Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Week 11 Gilbert
From: "Ted Grant" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 07:18:21 -0800
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Gilbert Plantinga wrote:
>>>>>>> A couple of random snaps from Greenwich Village:<<<<<

Hi Gilbert,

Quick comments on both pictures;

Smokers: it's the eye contact that spoils this picture as they are now
involved with your camera and not doing what they were doing... talking and
smoking! In effect you saw then, thought it an interesting picture, put
camera to eye... probably took too long focusing and composing and gave
yourself away.

In effect not capturing the "smoking quiet moment." Exposure and compo is OK
it's just the moment is lost because you gave yourself away.

Little old lady:  Exposure looks good... little old lady is too far through
the picture as you have her almost dead centre .  Hopefully there is more on
the neg on the left, if so I'd use it and crop a smidgen off the right. Make
for a slightly better composition balance.

In effect you shot this about three paces too late!

Ted Grant Photography Limited

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