Once a year many blacksmiths come to the Kiekeberg Museum to show visitors the old craftsmanship. In the old blacksmith’s shop from 1844 (however, in the condition of 1970, because the original furnishings from this time have been preserved) the blacksmiths from Tiedgen and Schmalz show their skills many times. This time Mr. Tiedgen was at the forge with his apprentice. After I had taken the first photo, I was fascinated to put the red hair of the young blacksmith illuminated from the forge suitably in the picture. Fortunately, not the entire back wall was illuminated by the blacksmith’s fire, as the chimney cast a wide shadow cone against the wall above the fire. This had to become the suitable background for my forging portraits.
But there was another very nice high-contrast picture. Next to the forge:
Many thanks to Mia H. for letting me take the pictures of her and publish them here in my blog.