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  #107 Work
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Felt shoe making       ©2011 Old Finn
Panasonic DMC-FZ28       1st place, 94 points
1/250s, f5.6, ISO 200, 72mm, Normal Program, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped, Highlights/midtone/shadows, USM, resized, sharpened again,
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      Extra Info: In the past time in our country lambwool was worked in hot water with pine-tree soap to felt for making for example felt shoes. This woman shows how it is done. This old skill is stil in use.
 
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Adirondack Gal
Jul 14, 2011
    Congratulations on your win! This is a very nice image, and was my number one pick for the theme!

Mepo
Jul 12, 2011
    I find it hard to believe that this is your first first - I am a big fan of your photos! Huge congratulations - Don't spend all the money at once :-)

Lo
Jul 12, 2011
    Congratulations on your win - it's a wonderful photo!

Old Finn
Jul 12, 2011
    Thanks wery much. This is first time I got the first price in the open category since I begin in 2005 to participate. So it`s time to celebrate.
Cheers!

f_otto
Jul 12, 2011
    Congratulations on your vin.

wrosenthal
Jul 11, 2011
    Glad to see I got it right along with you. Congratulations on a fine win.

out_of_focus
Jul 11, 2011
    outstanding win... I was 100% sure this would be in TT.

we shall dismiss those three who did not vote yours #1 :-)
Edited on Jul 11, 2011

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Old Finn
Jul 11, 2011
    Thanks for the nice comments. This happaned in a performance in the local museum on the Kemio island (Kimito in Swedish) on the southwestern coast of Finland. The children wisiting the museum were given old museums clothes and were allowed to try different old skills.

wrosenthal
Jul 10, 2011
    I love the old world feel, where work had a much different meaning. The flat lighting worked in your favor here. The color tone is wonderful. This is my top favorite.

Lo
Jul 10, 2011
    The composition of this photo is so perfect, yet it's obvious that it hasn't been posed. The expression on the young lad's face is priceless. Love the muted colours that are so reminiscent of yesteryear.

out_of_focus
Jul 10, 2011
    mia uno 1
Edited on Jul 10, 2011

Mepo
Jul 9, 2011
    The Northern light is a bit overcast but still identifiable. I love this shot - it is so well composed it is almost like a Still Life Painting where you have organized all the props by hand! The kid in the bucket is superb - I hope you got a close up of her as well.

ambaker
Jul 8, 2011
    Wow! What a really good image. The child in front really makes this for me. My top pic.

Old Finn
Jul 8, 2011
    Thanks forkcandles. Are you sure about that tt?

forkcandles
Jul 7, 2011
    lovely picture and its saying many things like when are getting yor hands wet and the face on the youngster speaks volumes definite tt
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