Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Q for the pros
From: "Bryan Willman" <>
Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 16:15:58 -0700

Donal - what sorts of cameras are you shooting this with?
You use motors heavily, I take it?  Do you use aqua-housings
or bags, or are you just really careful not to drop stuff?

- -----Original Message-----
From: Donal Philby <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, May 06, 1998 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Q for the pros

>I remember seeing perfect alignments of skiier and boat go by while we
>were trying to get our distances sorted out before we tired out the
>skiier.  I shot two people on a tube being drug behind the boat driven
>by the guy who is the test pilot for these things, he swirls around and
>back across wakes and I am braced semi-standing in a little runabout
>doing hard turns and trying to keep tube and people in focus and
>framed.  I have a couple sequences of framed tube, then sky, water,sky,
>bit of tube, out of focus rear deck, tube with people all in mid air
>flying and totally out of focus.  
>So I have a trashcan full of rejects and the balance went out FedEx last
>night to Seattle.
>Gimme a J-boat anyday!
>Maybe I'll post a few on web site in a couple days.
>Donal Philby
>San Diego