HERE’S AN EXCELLENT PHOTO, submitted by Josh Dewberry at The Monroe Journal.
I was assigned a feature story on a knife maker named Mel Pardue, who is regarded as a pioneer in folding pocket knives and was the original designer for Benchmade Knives. I’ve known Mel for several years and always envisioned a shot like this, but never did I imagine I’d actually get it this well. We ran it on our front page and then it was used as a centerfold image in an outdoors magazine we publish for the local chamber of commerce each fall. I intentionally left it noisy – it was shot at ISO 1600 or 2000, I think – to add a little grittiness. Overall, I’m pleased with the result. I look forward to your reading your thoughts.
My only thought is: Wow! This is a super photo. And leaving it noisy adds to its impact. You can feel the heat and smell the sparks as they fly. I like this shot a lot…and I suggest you submit it for contests when the time comes. It’s an extraordinary photo. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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