Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/11/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Tea and conversation
From: "Peter A. Klein" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 17:16:15 -0800

Don:  Actually, the lens is the penultimate Summicron (4?), the one with 
the focusing tab and the detachable hood.  The chromagenic film may 
"smooth" things a bit. Or maybe there's a tad of motion blur.

One problem with the Mischa picture is that it's too big for the screen, 
and you don't see the teacup on the table unless you scroll down.  I should 
have reduced it more.  But I like onscreen pictures not to be too 
small--vertical pictures especially can lose something if they fit a normal 
browser window.  So I usually try to make my vertical pictures just fit on 
IE5 in full screen mode at 1024x768, if they can take that degree of 
enlargement. But it was late and I divided by 4 instead of 5 or 
6.  Regardless, I love the out-of-focus gesturing hands in this picture

Funny you should mention the kitchen counter in the Yulia picture.  With 
all the talk here about getting closer and cropping out nonessential 
details, I tried cropping the cabinet more heavily, and even getting rid of 
as much of the table as possible.  But it didn't look right. So I trusted 
my instincts.  Context matters.

- --Peter Klein
Seattle, WA

At 12:50 AM 11/27/2001 -0800, "Don Dory" <> wrote:
>Peter, the optical signature looks like a first generation Summicron.  Is
>that so?  I think the image of Yulia works better as in this case the
>additional information from the kitchen counter adds to the image.  The
>Mischa image would require captioning or be part of a series to fully
>2 yen
>Don Dory

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