Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] PAW wk 19/sl
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 08:11:05 -0500

Don Dory writes:

> Good morning Steve.  Your bar picture,
> seems like you metered including the bright light between the couple causing
> you fits to keep detail in the man's face.

This is an example of why I prefer the incident meter that I use for my
M2/M3 shooting. If I had used the M6ttl the spot meter would have read that
bright light between the two people and stopped the lens down probably 2 or
3 stops giving me no picture at all.

> Unless I completely miss the
> point of the picture to make the man the dark one.

No, I was not thinking that far ahead. I just take an overall read and let
the meter decide.

> Artistically, the
> picture either needs much more space on the right or much less: as the image
> appears  it looks like you framed quickly with whatever lens you had and
> took an image.  So, less space to focus us in on the couple, more space to
> show more environment or alienation.

That is what I did, I saw the shot, had a 28/2.0 and knew that I would have
a composition that established the scene and showed the couple in enough
detail to make them interesting. As far as the space on the right, it looks
right to me, showing the window and the street beyond.
> Just an opinion, art conquers all.
> Don
Thanks for your comments Don.


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