
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  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairover 1 year ago

    That’s so cool! Great image!

  • Hi Maisie thank you so much it was worth the effort and heat in the forge, so glad and honoured you like it!

    – patjila

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 1 year ago

    Gee didn’t know you can get that close to the sun Annet hehe, great image is it glass blowing.

  • Hi Steven thank you lots it was worth to spend a hot day in the forge :)

    – patjila

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 1 year ago

    Sorry just read description not glass blowing, but sword making.

  • NP Steven the shape gives all the reasons for mistakes :)) no worries!

    – patjila

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 1 year ago

    As the ship approached the planet of Crematoria Riddick knew his captors didn’t have very long to live…………………
    Superb capture Princess :o)

  • Wow great line as a title :)) ta very Robin loved the day in the smithy have learned and shot a lot :) xx

    – patjila

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 1 year ago


  • Guen thank you so very much glad you like it!

    – patjila

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    This is a tremendous capture and the reflection in icing on the cake!!! Bill

  • it was a spectacular moment Bill and was so happy to be a witness :) thank you so very much!

    – patjila

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Very Cool image Pat!

  • Roy thank you so very much for appreciation!

    – patjila

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreover 1 year ago


  • So grateful for your support and compliment Sandra!

    – patjila

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