Had the farrier over today doing the horses hooves. He was a little perplexed as to why I'd want to take some photos of him at work, but he was compliant enough....for a time. You have to understand it was hot today - about 34 degrees celsius (about 93F for those still using the old money). So I could tell his patience was quickly thinning.
So not many frames to choose from. I preferred this one, as it portrayed him how I always picture him, hunched over with some tools at foot and one keen in hand. I also liked the framing of the other horse which added a pleasing curve. Light was dappled under the tree and I enjoyed how the dappling played on the farriers thick leather chaps.
Why the sepia...well just to emphasise the age of his trade-craft.