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Uploaded 3-Mar-07
Taken 2-Dec-06
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Keywords:blacksmith, hands, metal
Photo Info

Dimensions1195 x 800
Original file size149 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken2-Dec-06 09:20
Date modified4-Mar-07 08:30
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D200
Focal length20 mm
Focal length (35mm)30 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.7
Exposure1/80 at f/3.5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Passion for Metal

Passion for Metal

Mr. Lim came to Malaya from China when he was a small boy. He settled in Pasir Penambang on the Selangor coast and learnt how to shape metal from his grandfather. He is the last few blacksmiths, who still shapes knives and machetes the traditional way – beating with his bare hands, using coal for fire and quenching metal in cold water to ensure sharpness. There is no guarantee; timing has to be perfect otherwise the metal breaks.