Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/22

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Subject: [Leica] A modest PAW this week
From: "Mark Davison" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 10:47:51 -0800

A still-life study, raindrops on a window. I took a number of pictures of
the rain on my window, trying to convey the cool elegance of the drops.
Tried various cameras, lenses, points of view, but this moderate closeup
taken with my Bronica medium format camera seemed to give the best balance
between abstract geometry and mood.  The Leica M shots were too far away
(drops too small). Also, the Bronica wide open gives a nice creamy OOF
treatment of the background behind the window (which is itself a window.)

Has anyone else tried the exercise of shooting rain? Its an elusive

A few words on the intent of this photograph--it is intended as art, not
photojournalism, meaning that it might grace a wall, be placed on a card
(perhaps Welcome to Seattle), or used as an illustration to a poem. It is
much more geometric than narrative.

Mark Davison

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