Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/10

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Baby naugas-Warning, Off Topic
From: Jeffrey Hausner <>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 08:15:09 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	quem []
> Sent:	Tuesday, February 09, 1999 5:17 PM
> To:
> Subject:	RE: [Leica] Baby naugas-Warning, Off Topic 
> >>In fact, my 1993 photos to illustrate an article on the annual nauga
> >>hunt were ultimately rejected by "National Geographic" as "...being not
> >>pretty enough and for being too brutal for family consumption..." and
> the
> >>entire article was killed.
> I can certainly empathize with you.  Reminds me of the time my fotos of
> the
> spaghetti harvest from the Italian speaking Ticino area of Switzerland
> were
> rejected by LIFE magazine.  They were magnificent, showing the strands of
> spaghetti dangling from the trees and women going around with baskets
> pulling them off.  For you luggers and luggites, spaghetti cultivation in
> Switzerland is not carried out on anything like the scale of spaghetti
> plantations in the PO Valley.  For the Swiss, however, it tends to be a
> family affair.  It was a bumper year then because of the virtual
> disappearance of the spaghetti weevil.  I had shots of the spaghetti laid
> out to dry in the warm Alpine sun.  Many people are puzzled by the fact
> that spaghetti is produced at such uniform lengths.  But this is simply
> the
> result of many years of patient endeavour by Swiss and Italian plant
> breeders who've succeeded in producing the perfect spaghetti.  For those
> of
> you who love spaghetti, there's few things better in life than freshly
> picked, home-grown spaghetti.
> quem
	No, Quem, one thing is better, its freshly picked, home grown
spaghetti served with roasted skeet.  In fact, I am soon off to Louisiana to
photograph the annual skeet shoot, taking an M6, f4/135 and f2/35 spheric.
I hope to get both the shooters and the protestors in a single frame.  The
wild skeet, as I'm sure you know, is much tastier than the domestic one.