Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: FOM2
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 12:52:14 -0500

> Steve LeHuray jotted down the following:
>>  I agree Doug. FOM2 is a fantastic idea that is not getting much response.
>>  And the PAW crowd (myself included) should be posting their pictures there
>>  also. The FOM2 needs more marketing.
> Maybe the format's wrong.  Rather than having us explicitly submit, perhaps
> the coordinator (Alastair?) should request the inclusion of images he thinks
> fit particularly well.  As it has been noted before, photographers are
> notoriously bad editors of their own work.  At least use the two as
> complementary strategies.
> M.
> ........................
> I was all set to submit and then on reading the instructions I
> concluded that I had to have a website to post pics to. Initially, I
> thought we were going to email pics to FOM and they would post them.
> I don't have a website, although I would like to have one, so I'm
> stalled. My guess is that other LUGGERS are also stymied. I don't
> understand why the intermediate site is required. I appreciate AF's
> great work and idea, but, why not just let us post to FOM?
> Bill Lawlor


What I have done to post my pictures on the FOM2 is send them to Alastair as
a e-mail attachment then he must put them on his site, he sent me back a url
and I posted them. Maybe inefficient because I have my own website but I am
only now learning how to upload my weekly PAW pictures via FTP Client to my

And it is probably true that somebody should be deciding what gets posted
onto the FOM2. I think the original intention is we post away for a year
then vote on the best 100. This is going to be a 5 year project ending up
with 500 pictures selected by LUG members.

I am sure Alastair will be chiming in on this, as I think this is a great
idea and LUG members should be taking a closer look at FOM2.