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Timber man
2005-03-17 oochappan

Timber man

Madurai

Turning his hammer while swinging his arm to hit the pushed up chisel, this slim man with muscular arms lined by veins as if he grew up out of timber handled this wood artesian as his own body and soul to become one.(the big glasses to protect his eyes)

Those carpenters come mostly at your home to do the work till finished. They work with an incredible precision at sight.

Once 5 carpenters came to fix the wooden frame of a roof for tiles, I asked them how many days? The leading man said proudly: one day and at 6pm we finish. I liked this challenge and I bet with him .... they finished at 4pm with the tiles put in place, I lost ! I checked, they even used all the old wood jointed in precision swallowtails, incredible. And that finished the first bathroom in the fisherman-village of Devaneri near Mamallapuram.

Canon EOS 1D Mark II ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
ISO-100
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds full exif


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