Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/20

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Subject: [Leica] PAW3
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Thu Jan 20 20:09:42 2005

GOOOOD catch, Dave - I was using a 100-400 zoom - In most cases it was
at 300-400. I tried getting right up to people, and got no where. So
since this was an assignment, the alternative was to use a longer lens.
But I think I ended up with some decent street portraits, so... But
again, you caught it right off... :-)

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
David Mason
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 8:30 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] PAW3

I like the main shot a lot. I do have one question though - when taking
these shots what focal length were you using? They seem quite candid and
most of the shots of yours I am familiar with have a more intimate
nature to them.


On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 19:30:41 -0500, B. D. Colen <>
> The assignment was to shoot smokers. So after quite a bit of thought, 
> I decided to leave my Glock home and took cameras instead. ;-) The 
> location was the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan. And I 
> discovered how difficult it can be to shoot in post-9.11 America - I 
> was hassled by a PA cab dispatcher, a lone cop, and a pair of cops - 
> all of whom warned me that it's illegal to photograph the bus 
> terminal, or shoot in the direction of the bus terminal. In their 
> defense, all were exceedingly polite, and when I suggested that I 
> point outwards from the terminal, all left me alone. But obviously it 
> didn't dawn on any of them
> - or the morons who give them their orders, that it's far more likely
> that one of the countless suitcases being wheeled through the
> doors will contain enough high explosives to kill hundreds and perhaps
> take down the building, than it is that someone photographing the
> building poses a threat.
> But that aside - PAW3 and three alternates are at 
> Comments, critiques, etc.....welcome...
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [ ] On Behalf
> Chandos Michael Brown
> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 6:23 PM
> To: 'Leica Users Group'
> Subject: [Leica] Three tries at one image
> The other night I exposed about 30 frames at ISO 800 with the Olympus 
> E1, in part because I'm trying to capture something I see every day 
> and in part because I'm messing around with an all digital workflow.  
> These were made with the Zuiko 11-22/2.8-3.5, at the focal length of 
> 22.  They were exposed at 1/20-1/30 @ 3.5 and mildly cropped to reduce

> the clutter in the room.
> I experimenting with PhaseOne's Capture Pro for RAW conversion into 
> PhotoShop 7 (which I still use); B&W conversion with Fred Miranda's PS

> plug in.  The tonal range on these images is spectacular, except for 
> the predictable blown spectral highlights around lighting sources.
> I found it tough going to get reasonably sharp results at this shutter

> speed and where there's a lot of movement (here's where one distinctly

> feels the absence of fast Leica glass and why I pant for Zuiko's 
> soon-to-be-released fast normal prime), but I'm curious, do *any* of 
> these final-cut images work?
> Cheers!
> Chandos
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