Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/05/25

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Subject: [Leica] The Critic Should Climb Down Off His Horse
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Tue May 25 11:08:19 2004

I may be wrong - of course - but I'll bet that the description is wrong.
I'll be that what the contact sheets show is that HCB spotted that
puddle, that situation, saw the image he wanted, and staked it out,
shooting person after person trying to make the leap. And eventually he
got the image he had already created in his mind.

You or I would have walked by the puddle and thought, "hmmmm, that's a
lot of standing water." :-)

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Tim Atherton
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 1:53 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] The Critic Should Climb Down Off His Horse

> Aw, come on, Tim - The advertising photographers who "every day of the

> week" produce images of "matchless brilliance...." AND... Who do it by

> seeing something before them in the world - not something the set up 
> in a studio ... And who captured that "something," no matter how many 
> shots it took.

Okay, there was supposed to be a smiley, but what's the difference
between that and getting a guy to jump over a puddle 36 times?

If I was doing a commercial shot outdoors I might well do that.

(this is assuming the description of the contact sheets was correct)


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