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Subject: [Leica] selma "bloody sunday" commemoration Xpans
From: simonpj at (Simon P-J)
Date: Thu Mar 10 14:50:32 2005

Thank you for posting these, Brad. I enjoyed them. On what I have always
believed to be a list which takes a general interest in rangefinder
photography in addition to Leica photography, I'm glad to see examples of
someone trying to make ambitious use of a challenging but interesting
rangefinder format. For me, most of the photos nearly work, but not quite. I
like the fourth one most because it makes good abstract use of the
limitations of the high contrast.

I'm sure many people subscribed to this list have wondered about extending
their rangefinder repertoire to the X-Pan, and like me would be interested
to see someone trying to use it for Leica-style photography rather than yet
another elongated landscape shoreline.

On 10/3/05 9:40 pm, "Gerry walden" <> wrote:

> wrote:
>> here is a brief photo essay from last sunday's "bloody sunday"
>> reenactment/commemoration in selma, alabama:
>> comments and criticisms always appreciated.
>> all Xpans, 45mm f/4.0, kodak T400CN.  mostly 1/500 @f/11.
>> --brad
>> -- 
>> brad daly
>> What Would Bill Hicks Say?
>> "'In the middle of it all is Hitler, of course.'
>> 'He was on again last night.'
>> 'He's always on.  We couldn't have television without him.'"
>>    --Don DeLillo, _White Noise_
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> I think there are some great images here, but I must echo BD's comment
> that none of them say anything about the commemorations.
> On a probably inflammatory side issue, I question why they have been
> posted on the Leica list as they are nothing to do with Leica
> photography per se, although they echo the genre of reportage for which
> Leica is justifiably renowned. I no longer post here because I no longer
> shoot anything that uses Leica in any way. I can just accept Leica
> lenses on various digital bodies, but this is bordering on exploitation
> of the list.
> Gerry

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