Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/27

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Subject: [Leica] Where my Leica's have taken me this week
From: Harrison McClary <>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 1998 20:19:28 -0500

Just thought I would recount what all I have done with my Leicas this 
past week.

Last Monday I spent the day on the phone scheduling photo shoots in 
Jackson and Hopkinsville, Ky.  

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I went to Jackson, Tn. and shot around 
20 rolls of velvia on things ranging from Miss America 1996 talking to 
middle school students (she is a very cute and friendly lass, I spent 
about an hour just hanging out with her...heck I am no idiot I am only a 
few years older and now single again so why not hang out with Miss 
America?) to shooting corn growing in fields, to kids working in 
greenhouses to handicapped students in a bus learning how to make it in a 
world not set up to deal with handicapped people, and on and on.

On Friday I went up to Hopkinsville for a job in a factory for a shoot 
set up through my agent.  It was in a plant who makes parts for cars who 
has won an award for being one of the best facilities in the industry in 
the country.  It was a very fun shoot.  I had to light everything 
extensively as the plant was those horrible orange lights.  I shot 
welding robots, inspectors checking auto frames, an electro painting 
process where I was only a few feet from a paint bath charged with 220 
volts of electricity....a hair raising experience to say the least.

On Sunday I covered the Panthers v Packers NFL game.  Quite better than 
last year. 1. it was a day game with field temps around 100 degrees F 
instead of the night game with temps of 30 or less last year. (I like it 
hot MUCH better than cold...I am a true southern boy) &  2. The Panthers 
only lost by 7 points and were threatening from the 15 at the end of the 
game, and actually lead for a while.

All in all it has been a good week and shows the variety of the 
interesting things I get to see using my Leicas.  I would not trade it 
for anything.  I can think of no other career where you get this 
diversity in life.  I have seen places and met people and gone places 
people never get to go, or if they do they spend a lot of money to go 
there, and I got paid to do it.

Heck I would have hung out with Miss America for no charge, but to get 
paid to spend time with her was icing on the cake!

Hope everyone else's week were as fun and rewarding as mine was.

Next week will be a drag as I will have to edit and caption all of the 
stuff I shot last where did my weekend go????

Harrison McClary
reporting in from Asheville, NC...will be back home tomorrow...FINALLY!