Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] out-of-focus backgrounds
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 19:21:53 -0500

Wasn't there a National Geographic photo editor who insisted on having
something red in the picture, such as a red canoe?

dan c.

At 06:46 PM 25-01-01 -0500, Emanuel Lowi wrote:
>While I've sometimes noticed bokeh and all that jazz, while shooting I'm
much more
>concerned about the placement of objects or features in the background,
especially if
>they have a distinctive colour relative to the rest of the background. A
>splotch of red or yellow or whatever somewhere well behind your principal
subject in
>the right spot can add that touch which distinguishes an excellent shot
from the
>ordinary. But perhaps this is elementary for Leicaistes? 
>Emanuel Lowi

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