Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] OK Walter, I'll Bite
From: (N. B. Watson)
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 18:20:23 EST

Why the only type of photography I've never done is PJ: my idea of the
proper equipment for shooting fires, explosions and violence would be a
600 f/4 with stacked 2x converters poking through a hole cut in the side
of an armoured truck parked a minimum of one city block out of harm's
way.  I plan to live to be a very old chicken.  My hat is off to the boys
and girls in the trenches.


On Mon, 16 Nov 1998 15:04:56 -0600 "James Harrison" <>
>>"I'd love to hear more about their experiences, stories, travels, 
>>drunken stupors, etc. and a hell of a lot less about the DAMN 135 
> I was manager for a USAF photolab for four years..Always on call for
>accidents, murders, suicides, and promotions of the Air Force people.. 
> Got
>called to an aircraft crash site one day.  A T-38 jet trainer had lost 
>power over town (Wichita Falls Tx)  both flyers ejected, the aircraft 
>into an apartment complex.  Dayschool, and Church on either side of 
>crash site..  Raining, fire hoses, jet fuel all around, building and
>aircraft still on fire.  I shot the site with a M-6, and a M-2.  Local 
>and then national media showed up.  The media with digital cameras had 
>wait for better conditions, I just shot the scene..cheers;;jh

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