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Subject: Re: [Leica] PAW - Week 3 - SlideOne
From: Andrew Schroter <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 21:19:36 -0800
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To me, you shot her from too far away.  Get closer!
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From: "John Straus" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 4:59 PM
Subject: [Leica] PAW - Week 3 - SlideOne

> 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
> speed and having the swings blurred would help a lot too...
> Feel free to trash the shots, always looking for good reasons why they
> work!
> I give Self Crits and ratings to write down what I feel, not to boost ego
> 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
> to see how far off I am in judging my own photos. Sometimes I'm on the
> 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
> as well take a look if you want...
> --
> John
> Chicago, IL
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