Uploaded: September 21, 2009


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 02, 2009

CONGRATS. Mark on the POTD Award!

UB. #1187157

Alison Greenwood October 02, 2009

WOW! Great shot! Congrats on your POTD! #8001898

Susie Peek-Swint October 02, 2009

Great capture and light control Mark ~ many congrats on POTD! #8001905

Rick Clark October 02, 2009

Really like this, congrats on POTD! #8001998

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 02, 2009

A well-deserved POTD!
Great capture, Mark!
~Lisa #8002204

Robert Baer October 02, 2009

great image. congrats! #8002444

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 02, 2009

Awesome story telling photo....Congratulations! #8002508

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 02, 2009

Great shot! Congratulations on your POTD..Very well done! #8002647

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 02, 2009

Excellent Mark, very nice exposure and comp. Congrats! #8002675

Susana Ms Heide October 02, 2009

Congratulations on this POTD Mark!! :o) Excellent exposure! #8002740

Mark Dodge October 02, 2009

Awesome exposure control. Very well done, Mark. Congratulations as well. Excellent! #8002790

Dianna Murphy October 02, 2009

Congratulations on your wonderful POTD! #8002850

Joy Rector October 02, 2009

congrats on the POTD #8002888

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe October 02, 2009

Excellent, Mark!! Congratulations on your outstanding POTD!! Awesome exposure!!

Hope this welding was just for the photo! If this is the way he does it all the time he will be very sorry later in life. Those UV rays are extremely hard on a persons skin, I know because I've welded for over 50 years and know what it can do to skin and lungs. #8003177

Nancy J. Locke October 02, 2009

What an AWESOME photo, Mark!!! SUPER Congrats!!! Love the sparks and the UV light arc. Great play of light and shadow.

My hubby was saying the same as what Denny was mentioning above about the UV light skin damage.

Nancy J Locke #8003452

Mark Dijstelberge October 02, 2009

thanks all for your kind comments.

@ Denny and Nancy - He is a real pro and of course has protection one needs for this kind of work. I asked him to put on the sunglasses instead of the helmet. Also the other photo of him grinding wearing just his pants it is not a daily routine for him.

cheers, Mark #8003473

Guy D. Biechele level-classic October 02, 2009

Very dramatic image! Congratulations on your POTD. #8004000

Robert K. Bemus level-classic October 02, 2009

Awesome capture-- congrats on your POTD!! #8004155

Janice Mezzacappa October 03, 2009

Dramatic capture of such dangerous work, huge congrats Mark on your POTD and for capturing such intensity of a welder's job! #8005923

Richard D. Love October 07, 2009

Contratulations, Mark. This looks like a fireworks show in a welding shop!

Rick #8015712

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe October 09, 2009

Superb capture, Mark... CONGRATULATIONS!! Photobucket #8023176

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 23, 2009

on your deserving POTD & FINALIST!!! 8o) #8064368

Dianna Murphy October 29, 2009

Big C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your wonderful FINALIST!!! 8o)
Happy Halloween! Dianna

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 29, 2009

Congratulations on your Finalist! Well done! #8086352

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