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Subject: [Leica] Conformity in Athens NOW BEING A SHOOTER!
From: jem.kime at (
Date: Fri Aug 20 03:34:14 2004

I loved that line about 'working when you take the pictures'!
It reminded me of a trip I took from Manchester, England, to the Canary 
Islands (in the Atlantic) one day - I was a TV director, similar though 
different to shooting still photos.
We rose at 4.30 a.m. travelled to the airport for a 5.30 r.v and a 6 a.m 
start. Filmed the briefing of a trainee steward and boarded a flight around 
Arrived at Gran Canaria and informed our crew would not be allowed off the 
plane, there was a high security status that day due to visiting diplomats. 
Waited on board plane 4 hours on baking hot runway.
Tried to depart around 6p.m. but third jet wouldn't start, ran close to 
close-down time due to possible over-hours by pilots but departed around 
Got back at gone midnight, something like a 20 hour day and so hot and 
The crowning glory came from the expenses department who returned my form 
saying I hadn't claimed for an overnight. I said we hadn't stayed anywhere 
for an overnight and she replied, 'You went all the way to the Canaries and 
didn't stay over?'
Now, who on earth would do a thing like that?!

Only nutters,

> From: Ted Grant <>
> Date: 2004/08/20 Fri AM 05:23:05 GMT
> To: Leica Users Group <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Conformity in Athens NOW BEING A SHOOTER!
> B. D. Colen said:
> Subject: RE: [Leica] Conformity in Athens NOW BEING A SHOOTER!
> > People's view of what that life is like reminds me of the view people
> > have of my traveling as a reporter....Wow! You got to go to Amsterdam
> > for 10 days? Wow -<<<<<<,
> Hi B.D.,
> Same here... "Are you ever lucky going to the Olympics, I bet you had a lot
> of fun watching the games!" "Yeah right at 4 a.m.! waiting for swimming to
> start at 10 a.m. ! :-(
> > 
> " No! Do you go to work with your husband every day?" She even had one
> person say to her... "oh you mean he works when he's taking pictures?" ;-)
> Yep there really are some pretty stupid people on this planet of ours. :-)
> So B.D. you and others on this list who travel in their profession can
> relate to this very easily.:-)
> ted
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