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Subject: [Leica] Ericspaw Week 5 and 6
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Tue Feb 14 23:21:40 2006
References: <BAY104-F237CD3E05F46ABC2D7EFF0C7FA0@phx.gbl> <>

Subject: Re: [Leica] Ericspaw Week 5 and 6
Nathan Wajsman offered:
>>>> Since the electrician in week 6 was someone you were working with,
> couldn't you have come a bit closer to him? As the image stands, it would 
> be almost impossible to know what this picture is about, were it not for 
> your caption.
> > Remember Capa's dictum about not being close enough...<<<<<

Hi Eric and Nathan,
I have to agree with Nathan, as I've opened and closed Eric's 
electrician/truck/building/ water and whatever else is in here at least a 
half dozen times without deleting it while trying to find some kind of 
whatever it is I'm looking for? How's that for trying to figure out a photo?

It's like one's eyes go all over the place looking for an anchor point, a 
centre of interest.

And for the life of me I've tried to find the motivation for shooting it in 
this manner.  Maybe I've been looking too hard to see a picture, possibly 
it's just a snap shot without any real photographic motivational moment, 
other than being a plain old fashion record of the location.

Eric mon ami, would you please explain what grabbed you visually to take 
this photograph as we see it? In other words what was the motivation? 
Remember now, this isn't me playing smart ass and it's not personal. Because 
as I said, I opened and closed it at least a half dozen times trying to find 
what grabbed you to make the exposure?

If anything I think you're too far away and I'd have made the shot 
concentrating on the electrician and truck sign if it were possible?  Maybe?

And no I haven't deleted it, yet. Because maybe there's something there I 
can't get a line on, so your explanation would be very helpful. Thank you.


Replies: Reply from at (Douglas Sharp) ([Leica] Ericspaw Week 5 and 6)
In reply to: Message from ericspaw at (eric mac) ([Leica] Ericspaw Week 5 and 6)
Message from nathan.wajsman at (Nathan Wajsman) ([Leica] Ericspaw Week 5 and 6)