Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/31

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Subject: [Leica] solo by the Seine... 44
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Sun Oct 31 13:27:32 2004
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B. D. Colen wrote:

> I have to say this one simply doesn't work at all for me - Looking at it
> very carefully, I can see what Steve had in mind when he shot it, but
> what he had in mind - the solitary figure in the landscape - simply
> doesn't translate to the printed image, because the figure is too small
> to have any significance in the finished image - you have to really look
> to find the figure. In fact, the figure is so small and insignificant
> that one could look at this image and think it was just a landscape, and
> then notice the figure and think, 'oh, look at that - I wonder if the
> photographer noticed that person.

a bridge too far, a lens too short.... the figure 
noticed, yes, in fact motivated the shot... but 
still too far,   unless you might come back and 
look at the shot a second  or third time.....

> This image, on the other hand, is a wonderful shot of an isolated figure
> in a land/city scape; an individual, alone with her dog, isolated from
> her fellow Parisians. The owner and dog are small, but they are still
> central to the image, and the curving path takes the eye right to them.
> This is a lovely image - in fact it's one of my favorite "Steve's."
> B. D.

Thanks BD  for your thoughtful appreciation of 
this image...  I am going to work on it further....


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