Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/21

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Lea's PAW #3...BD
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 09:37:25 -0500

<That is what I conveyed...that she is happy the decision is behind her. The
shots of the days leading up to this one (from my pic a day series) show us
traveling, hoteling in MN and visiting the college. So yes, taken in context
of the entire project (of which my paw images are only weekly snippets),
<this image will show exactly what was going on.

I'm sorry, Lea, but none of what you have explained is conveyed in that
photograph - to anyone but you and your daughter. It is also not conveyed in
the context of having seen the previous PAWs of your daughter. It is a nice
informal portrait of a smiling girl - not a girl bursting with glee, not a
girl jumping up and down waving her arms, not a girl who has traveled to MN,
visited colleges, etc. etc. - just a happy girl smiling.

Unfortunately, explaining does not make it so.

B. D.

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 1:22 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Lea's PAW #3

: Lea:
: >
: For give me for being an old grump - but - in some ways, the comments
: have made about the need to separate the hair from the background are
: compared to the caption issue. What this is is a nice informal shot of a
: pretty young girl. No matter what you do, it does not and will not have
: anything to do with college admissions, decision making, etc. etc. -
: to you. If you wanted to tell a story about the call, you needed to set
: something up - perhaps a series of a couple shots showing her on the
: perhaps with the college catalogue in one of the photos. Even that
: convey what you have in your caption, but it would come closer.
: 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
: that a photo conveys information that they have that is not in the photo.
: Anyway, nice shot - :-)
: B. D.
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