Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/08/17

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Subject: [Leica] The cat came back...
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Tue Aug 17 22:53:44 2004

On 8/17/04 7:27 PM, "Jim McIntyre" <> typed:

> Hello LUG
> I unsubscribed a few weeks ago. I was a little annoyed with some of the
> off-topic chatter, the "cliquish" and self-serving dialogue, and the 
> general
> meandering of the group, etc. More to the point, I posted 5 PAW's in a row,
> and got zero -- nada -- feedback. I'm under no delusions that I'm the next
> HBC, or anything close, but I do think I have something to offer. And I 
> really
> do appreciate feedback -- laudatius or otherwise. The lack of response is
> worse than negative (and hopefully constructive) feedback. It's like 
> talking
> to a dead phone line....
> However, I have been checking the LUG archives, and looking at the posts. 
> I've
> skipped over the more off-topic messages (which admittedly can be quite
> entertaining and educational), stayed away from the vitriolic political
> threads, and checked all the PAW and photograph postings I could. The 
> truth is
> I have valued the feedback I have received in the past, and knowing I had 
> an
> "obligation" to keep up my PAW activities for the LUG kept me active with 
> my
> camera (no small challenge with rebuilding a career and 3 kids...).
> So I'm back. And to put my money where my keyboarding is, I've posted a 
> PAW:
> Slam away, lambaste me for using my nieces and daughter as convenient
> subjects, but please, let me know you took the time to view my work, and by
> all means let know what I can do to improve. No photographer should work in
> vacuum...except to remove the dust from the negatives!
> ciao...
> Jim
Such delightful pretty young girls!
The fact they you are related to them does not offend me.
Is that not peanut butter and jelly jars on the bottom left?
They're not going to put those on their pancakes are they?

I'd have gotten much closer.
To me it's almost like a shot framed with the 50 frameline but the lens was
a 35 somehow. I'm seeing a lot of those lately for some reason. Confluence.

No need for all that negative space as far as I can see. I want to see
faces. Eye nose ear configurations. The ears I can see as there are visual
This I think is very popular subject matter. That meant in nothing but the
most positive way.

Show us more pancake girls! I'm sure you'll get lots of hits.
    A day in the life....
I'm all ears.

I think if you give hints as to what's in your paw. The people who are
interested in that subject matter
Young girls.
Will click in one them if they sound good to them that day,
And your paw will get seen. Maybe even discussed.

Next time shoot your pancakes with a pancake!

I always do.

What is a pancake without blueberries!???

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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