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I don't agree. I like the fact that the person is small in relation to the size of the frame; it forces you spend a little longer looking at and therefore thinking about the photograph and actually emphasises the title. Also, waiting for a boat would have just meant that the picture would look like the photographer waited for a boat. The way it is now, there's nothing to break up the geometry. If you look at it hard enough, you'll notice that everything, river, path, trees and houses point to the same convergence point which is just around the bend of the river. The more I look at it the more I think that there couldn't have been a better viewpoint for this photograph. If only there weren't any cars it would be 100% perfect but unless you have a special relationship with the Paris traffic authorities, there's not a lot you can do about that. Neil -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Ted Grant Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 8:24 PM To: Leica Users Group Subject: Re: [Leica] solo by the Seine... 44 Steve Barbour showed: Subject: solo by the Seine... 44 > http://www.leica-gallery.net/barbour/image-76162.html >> ahhhh Paris, just a few weeks ago...<,,, Hi Steve, As much as I like the overall feel of the picture, the soloist is too far away from your camera position. Because when I first looked, my re-action was,... "What the heck is he talking about, solo?" And it wasn't until I began looking tighter and tighter at the picture did I find the soloist and I understood what your title meant. However, the guy is too small. How about if one could re-shoot ;-) yeah right. :-) And we put the soloist in the 2nd or 3rd sun light area from the foreground and you went vertical as one thought? But in this situation I'd definitely shoot horizontal and vertical just in case later on the light table, one could decide which had the best visual effect and composition. Another first re-action was..... "where the hell is the boat Steve?" As I felt the water area was too big and empty and really needed something in it, one of those tour boats or small commercial vessels cruising along would be about right. But not too close to the camera position. And a couple or single person, naw this is Paris and that's the city of couples. So a couple it is, reaching the top of the stairs on the way up or down, but just caught in the sunlight at the top. In either they'd be silhouetted anyway. Actually this is one of those locations where you need extra time on your hands to wait for the HCB "DECISIVE MOMENT!" The location has great potential and there are many different photo situations just waiting for the "extras" to do there walk on moment. HCB would find a spot like this and merely wait for the extras to fall into the right decisive moment! ted _______________________________________________ Leica Users Group. See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This message is intended only for the personal and confidential use of the designated recipient(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this message you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. This communication is for information purposes only and should not be regarded as an offer to sell or as a solicitation of an offer to buy any financial product, an official confirmation of any transaction, or as an official statement of Lehman Brothers. Email transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free. Therefore, we do not represent that this information is complete or accurate and it should not be relied upon as such. All information is subject to change without notice.