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I was attracted by the sound of hammer while venturing into the backdoor of Kashgar as this announces the workshop of Uyghur blacksmiths - skilled smiths use sledge hammer to shape heated steel. A place as steeped in tradition as its history and trade where artisans craft their wares employing methods that have not changed for hundred of years I guess - the tradition that runs through every aspect of the Uyghur way of life from the markets and food to making of tools.

This is the place where their skills have been passed down for many generations who have occupied the same spot, and good to see this old tradition continues.
A close-up portrait as I was trying to capture the flames of the hot work by focusing on his facial features.

Setting: 80mm, 1/60sec, F4.5, ISO Raw 100, 0833 hrs

Additional pictures:
Workshop1: View from different angle
Workshop2: Joint effort

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