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Posted on 08/04/22 07:48:28 AM
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Challenge 902: Forging ahead
This week’s Challenge is inspired by my recent visit to the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Among the many exhibits (of which more in future weeks) was a rather impressive blacksmith’s forge. All it needs is a blacksmith.

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Posted on 08/04/22 09:22:36 AM
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Love this week's banner ... and it's in Ukrainian, not Russian.

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Posted on 08/04/22 10:44:57 AM
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Смерть варварам-загарбникам!

(Death to the barbarian invadeers!)

Posted on 08/04/22 1:05:31 PM
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Two questions for the site owner: 1. why wasn't the "Displacement Map" used in this week's banner? 2. why the angry emoticon next to the image?



Posted on 08/04/22 1:33:58 PM
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Re: Challenge 902: Forging ahead
The local smithy is one of the earliest memories from my childhood. We still had cart horses back then and I loved to watch them at work shoeing.

Two smiths for the price of one. Another simple quickie.

I shall be keeping a very nominal presence over the next few weeks as I am working on a large major image for Ingrid which requires a huge amount of work and time, in addition to which I shall also be away for ten days at the end of the month.



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Posted on 08/04/22 2:31:52 PM
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We will miss you!


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Posted on 08/04/22 4:04:11 PM
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Posted on 08/04/22 4:18:52 PM
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Loyd. Ha Ha Ha!

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Posted on 08/04/22 5:15:11 PM
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Posted on 08/04/22 10:13:42 PM
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Ahhhh - I see the moose is loose again!






Posted on 09/04/22 09:50:03 AM
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Good lighting, fire, and smoke David. It makes all the difference.


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Posted on 09/04/22 1:04:09 PM
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Mariner wrote:
Good lighting, fire, and smoke David. It makes all the difference.


Thanks Michael. These are the kind of atmospherics that I always feel most at home with.



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Posted on 09/04/22 1:10:36 PM
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I just realised on closer examination that my bespectacled smith is in a physically completely impossible spot. Oddly it works fine until you spot it, then you can't un-see it and it looks plain dumb!! The danger of the quickie!


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Posted on 09/04/22 5:45:50 PM
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David, when I saw it I asked my wife why you had a person coming out of the chimney - thought it was a joke - Santa Claus practice? Perhaps you should give him horns on the forehead.


Posted on 10/04/22 3:07:00 PM
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I completely misconstrued the original image. I perceived the square coals container as a free standing entity with a separate chimney some small way behind with its own tiny fireplace within. This left space between the coals and the chimney to place a smith. That I managed to make such a silly mistake at all is bad enough. ...... but to have continued creating an entire image around this completely false interpretation without realising is really stupid!

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Posted on 10/04/22 4:39:31 PM
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Sadly, not very atmospheric, and as you can probably guess I know nothing about smithying but hoping to pick up a brownie point for the Easter reference





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Posted on 11/04/22 00:06:20 AM
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Posted on 12/04/22 8:38:25 PM
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Great work David and Frank

A humble two-framer.


Gosh, even the fire syncopates with the hammering.









Posted on 14/04/22 04:08:44 AM
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Posted on 14/04/22 11:43:11 AM
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Clever Mariner!

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