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Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 25 July 2012 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

Two guys sawing hardwood at the Three Counties Show. My weekly personal monochrome challenge

Canon EOS 500D 1/1250 second F/7.1 ISO 400 300 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

rem_la from Villiers, France

attention de ne pas se couper

25 Jul 2012 5:41am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A scene of very interesting work, the treatment in b & w is well chosen. Bravo.

25 Jul 2012 6:30am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Good BnW choice Doug

25 Jul 2012 6:33am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I like your tight framing here, Doug - excellent documentary shot that looks great in b&w.

25 Jul 2012 6:37am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Nicely framed up, and some fine action as the wood chips are flying.

25 Jul 2012 6:41am

k@ from Paris, France

Workers at work, nice.

25 Jul 2012 7:07am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

ne pas y mettre les doigts ! Je te souhaite un agréable journée

25 Jul 2012 7:37am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A stunning picture ... ! danger lurks in this cutting wheel ... like a guillotine ... very good! A hug, Adela

25 Jul 2012 7:57am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent shot of work in action...

25 Jul 2012 9:11am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Oak Kay by me :)

25 Jul 2012 9:28am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Terrific capture and beautiful compo

25 Jul 2012 10:00am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine photo of work.

25 Jul 2012 10:04am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très belle ta photo! j'aime le noir et blanc!!!

25 Jul 2012 10:10am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Great action shot, Doug! Love the motion of the blade and the wood caught mid-air.

25 Jul 2012 10:44am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I really don't like those fingers so close to the blade, should'nt he be wearing safety gloves?

25 Jul 2012 10:55am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

Nicely captured.

25 Jul 2012 11:25am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

nice capture and tones

25 Jul 2012 11:26am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

A feeling of getting a glimpse of a working lifestyle! Like a social document!

25 Jul 2012 12:27pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

nice life shot... luckily he has glasses, the rip is flying everywhere...

25 Jul 2012 2:15pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique scène et iamge sueprbe vue de ces travailleurs en action

25 Jul 2012 2:17pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Now, that's a proper saw, none of your 20 watt b and q stuff!

25 Jul 2012 2:31pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine action shot of these men engaging in sawing with a dangerous looking blade. Good black and white range of tones.

25 Jul 2012 2:35pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice action shot. hard work . well seen great image.

25 Jul 2012 2:54pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Excellently done.

25 Jul 2012 3:00pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb portrait of the workers !

25 Jul 2012 3:32pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Man's world. Is it really? But no. I had a sculpture class that used all manner of big sharp loud and scary tools, and I had a blast. Got an A too.

25 Jul 2012 3:57pm

@Joyce: If you're talking about a man's world just wait till tomorrows image

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Perfect for monochrome - I love the sawdust blowing and the Husqvarna hat is very cool :-) Good stuff here, Doug :-)

25 Jul 2012 4:26pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

A job that needs your full attention! My grandfather lost four of his fingers using one of these. Needless to say, I cringe whenever I hear one being used. I like it in monochrome Doug, very nice!

25 Jul 2012 4:34pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Good framing and I like the monochrome treatment. Good hard at work shot.

25 Jul 2012 5:16pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful monochrome of this interesting work scene !!! Great ...

25 Jul 2012 6:00pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

works well in mono.

25 Jul 2012 7:53pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

I'm surprised they have the blade cutting so high through the block. I enjoy watching these old craftsmen, Interesting shot.

25 Jul 2012 8:25pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great working capture and motion of the saw, love the b/w!

25 Jul 2012 8:55pm

Dan from Quartz Hill, United States

That is a long day... Great Job

26 Jul 2012 12:02am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A working B&W image.... but he wasn't wearing his ear protectors. :0

26 Jul 2012 12:06am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great shot! I love the moving sawblade and all the sawdust flying around! Looks great in b&w!

26 Jul 2012 1:15am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Do they have all of their fingers?? ;-) Cool B&W.

26 Jul 2012 2:08am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice action shot, it catches those tiny woodchips flying off the blade.

26 Jul 2012 8:18am

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

Funny the right hand of the man sawing !! Do you want a few fingers ?

26 Jul 2012 12:56pm

Barry from Knoxville, United States

Great capture!

27 Jul 2012 2:52am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great B&W

29 Jul 2012 6:52am

Canon EOS 500D
1/1250 second
ISO 400
300 mm