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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Jonathan's paw 18
From: "J. Gilbert Plantinga" <>
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 11:46:38 -0400

Ted, I think Allan was referring to the composition, using the wide lens 
to include the context surrounding the subject, though I'm certainly not 


On Saturday, May 11, 2002, at 11:00  AM, Ted Grant wrote:

> Allan Wafkowski wrote:
>>>> I'm glad you kept it open so we can see what is happening around the
>> subjects. Nice.<<<
> Sorry Allan I don't quite understand what you mean >>> " I'm glad you 
> kept
> it open so we can see what is happening" <<<<
> Is this not the light creating the effect of openness?  It does appear 
> to be
> an overcast soft light day or the smog level is very high and this is
> causing a soft boxing light effect.
> Or do you mean he created an exposure to make it look like it was a 
> softly
> lit day? Or do you mean he developed the film and made a print with a 
> soft
> light effect to keep it open.?
> I'm just curious as how this could be done, because in many cases of 
> outdoor
> sunshine days I'd like to have this kind of light effect, so if there's 
> some
> kind of exposure method to cause this soft, no shadow openness I'd sure 
> like
> to know how to achieve it.   Thank you.
> ted

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