Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/04

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Subject: [Leica] was Arriverderci now off topic Swissair 111
From: "Robert G. Stevens" <>
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 1998 22:37:05 -0300


Just a bit of topic but, I live in Halifax and about 20 miles from where
the plane went down.  It crashed in the ocean about  seven miles offshore
from a quaint fishing village and tourist attraction, Peggys Cove.  I had
some scans of pictures I took of the Villiage with my Leica (on topic) over
the spring and summer.  In the first picture, to the right of the
lighthouse is a large restaurant and gift shop which is now the control
center for the search.  The plane crash area would be to the right of the
light house and towards the horizon.  The picture was taken at dusk with a
90mm tele-Elmarit.

This next one was taken with a 17mm tamron and a graduated ND filter.  The
foreground was in deep shadows without it.

The last picture is that of a local fishermen who is wathching his son and
granson launch a small boat down the ramp.  It was taken with the 180 3.4
APO which is now the prowd possesion of Ting Lee.

Peggyscove is one of the most photographed places in Eastern Canada and can
be very picturesque.

I would not worry too much about your flight.  You probably have a better
chance of striking it rich in a Lottery than being in a plane crash.


Robert Stevens

At 11:53 AM 9/4/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Dear Luggers,
>I have been passively lurking these past few months after having
>received several useful tips from Luggers related to my forthcoming
>Anniversary trip to Italy, Germany and a bit of France (Paris). I plan
>to travel relatively light and bring two M6 bodies with 28, 35, 50 and
>90mm lenses.  The recent crash of Swissair flight 111 has given  my wife
>and I some pause but we will  take off  Monday for Rome followed by
>Florence, Venice, Munich, Bavaria, Solms (to keep this on topic) and
>Paris.  There will not be time for Photokina unfortunately.  Thanks to
>all who have given me Leica and film advice.  The recent posts
>notwithstanding, the LUG is a great bunch of  men and women whom I'll
>miss over the next three weeks.  Hope to be back on-line the 26th of
>Paul T. Collura