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Subject: RE: [Leica] PAW week 3 Steve Unsworth
From: "Steve Unsworth" <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 11:30:57 -0000


Thanks for taking the time and effort to write your thoughts.

Personally I prefer week 2 to week 3 - mainly because of the hazy quality of
the light in the background.

The exposure on the Minilux is either automatic or aperture priority. On
this occasion is was set to auto, but it was such a dark morning that I
expect is was at f2.4 anyway. I did intentionally focus on the café in the
background and waited for someone to walk into the shot.

I've had a look at your PAW site and am impressed. A very good range of
subjects in the first 3 weeks. There seems to be a problem with some of the
links. If I'm in a picture and select 'PAW index' I get a blank page. Also
on the index page itself some of the text runs into the black background on
the right hand side.


- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of John Amiet
Sent: 20 January 2002 03:32
To: LUG Messages
Subject: [Leica] PAW week 3 Steve Unsworth

Am just coming up to speed with this years PAW. My review of yours so far.
Steves index is at:

Wk1 I really like. Your best so far. Need I say more.
Wk2 I find ordinary. The left hand girl is looking at the camera which
nearly always annoys me. Sort of lacks anything 'happenig' for me.
Wk2 Al1. I really like this pic. Good interest in a 'happening'. Even thuogh
the forground dominates, it does lend 'reason' to the subject. Good stuff.
Wk2. Al2. Nothing much to say.
Wk2. Alt3. I really like this one. I would like to see more of the empty
road leading to top right. That would give a 'lonely togethrtness' to the
player and listener, but I
realize you probably had to cut because there was probably other people
there that would not help the image. Great as is anyway.
Wk2. Alt4. For me it is 'just being there'. Purely subjective.
Wk3 I like the atmosphere. It looks to me as though the Minilux autofocussed
on the background. Maybe you meant this. I keep looking at the guy with
umbrella and
an pulled back to the shop lights etc. Maybe shutterspeed was just too slow
to 'freeze' the guy. Of course, with the Minilux I don't think you have
control over speeds
do you?
Wk3.Alt1 It is just 'being there'. Too much forground & no real centre of
interest for my eye.
Summary: A good active start to this years PAW. Keep up the speed and
quantity. It will pay off. Hope I can keep up the viewing!!
John Amiet
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
PAW Index:

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