Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/09/13

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Subject: [Leica] Childhood Idyl
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Tue Sep 13 05:15:14 2005

On 9/12/05 8:03 PM, "Peter Klein" <> typed:

> Richard:  No, I don't know them.  I just met them when I followed the
> rabbits to territory in the park.  There were two couples.  The kid's
> parents live here.  He's mainland Chinese, she's from Taiwan. The mother's
> sister was visiting with her husband.  I asked permission to take pics of
> the kid, and they said yes.  I already sent them Jpegs, and they loved
> them.  I'll probably offer a print or two as well.
> I am very shy of taking pictures of kids these days, for obvious reasons,
> but this kid and the rabbits was just too good to pass up.  The adults were
> speaking Chinese with an occasional English word thrown in.  Somehow, I
> felt OK asking them.  They were really nice people.
> As for the rabbits, they are former pets that were let loose in the
> park.  They live in dens in some rocks that were piled up as a retaining
> wall.  There are all sorts of eco-PC signs urging us not to feed them, but
> everyone does anyway.  They seemed very fond of bok choy.  :-)
> --Peter
> At 11:44 PM 9/11/2005 -0700, Richard wrote:
>> Ahh.... rabbits. So cute! Great pics. Do you know the woman and her kid? I
>> bet she would love to have prints.
>> And you have Ranch 99s up there too!
>> At 02:38 AM 9/11/2005, Peter Klein wrote:
>>> I decided to take my Zorki 4 out for a walk this weekend.  Quirky, klunky
>>> camera, kind of hard to focus when the diopter lever decides to move
>>> itself when it feels like it.  I struggled with it for a while, took a
>>> bunch of pictures that I'm not very pleased with.
>>> But when I came upon this scene, mmmmm.  A Summicron would have been
>>> objectively "better," but there's something about the quality of the 
>>> 1930s
>>> Sonnar design that suited the subject.

Silly Wabbit! Sticks are for kids!

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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