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Subject: [Leica] Black and White v. Color redux
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Sun May 9 06:11:35 2004

Today's New York Times Magazine contains a portfolio of eight
Kodachromes from the FSA archives, mostly by Jack Delano and Russell Lee
- If ever a group of photos proved the Ted Grant dictum, this is it.
While one Russell Lee and one Delano are quite striking as color photos,
none have anywhere near the power they would have in black and white.
Instead, they simply look like photos of clothing and settings, or shots
from family albums.

B. D.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Peter Dzwig
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 8:35 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] On Palomar Mountain


thanks for the photos. I don't have qualms about angles, but then I like
you was 
brought up with shots from Palomar. Great to see it and to hear that it
is still 
very much in the scientific front-line.


Adam Bridge wrote:

> Last week, while in Southern California, I took the BMW up to the top 
> of Palomar Mountain (what a wonderful drive) where the 200 inch Hale 
> Telescape still does science for Cal Tech.
> For me this is ascending to a childhood heaven. The telescope 
> experienced first light in 1948, the year of my birth, and I grew up 
> with images of it and the spectacular images it revealed.
> Here are some images!
> As you walk up a path from the parking lot, past the small museum, you

> get this view of dome:
> <>
> I love that the top of the mountain has these wonderful small trees 
> and bushes to give a sense, not only of scale, but also of life 
> surrounding this instrument for peering out toward the birth of time.
> Walking closer:
> <>
> The structure was designed in the late 30s or early 40s. The surface 
> of the lower building is textured and has an art deco sensibility.
> Standing at the base of the stairs:
> <>
> A view of the dome:
> <>
> All taken with M6 ttl, 35mm sumicron f/2, on TMAX100 @ 100 in XTOL 1:1

> at 20F following the recommended Kodak agitation.
> I got there and desperately wished for my selection of filters. These 
> are without a red or orange filter.
> You criticism and comments would be very valuable.
> Adam
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Replies: Reply from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] used photo books.)
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