Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/05/31

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Subject: RE: [Leica] so have you been good?
From: "Jay Burleson" <>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 22:59:18 -0700

It never fails. Right in the middle of several intense discussions of
"cropping" and "giving up the Leicas", something happens that really shows
us how trivial it all is...
My condolences, Brian.

Jay Burleson
"There is a thin line between coincidence and fate, my friend."
UPDATED 5-30-01:

- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Brian Reid
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 05:23 PM
Subject: [Leica] so have you been good?

My father died last weekend; his funeral was yesterday. I've been very
distracted and have not been reading the LUG. I might choose not to go
back and read a week's worth of LUG unless there's some
tempest-in-a-Nikor that I need to know about.

Yes, I had my Leica in the room when he died. No, I haven't developed
the film yet. I exposed Tri-X at 800 and I've never done push processing
before; I'm going to do some reading before I pour any chemicals. ICUs
are dark places.

I'm going to write a message about the actual photography in a while.
I must confess that while I was taking pictures, I kept remembering
Tina Manley saying that she liked to use Leicas because they can take
pictures in the dark.

I think the LUG archive search engine is broken; it seems to be
returning only matches from Volume 19. Damn. It takes about 30 hours of
computer time to regenerate the index. Maybe after I recover from this
trip I can figure out what's wrong without having to rebuild the whole
search index.