Nurnberg Stonecutters

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  1. Hi all.

    I had to go down to Nurnberg in Bavaria to visit a Stonecutter Plant. Most pics turned out crap, and I won't get a chance to get back, but here's three I like.

    All shots made with the Leica M8 and a 28mm Elmarit f/2.8 ASPH, shot at 1/45th, f/5.6 at ISO 320.

    First one - looking down the huge warehouse with sun spilling in from the top. Those are not hay-bails, pieces of carton, or piles of wood - those big boxy things are uncut blocks of granit:

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    Second one - a big stone saw, at rest:

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    Third one - the big stone saw, in full action. Noisy! You do NOT want to walk into that thing! See if you can spot the laser guidance system...

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    I like #1, the sunrays are particularily catching :wink:
     
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    Whoa, interesting/cool to see how they cut the granite. The heat that's generated to cut through such blocks of stone (and the noise) must be phenomenal. I too really like that first shot, with the rays of sunshine visible.
     
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    The Leica M8 ------------------------- WOW!

    Gulp!

    I must first process this knowledge about you... :pale:


    And now I can show you where I spotted the laser guidance thing on that stone saw:

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    Am I right?

    And like the others I also like the first best of all, those rays really add something "poetic" to the normality of a large, loud, dusy work place.
     
  5. LOL, yeah, that would be the laser.

    Re. M8: Yup, I'm one of those people...

    But about the first shot - does it ruin for you if I tell you it's the fork-lift driver's ass sticking out from behind it while he's bending over to fix something?

    It does for me...

    Unfortunately I did not have a lot of time to take pictures, or to wait for the perfect shot. I was pretty angry at the guy I had to deal with down there, the whole trip ended up being a pretty big waste of time... but I kept having to stop yelling at him to get my shots. He was very confused by the big important client in a suit who had a briefcase in one hand, and a camera in the other (strap around the wrist.)

    "Wait, wait, I want to get this shot... now explain to me WHY you can't deliver by the end of August??"

    Very surreal moment for me, no question....
     

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