Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/04

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Subject: [Leica] Peter provokes contentious controversy
From: SonC at (
Date: Wed May 4 15:48:35 2005

In a message dated 5/4/2005 10:40:55 A.M. Dateline Standard Time, writes:
I wouldn't be quite as harsh as all that.  I think it captured a nice  slice 
of life, much more along the lines of quirky SonC than artiste BD.  I  like 
the shot.  It would have, of course been a better shot with a Leica  black 
MP and a new summilux, but hey, it was a nice catch.

Natchitoches, Louisiana
Oldest continuous  settlement in La Louisiane
?galit?, libert?, crawfish


Okay,  Peter, you asked - Peter would get more comments had it been a strong 
photo.  As it is it's an idea more than a photo. Unfortunately, between the 
peacocks,  the table and umbrella, the other people, etc., it's too damned 
cluttered an  image to work as I assume you wanted it to work. I have to 
struggle to  see the camera in the hooks. Beyond that, there's the question 
what makes  this 'special' other than the fact that the guy without arms is 
using his  hooks to take a picture. My guess is he wouldn't think it was a 
of a  photo - given what armless, and legless people can accomplish, taking 
photos  comes in pretty low on the humdrum list.

So.... :-)

B.  D.