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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] WAS Digest V3 #358, Now light discussion? long!
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 23:15:04 -0400

> Do I detect a touch of sarcasm here? You getting a little testy
> son? And as
> far as saying a dumb thing like, "so I can get just that proper shaft of
> God's light while the patient dies.>>>>>>>>> is bloody insulting!
> When you've had the amount of time I've had in OR's, hospitals
> and produced
> an award winning book on the medical profession, then maybe you can make
> comments about patients dying while I or you wait for "God's light!".
> End of conversation!
> Ted Grant
> This is Our Work. The Legacy of Sir William Osler.

A. Right on, Ted!
B. There are few places with as interesting "natural light" - if we include
as "natural" the light that comes with the scene without using twinkies - as
hospitals. O.R's can be fabulous - challenging, yes, but fabulous. While
spending about six weeks in a suite of O.R. doing the research for my book,
O.R. (words, not pixs) I shot a zillion rolls of color neg film to give me
photos to look at while I wrote. While some of the colors are pretty off -
lots of green - some of the effects are terrific.
C. The "trick" in the O.R., as Ted will atest, is being there to take photos
without being there as an intrusive presence - which is where Ms - without
twinkies - are terrific.