Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/29

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Studio Flash Help
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed Sep 29 13:15:02 2004

>> What does it matter if it's natural or not if the image looks good?  Here
>> is some text from Lotte H. Eisner's book "The Haunted Screen":
>> "The double lighting is definitely a violation - a violation of nature, if
>> you like.  But if it is a violation of nature, I add immediately that it 
>> is
>> superior to nature.  I say that this is a master stroke, and proves that
>> with genius art is not entirely subject to the necessities imposed by
>> nature but has laws of its own." -- Goethe, during a discussion on a 
>> Rubens
>> landscape in which two sources of light can be seen: Eckermann"s
>> Conversations, 1827.
>> Alan

Rubens probably used a Camera Obscura on the Split Shift.

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

In reply to: Message from s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov) ([Leica] Re: Studio Flash Help)