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Picture of the Week – Shedding some Light on Welding

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This week I took some shots of mount-maker Simon making a beam which will form part of the structure for ship model displays in the Riverside Museum. Here you see him in his full protective welding gear.

The metal workshop in Glasgow’s Museum of Transport has several windows through which shafts of light fall in sections. The position Simon was in meant that for this shot he was lit up by both the sunlight and the flare of his welding torch. This mix of shadow, daylight and flare helps create an interesting image where the focus of the viewer is drawn to the brighter area. Thankfully, a long lens kept me safe from any stray sparks!

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Written by ionashepherd

October 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm

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