Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/20

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Subject: [Leica] Michael's PAW for week 3
From: "Michael Abbott" <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 21:07:42 +0200

I seem to be numbering things a bit differently to the other PAWers... my
week 3 shot over here:

I spent friday afternoon and saturday morning in a few shopping malls, my
first real attempt at street photography. (I'm not brave enough to try real
streets here, but that's another discussion.)

Mostly I was just trying to get over sticking a camera in people's faces.
Only one person objected (at a distance,) one asked what I was up to, one
asked to have her picture taken (and emailed to her.) Only one security
guard objected, when I was hanging around getting an address from the woman
who asked, but he wasn't seroius and he belonged to a shop not the centre in
any case.

These were all with an SLR and 50/1.4 on cheap 400 colour print film, mostly
1/60 at f/2.8. I soon gave up on adjusting for bright and dark regions, the
film seemed to handle it fine. Focusing fast enough is pretty hard,
especially close in.

Comments would be appreciated.


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  Michael Abbott
   Johannesburg, South Africa

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