Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/30

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Subject: [Leica] RE: boy with faithful dog
From: hoppyman at (G Hopkinson)
Date: Tue May 30 16:20:58 2006

Thanks for your comments, Philippe.
The shot with the boy and dog was salvaged by (channel mixed) monochrome
conversion from an underexposed transparency. That roll of film is a
scanner's nightmare. The umbrella used turned out to produce quite
discoloured light. I'm also unsure regarding the effectiveness of the dog
being out of focus. I was trying for isolating the boy's face. On balance I
think a more conventional shot would have been more satisfying.
I also am pleased with the sailor's portrait, although technically, I know
that it is not very sharp. I plead low light for the film loaded, moving
boat, too much caffeine, hangover, anything else I can think of!


The boy with faithful dog has a wonderful retro feeling to it, even  
though I'm not sure if the dog should have been out of focus.
The Hong Kong sailor is a good portrait, too. I love this kind of  
combination of soft direct light from one and reflected light from  
the other side.
Thanks for showing,