Blacksmith At Work
Image by Mike_tn
Second of two photos for Labor Day 2011
Forging a hammer head and trying to discover lost technique through trial and error.
The rights of the "poor," who may be workers harmed "as a result of the violation of the dignity of human work," include "especially the right to a just wage and to the personal security of the worker and his or her family".
Work is the means by which man exercises dominion over nature, adapts it to his needs, and helps his fulfillment as a human being. Therefore industriousness is a virtue, for "virtue, as a moral habit, is something whereby man becomes good as man.
quote from Pope John Paul II
F5.6 1/160sec 45mm ISO200 Bounce-Flash Nikon D40 on tripod