Handtools Preservation Society held a fair and I made a visit thinking that I would have an opportunity to take a few interesting portraits. I had a preconceived idea that some of the fellows would be as weathered as their old tools, but to my disappointment they were just ordinary folk that love old tools.
I used sepia filter to give it an old look befitting some of the tools which were used generations ago.
Alat is a Turkish word for tools which we use in the Balkans with hundreds of other words that have remained with us after centuries of Ottoman rule.
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bukitgolfb301 (45367) 2017-03-19 23:07
Hi dear kaludio
Very impressive color touch, so attractive semi sepia B&W way. The busy atmosphere is so well shared at all.
All the best and have a good day! Takero
Royaldevon (43899) 2017-03-20 3:21
My husband would have been in his element here!
We could have spent a whole morning perusing these 'finds'. Maybe I will have to leave you in suspense about the condition of his 'weathering'!
I think this is a great shot.
It has wonderful clarity, fine composition and the sepia treatment does add a sense of age.
Is that a tripod waiting for your use or is it off a theodolite?
Have a lovely day,
jhm (160881) 2017-03-20 7:21
I know all the old tools, I think the the young people this not know what she see.
Your black and white fits perfect
I like your composition and the sharp presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
kasianowak (10591) 2017-03-20 15:50
Excellent TE post that perfectly fulfills the mission "learn about the world through photography". I have never heard of this society, never come across the word "alat" and now I know!
Great choice of medium. You did make the scene look old. And timeless. And unforgettable.
Nicou (151990) 2017-03-20 21:28
Quelle compo nostalgique sueprbe iamge et compo quel reund sur ces anciens objets il y de tout des outiles quel nombre de personnes en train de chine sueprbe compo
bravo et amitié
emka (107713) 2017-03-21 0:13
Hello Klaudio, Funny note. The guys look old enough. I like the sepia choice very much. Interesting display of the old tools of various kinds. superb composition, excellent sharpness. Lovely picture, I like it very much.
Kind regrad s Malgo