Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/28

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Subject: [Leica] Back
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Sun May 28 11:22:42 2006
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I am sure this has been a profound and disconcerting experience...  
the one photo already tells a powerful story...

please post more when you can...



On May 28, 2006, at 10:09 AM, Philippe Orlent wrote:

> Well, I am.
> I'm still selecting the best out of the +1500 images I shot, but  
> included already one: smoking fish on the beach (catch sardines,  
> spread them on the beach, cover with sand, add a layer of paper or  
> similar, light it. If it looks like a waste dump, don't worry be  
> happy, because it its the only thing that you can do. When the fire  
> is out, get the fish as clean as possible, and cover it with  
> homemade salt. Put on selfmade grills and then let the sun do its  
> job. Et voil?: another batch of mouths that can be fed...)
> It is true what the say about Africa: it is completely different.
> I'm not up to giving in depth comments yet, because these 3,5 days  
> have been a bit overwhelming (this is an understatement): so many  
> people in such deplorable circumstances. And always smiling and  
> being proud of the so little they have. It's hard to understand for  
> us spoiled Europeans. But it makes one very humble...
> What I do know is this: I'm not made for PJing. I need to much time  
> to frame, previsualise, sleep on it, come back to do it another  
> way, ... If I look at the ones that I shot there (all the time in  
> PJ mode because that was what I was asked to do) and that are worth  
> keeping, I'm at 1/10th max. The rest is absolute rubbish.
> More to come in the next weeks.
> Meanwhile: feel free to comment.
> Thanks for looking,
> Philippe
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