Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Inauguration photos
From: Simon Stevens <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 21:22:13 -0500

Thanks to everyone who took the time to take a look at my inauguration
photos and commenting on them. I received some very valuable feedback
off list, and some comments on list to which I'd like to briefly
respond. First of all while I didn't realize I caught Tony after a quick

trip to Burger King, I was on the lookout for Herrn Fischer in case he
started duffing up one of our fine officers of the law. But I guess I
missed that one. :-)

Mike D asked about carrying a notebook. I'm much too lazy to do any such

thing, but I'm fairly sure of the exposures in this case. For one thing
I processed them just a few hours after taking them. For another, I only

actually shot one roll, so there's not a lot to remember. I also tend to

be pretty deliberate about choosing a shutter/aperture combination.
Maybe this comes from the fact that until last year I had no camera with

a built in meter. Or I could just be too wrapped up in technical
irrelevancies, I don't know

Wilber was nice enough to comment on my printing. Thanks! There's not a
lot to say about it, however. I print on a condenser enlarger, rarely do

anything fancy like split printing and other than a bit of normal
dodging and burning, these are straight prints. One thing, though, I'm
very grateful to the LUG for turning me on to XTOL. Since I made the
switch my negatives almost print themselves. I just hope the new Delta
400 reacts as well as the current film does.

I'm curious: The weather really was horrible. Was I the only LUGGER dumb

anough to be out there?

Simon Stevens

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