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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Michael's PAW for week 3
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 21:18:35 +0100
References: <003601c1a1e5$bddfd470$ed4eef9b@tokamak>

Fun shot...the guy looks really interested ;-) Just like me when I am in a
shopping mall with my wife.


Michael Abbott wrote:

> 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.
> Michael
> ---------------------------------
>   Michael Abbott
>    Johannesburg, South Africa
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