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Subject: [Leica] Re: Self Editing - a Question
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Wed Feb 23 16:59:39 2005

Got to DEFINITELY disagree, Eric.

Max, I hope you don't like it because they're your kids.:-) It's harsh.
It's a good street photo, that definitely captures mood and moment; the
mood is ugly, the moment is - harsh. I do not want to cross these kids,
or cross their paths. The kids, Eric, are the center of interest, and
they couldn't be better defined, because of the sharp contrast. Yes, I
wish she was a bit sharper, but you can't have it all. As Buzz of
Belmont quoth - "Focus and exposure are vastly over-rated." :-) 

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Self Editing - a Question


>So the question is:  Do I like this one because it's my kids, or 
>because it
>captures a mood and a moment?

Not knowing the kids, I'd pass on it.

I don't see a well defined center of interest.  The light seems harsh
and unflattering.  Neither the boy nor the girl appears to be sharply in

It doesn't convey any mood or moment to me.


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