Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/21

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Subject: [Leica] Airshow
From: rangefinder at (Didier Ludwig)
Date: Tue Sep 21 14:51:43 2004
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Chris, Kit,

Thanks for the compliments. My "grafic" approach to my photographs comes 
probably from my profession, which is grafic designer (though it is mainly 
webdesign).  Framing the airplanes at the "incoming" side instead at the 
"outgoing" would have been a bit too conservative for me. But others, like 
Ted, have another opinion about this, what I fully respect. It's finally a 
question of personal taste, what you like better.
Thanks again

>I agree with Kit.  Although I've never shot such a subject, I think your 
>intuition and eye for graphic design is wonderfull.  I think it is a 
>brilliant use of the equipment and materials at hand with such a subject.
>Chris Saganich
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kit McChesney
>Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 4:28 PM
>To: 'Leica Users Group'
>Subject: RE: [Leica] Airshow
>I was going to say something about these when Ted gave his critique. In the
>first image, I like the way you framed the planes moving towards the edge;
>intuitively one knows that you are looking up and that they're going
>overhead, but because of the vertical placement of the frame, I get the
>feeling of their rushing downwards, gravity-bound.
>In the second shot, I like the way you framed the images vertically on a
>subject that is moving quickly in a horizontal direction, and left all that
>glorious sky open ... I think it made the images become very graphic, almost
>like a drawing. Denying the forward movement of the planes by putting them
>in a vertical container creates some interesting tension. These are really
>not about the typical airshow experience, and they remind me of images taken
>during WWII from the cockpit of my dad's B-17! Minus the flak! :)
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Didier Ludwig
>Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 11:49 AM
>To: Leica Users Group
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Airshow
>Shure a SLR with a tele would be the best gear for that kind. Most pics
>(not scanned yet) I shot this day were closeups from the pilots and their
>machines at the ground, thats why I had the 75mm on.
>In this shot, it was my intention to have the airplanes not  in the middle
>but in the left side. But I agree with a M6 and the 75mm focal lenghth it's
>an experiment to shoot flying objects.
>Thanks for having a look and commendting!
> >Subject: RE: [Leica] Airshow
> >
> >
> > > Didier Ludwig wrote:
> > > > ><<<<<<<
> >
> >Hi Didier,
> >Comment:
> >
> >get yoursellf an R8 or 9 with motor drive, not the winder as it's a waste
> >tiime with this action. And some long glass for this kind of assignment.
> >
> >It appears you shot too late as the planes are about to crash into the 
> >left
> >hand side of the frame.  A split second or two sooner and you'd have given
> >them clean flying room and the composition would've been stronger.
> >
> >ted

In reply to: Message from saganicc at MSKCC.ORG (Saganich, Christopher/Medical Physics) ([Leica] Airshow)