Paimpont 2018: Day 37 - Artisan at Work

The tourist office for the whole of the local area is housed in Paimpont right next-door to the Abbey. Apart from providing the usual sorts of information to visitors, there is also a very elaborate sound and light exhibition which tells the story of Paimpont and the Brocéliande Forest. It has proved hugely popular with visitors over the last 3 years, but now the decision has been taken to completely renew the presentation. The work will take 10 weeks and involve around 20 specialist workers.

The tourist office have asked me to document the renovation, so every couple of days I pop in and capture the latest activities. There is virtually no natural light so I am having to work with what artificial lighting there is - usually movable lamps placed according to where work is taking place. This is Alain pictured today fixing a partition in place.

Viewing on black is rather dramatic.
Nice image I like the way the light has been used to add to the contrast. fav :)
posted February 6th, 2018  
Superb active portrait. Fav! Keep them coming Richard..could be quite a series
posted February 6th, 2018  
I love this! So much character portrayed!
posted February 6th, 2018  
fabulous light, richard, and indeed spectacular on black
posted February 7th, 2018  
I hope you'll be sharing more of the work, and the workers, with us.
posted February 7th, 2018  
wonderful. I imagine that working in such conditions would be a lot like hunting, having to wait until your "prey" is in the right bit of light
posted February 7th, 2018  
I like the feeling of tension which is complimented by the low light. Fav!
posted February 7th, 2018  
Excellent lighting, composition, pov
posted February 7th, 2018  
I love the lighting
posted February 7th, 2018  
Outstanding light and composition, love the POV as well
posted February 7th, 2018  
Oozes concentration and professionalism...subject and photographer.
posted February 7th, 2018  
Excellent lighting and portrayal of a craftsman at work.
posted February 7th, 2018  
Wow what a great honor plus a boost to your project.
posted February 7th, 2018  
Stunning portrait with great lighting
posted February 7th, 2018  
Great lighting, a super portrait. Fav!! 😀
posted February 7th, 2018  
@francoise That's it exactly Françoise, coupled with the need to move around yourself to find the PoV where the light is best.
posted February 7th, 2018  
great use of light Richard...
posted February 7th, 2018  
Richard, this is very impressive. FAV
posted February 8th, 2018  
A nice low light shot.
posted February 8th, 2018  
Very dramatic, great use of the lighting!
posted February 8th, 2018  
really is a stunning portrait!
posted February 8th, 2018  
Very effective on black
posted February 13th, 2018  
Rather effective, to be just the available light!
posted February 14th, 2018  
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