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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Lea's PAW #3
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 12:01:39 -0800
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> I am making an issue out of this because I think it is one of the real
> failings of many many folks taking still photos today - they tend to believe
> that a photo conveys information that they have that is not in the photo.
> Anyway, nice shot - :-)
> B. D.
Or that it is a better photo because of that?
But does it really have to be better?
No it doesn't really have to be better? The point is the shot like this
has a much more special meaning to the photographer that it's not going
to have to others.
Explaining it at the bottom in a caption doesn't level it.

It is a pretty nice grab portrait though. If we ignore the black hair
melding with the black left side of the background.
Am I saying that photos which mean more to us than they do to others
have no place in this forum?
No i am not. 

But it's nice to try to go for photos which stand by themselves and have
meaning to others more. Which communicate effectively.
Looks like I'm agreeing with BD on this one.

Mark Rabiner
Portland, Oregon USA
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