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Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 6 January 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The odd activity that I can't fully explain to you quite yet caused me to spend a day with this lovely lady
Shelley Thomas runs the both The Forge near to Kew Bridge Steam Museum, as well as a great little bespoke jewellery workshop almost next to it. I guess as she does everything from massive heavy projects down to mounted gemstomes, she must be a Heavy Metal Rock Chick!
Learn more about her here

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 1/125 second F/4.0 ISO 3200 102 mm

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

An incredible craftswomen!

6 Jan 2013 5:20am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great capture
well done indeed

6 Jan 2013 7:16am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Superb portrait!

6 Jan 2013 7:30am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Cool very interesting lady

6 Jan 2013 7:39am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous portrait!

6 Jan 2013 7:59am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great portrait, the lady has style

6 Jan 2013 8:11am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful image - my Spotlight nomination for today

6 Jan 2013 8:59am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb portrait and the mystery just goes on !

6 Jan 2013 9:21am

Devi from Chennai, India


I was happy to read your response yesterday !! I guessed !!
More such quiz shots , Chris !!
I/ll come here again in a while....

6 Jan 2013 9:27am

Devi from Chennai, India


6 Jan 2013 9:30am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent portrait and so rich in black and white, these deep black tones provide great contrasts Chris.
I like the look of her furniture creations, don't know where she fits the bullets into her day though :-)

6 Jan 2013 9:30am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

If it were not for the fog this morning, I could see the Museum from here . . I might shuffle over there later and see if she can remove these shackles I am in . . A totally brilliant professional working portrait here, Chris.

6 Jan 2013 10:02am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Brillante B&W Aufnahme. 5*

6 Jan 2013 10:23am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide portrait, superbe travail. Bon dimanche.

6 Jan 2013 10:26am

David from Avranches, France

Great portrait, and a great craftswoman.

6 Jan 2013 10:29am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent B/W from someone who professes to prefer colour:) My guess is she makes stage stuff for your Metal bands

6 Jan 2013 10:47am

@grouser: Nope!!!! Have a look in the blog section of my website for another hint....

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Beautiful portrait have to listen to her !!

6 Jan 2013 11:02am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

I adore this determined expression I see here. One of your best portrait shots! Thumbs up *****

6 Jan 2013 11:21am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

An excellent portrait, and a beautiful Black and White. Now I understood the relationship between the two latest posts. I like this photo a lot, she is very beautiful.
Good Sunday.

6 Jan 2013 11:26am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An excellent workplaces and a curious history. I like the picture! Great job as always... Best regards, Adela

6 Jan 2013 11:53am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Shelley's been at this for years, judging by the younger blonde on her website. ;D
There's obviously lots more to tell of your day spent with her.

6 Jan 2013 1:15pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Extraordinary image.

6 Jan 2013 1:37pm

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Marvelous portrait.

6 Jan 2013 2:05pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Post War Orchestra?

6 Jan 2013 4:52pm

@grouser: Couldn't possibly comment!

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

An extraordinary portrait!
A fanfastic expression!
reat capture

6 Jan 2013 4:55pm

jean pierre from paris, France

une merveille ce portrait!! amitiés

6 Jan 2013 6:24pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I think you have captured her personality very well with this portrait.

6 Jan 2013 7:22pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

I like the single finger visor technique.

6 Jan 2013 8:07pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

See this wonderful woman working metal and seem very happy. Thanks for your words Chris!

6 Jan 2013 10:25pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!

6 Jan 2013 11:29pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I was so impressed I forgot to give this image 5 Stars. Corrected that.

7 Jan 2013 5:18am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

est-ce que je dois mais obëir!!!lol

7 Jan 2013 9:04am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Magnificent shot. Her eyes sparkle and the actions and gesture you capture make this a special portrait.

7 Jan 2013 10:01am

franz from Baden, Austria

great capture, very appealing! i do admire the clarity and acuity in your images !!!

7 Jan 2013 8:24pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

What a fantastic portrait - a real top-notch shot, Chris!

8 Jan 2013 1:22am

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Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
1/125 second
ISO 3200
102 mm