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Subject: [Leica] PAW - Week 3 - SlideOne
From: John Straus <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 18:59:00 -0600

Week 3 here and gone getting around to posting a bit late.
Self Crit: I like the snow blur and the salt patterns on the pavement. The
woman is caught at the right time in front of the tall brick section
avoiding her head from getting lost in the BG. I wish she was running the
other direction to get a little more profile of the face and fighting
against the snow... Overall an ok shot maybe a 6/10...maybe not...
Self Crit: I like the loneliness of the shot & the crossing of the swings.
The big detraction is the two footprints in the snow. Using a slower shutter
speed and having the swings blurred would help a lot too...

Feel free to trash the shots, always looking for good reasons why they don't

I give Self Crits and ratings to write down what I feel, not to boost ego or
the shots. As many have said the photographer can be attached to the shots
for the wrong reasons and their objectivity can be off. This gives me a way
to see how far off I am in judging my own photos. Sometimes I'm on the mark
sometimes I'm WAY off. I often look at stuff I've made prints of months or
years later, all I can say to myself is 'What were you thinking??!!'

A few new (new as in posted not recently shot) shots posted on the main site
as well take a look if you want...
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