Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/06/30

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Subject: RE: [Leica] M7 Photo
From: Tina Manley <images@InfoAve.Net>
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 14:09:50 -0400
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At 10:52 AM 6/30/02 -0700, you wrote:
>You just pointed the camera at the scene, did not especially meter the faces
>or something else, and this is what you got?

No, I pointed the camera at the floor to meter.  In tricky lighting 
situations, I try to find something that's about neutral gray - usually the 
floor or grass.
The great thing about the M7 is that you don't have to fiddle with the 
aperture or shutter speed.  Just leave the aperture where you want it, 
point the camera at neutral gray, depress the shutter half-way to lock the 
exposure and re-frame the shot.  It's all much faster than it sounds and 
every frame that I took with the M7 is perfectly exposed.   I saved lots of 
film and got lots more usable shots.


>This is really exceptional......I am not convinced that I understand the
>technical results, but the aesthetic results are truly terrific... a very
>soft feeling of closeness of the 3....

Thanks, Frank.  They were a really nice family to stay with.  The mountain 
village reminded me of the South when I was growing up.  Lots of children 
roaming from house to house, playing marbles in the yard, chasing 
fireflies.  All of the adults sat on the porch after supper and talked 
while watching the children.  There's something to be said for living 
without electricity!


Tina Manley, ASMP

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