Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/26

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Subject: [Leica] Re: meters, schmeters
From: Brougham <>
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 06:51:47 -0700 (PDT)

Ted Grant <> wrote:

> Damn I'm glad I'm not alone. That's about the other voices! ;-)

With all the voices, I never have to worry about being lonely!  :)
Don't believe the state-appointed psychiatrist when he claims to be
your friend.  (Shamelessly stolen from Jack Handy's "Deep Thoughts.")

> I just got lucky in the right place at the right time.

You're not nearly modest enough, Ted.  :) Anybody can get lucky.
Anybody can take a fantastic picture.  It takes knowledge, skill, and
perseverence--coupled with luck--to keep producing outstanding any field.

> Hey come on my friend, give yourself some time, no one is a "nobody
> the photo world."

I see no shame in my statement.  I'm known in my community as the guy
who shows up to most of his "little brother's" sporting events with a
big honkin' lense and a small camera with a funny red spot that must
be a toy.  In the end, I don't care if I'm known for my photographic
skills.  I get more satisfaction out of hearing my "little bro" brag
about me or showing my pictures to his buddies than almost anything
else.  I wouldn't trade the huge smile that came across his face when
I gave him an 18x24 print of his team winning a tournament for a front
page cover on a major magazine.  Now, if I could have *both*...

In my profession and in my world, I'm somebody.  But in the world of
photography, I'm a nobody.  And I'm content with that.  For now.  :)

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