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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Week 11 Gilbert
From: John Collier <>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 09:02:46 -0700

This the first time I have weighed in with criticism of a Leica-User's
photograph. It is only because I feel that you missed a stunning photograph
by just a few feet. I apologise as I know all to well that hindsight is
20/20 and because I am not sure that I would not have seen it at the time
either. The photograph in question is:

If you had framed it so that the elderly lady was not the horizontally
central figure but the shuttered door/window was, it would be much more
powerful and evocative photograph. I do not know how large the shuttered
door/window is but if it could have been completely included it would have
added a marvellous frame within the frame effect. The elderly lady then
would have been positioned off to the left, walking slightly uphill, no
longer really a part of the frame, and soon to be exiting. If I were you I
would stake this place out until she comes back! Without her, there is no

John Collier

> From: Gilbert Plantinga <>
> A couple of random snaps from Greenwich Village:
> Comments welcome
> Gilbert

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