Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/04/28

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Subject: [Leica] Just for fun, now cropping.
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 07:51:29 -0700
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On Apr 28, 2009, at 7:49 AM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

> Ansel spend the last 33.3 years of his shooting life cropping  
> rectangles
> from square format negs. A totally common approach.
> Till he met Gretel.
> Some of my main images are verticals cropped from horizontals out of  
> 35mm
> film.
> That's portraits outa landscapes.
> A more uncommon but certainly heard of non approach.


you know, all this about cropping is a bit like looking at the hole  
instead of the donut,

a not unreasonable analogy,


> Mark William Rabiner
>> From: Ken Carney <kcarney1 at>
>> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 20:14:18 -0500
>> To: 'Leica Users Group' <lug at>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] Just for fun, now cropping.
>> Steve,
>> Sounds like the same old crop to me :).  First photographers  
>> wrestled with
>> the demons of burning and dodging, until now should I use GAF 500  
>> "film" in
>> Exposure 2?  And you sometimes still hear "a cropped photo is a  
>> ruined
>> photo".  I think that some of the experts would have been better as  
>> nuns
>> breaking rulers over the wrists of miscreants, instilling  
>> guilt...just my
>> take.  I know there is some thought that a photo should be a faithful
>> representation of the scene, but why, unless you are making a  
>> documentary
>> photo?  What would "Moonrise" have looked like before AA manned up  
>> and
>> dunked the bottom half of the neg in chromium intensifier?
>> Ken
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