Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/19

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] China pictures by a visiting schoolteacher
From: reid at (Brian Reid)
Date: Sun Sep 19 20:21:51 2004

Yesterday I went to visit my brother and his wife. They live in Bangor, 
Maine. Bruce is the business manager of Dysart's Truck Stop, and Kristine 
teaches 6th and 7th grade social-studies at Cohen Middle School in Bangor.

At one point, I saw a bunch of photo albums and asked if I could look at 
them. Kristine said "A couple of teachers and I took a trip to China last 
year, basically to learn more about it so we could teach it more 
effectively. I took my camera with me and took a few pictures."

I was absolutely spellbound by what I was looking at. These were world-class 
travel pictures. I don't think Kristine had any idea what a good job she had 
done; she has made a few classroom presentations but hasn't really 
distributed them widely. She insisted "I'm a 6th-grade teacher, not a 

She'd had them developed at a place that gave her "high-resolution" scanned 
images along with the prints. I grabbed about 700 of these scanned images 
and took them home with me and added them to my family's web gallery. 
Kristine spent most of her time in the far West of China, in what the locals 
think of as East Turkmenistan.

All 700 of these pictures were taken with a Minolta X-700 using a 35-80 
zoom, on Fuji Superia 200.

You might enjoy looking at them. I didn't do any culling or editing; these 
are just the pictures as they came out of her computer's images folder, in 
whatever order they came out in. There are 16 separate folders, each roughly 
categorized. I picked the folder names based on what she told me about the 

Replies: Reply from dennis at (Dennis Painter) ([Leica] China pictures by a visiting schoolteacher)
Reply from jcb at (JCB) ([Leica] Re: China pictures by a visiting schoolteacher)
Reply from jon.stanton at (Jon) ([Leica] China pictures by a visiting schoolteacher)
Reply from luisripoll at (Luis Ripoll) ([Leica] China pictures by a visiting schoolteacher)
Reply from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] China pictures by a visiting schoolteacher)