Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] PAW 24 (Nathan)
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 09:33:36 -0500

> Nathan wrote:
>>>> Last week the summer came to Zurich, at least sporadically. There was
>> the usual outpouring of lightly clad people in the parks and on the
>> lakeshore, but one elderly gentleman obviously was not going to change
>> his dress code just because of the weather:
> Hi Nathan,
> A good bit of seeing and reacting to the moment.
> What happens sometimes with the "street photographer" eye is, he or she only
> sees the couple on the wall or the man on the bench and too often miss the
> complete picture of the subject contrast.       But yours works beautifully.
> Now for the nit pick part! ;-)  In the background, right behind the couple's
> head is a light with red banner that take ones eye right past them at first
> glance, unfortunately once seen, it continues to be a distraction each time
> you look at the picture..


My man, you sure have a quicker eye than I do, I did not even see that
little red spot until you mentioned it. Looks like I need to slow down and
learn how to 'look' at a photograph.

> How do you get away from it at the moment of shooting and not give yourself
> away as a "visual distraction" to the couple or old chap with the paper?
> Not likely much, as this is a see it, react, shoot! And damn the
> distractions. Given today's PhotoShop the red flag would be easily removed.
> Even though the red dot is there at the moment, the picture content is
> powerful enough a viewer can live with it.
> ted
> Ted Grant Photography Limited