17 June 2010

Joinery at Joshimath

Team work
At a joinery shop near my guest house, a team constructed windows. Here in Aotearoa, most of this work would be done using machines: thicknessers, planers and so on. But the power supply at Joshimath was erratic, to say the least, and hand tools make sense. Hard work, though.
[21 November 2006; Canon 20D, 24–105 mm f4 L at 24 mm, ISO 200, 1/160 at f8]

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Barbara said...

This is a thoroughly lovely photo. I am particularly fond of black and white compositions as many of my dad's photos from my childhood days are in that format ;-) The gentleman looking out at us over his work looks so relaxed and happy. I imagine it's much easier to trade news and jokes while working with 'old school' tools than power ones!

Anne-Marie said...

This is a lovely photo. So much of interest to look at.

pohanginapete said...

Barbara, thanks :^) And trading news and jokes while working with traditional tools is much safer, too!

Anne-Marie, thanks — I too like all the activity in the background and the other things of interest. Reminds me so much of being there.