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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] PAW 3 Paul (TENSION)
From: Alastair Firkin <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 14:41:40 +1100
References: <006d01c1a20a$cb8135e0$4f6497d4@paul>

>Hello everyone
>Thanks for the Constructive critic on the week 2 shot !!!!!!
>I was trying to be a bit ARTY !!! on the focus bit, trying to convey 
>the importance of my daughters teddy bear to her, thus given the 
>bear the spotlight .
>Background to week 3
>Leica M6TTL 35 ASHP film TMAX 400
>This shot was taken a 100m from the spot the police opened fire on 
>the demonstrators attending the EU summit with Mr bush, in the 
>summer here in Gothenburg.
>The police were very tense after this, and stopped anybody who look 
>remotely like an activist, in this case it was a local dad out with 
>his daughter (word had got out that the militant activists were 
>going to take revenge for the shooting of the 3 demonstrators) you 
>could feel the tension over the whole city.
>I know most of you are going to say their too much going on in the shot,

Wrong for me, as far as I can see, you have cropped in on the action 
well, and made a very strong image and story. You could have excluded 
the additional photographers, and this may have been a more dramatic 
scene, but the inclusion tells more of a story. For me 9/10 ;-) keep 
them coming and consider joining us in FOM2 as well.

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Alastair Firkin

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