Lady Blacksmith... by vignouse

Lady Blacksmith...

... this weekend, the shores of Paimpont Lake are home to the bi-annual 'Fête de Fer' - the 'Iron Fair' which celebrates Paimpont's industrial past as an important iron mining and forging centre. As well as exhibitions on this aspect of Paimpont's history, there are some two-dozen demonstrations on the whole process from smelting to producing fine wrought iron.

There were a number of lady 'Forgeronnes' present but I was quite taken by this rather glamorous lady blacksmith who had set up her forge a bit apart from the crowd and appeared to be working twice as hard as her male counterparts. She's demonstrating one of the principal uses for Paimpont iron - handmade wrought iron nails; you can see some examples on the tree-stump on which her anvil is placed.

As it's Saturday, I also post at @se7en and you can see today's shot at http://365project.org/se7en/365/2014-07-12 showing some alternative activity on the shores of Paimpont Lake.
Great shot, beautifully processed.
July 12th, 2014  
Great capture - she certainly looks like someone not to be argued with!
July 12th, 2014  
Love the clarity of the focus and how you have caught her great look of concentration and strength.
July 12th, 2014  
great details and capture
July 13th, 2014  
Beautiful.. Strong, powerful woman
July 13th, 2014  
I love watching craftsman at work it is so remarkable. The concentration on her face is wonderful.
July 13th, 2014  
Great capture, wonderful detail and facial expression of concentrated action fav
July 13th, 2014  
Great shot - superb detail, nicely processed. If she wants to sell her anvil I could do with one please.
July 13th, 2014  
she could probably easily kick my a**
July 13th, 2014  
Kim
See, girls can do anything 😉. Great shot
July 13th, 2014  
great capture. love her intensity
July 13th, 2014  
Definitely looks like she knows what she is doing. Great capture.
July 13th, 2014  
Great shot
July 13th, 2014  
Hard work being a blacksmith ... wonderful details in this image
July 13th, 2014  
What an interesting fete, and great candid shot - Lucy
July 13th, 2014  
You have captured beautifully the intense focus of the artist at work!
July 13th, 2014  
Great candid
July 13th, 2014  
Great shot Richard. You have captured the concentration she has in the shot.
July 13th, 2014  
great action shot.
July 14th, 2014  
wow never seen this before
July 14th, 2014  
Fabulous shot, strong looking woman, and very well caught doing her art. Fav.
July 14th, 2014  
what an amazing image - beautiful candid and another fav!
July 15th, 2014  
Love the intense concentration you have captured here, Richard
July 15th, 2014  
@yrhenwr It's as much effort as concentration David... she actually brought that hammer down from way over her head!
July 15th, 2014  
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