Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/02/14

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Bike video
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Wed Feb 14 08:43:19 2007
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On Feb 14, 2007, at 3:31 AM, wrote:

> I've been working on a cycling photo project for the past month,  
> mining
> slide and negative files from 25 years ago as part of a tribute to two
> neighborhood kids -- Frank and Mark McCormack -- who grew up to become
> world-class bicycle racers. Sort of their first five years or so in  
> cycling
> and some of the people around them. It was presented as a produced  
> slide
> show (5 50-inch video screens) at a retirement (! -- they're both  
> in their
> 30s!) dinner Saturday night.
> Photos were chosen to present some personalities, so quality is not
> slam-bang uniform. We've temporarily put it up on you-tube -- not  
> the best
> quality venue -- so some of the out of towners could have another  
> look.
> There is a sound track.
> And so can you have a look. Advice gratefully accepted, nay,  
> solicited.
> bill
> film used exclusively, running through a couple of leicas and  
> nikkormats.

This is an excellent job! It is one of the few 5 minutes long You  
Tube videos I had the patience to watch for the entire length. I even  
went back and repeated it. The music and photos support each other  
very well. Also, I'm glad to see so many 40+ bikers with facial hair.  
It makes me feel that biking has a future.

Larry Z (a Social Security collecting biker with facial hair)