Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/06/19

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Subject: [Leica] Clown's Eyes
From: crbirchenhall at (Christopher Birchenhall)
Date: Tue Jun 19 17:22:03 2007


Here's a photo with a story but if you are not interested in the story
please pass on or just look at the photo here (all comments welcome):


The story? It's title is "Clown's Smile". I was out testing a Leica M3
(with modern 50mm Elmar) in my usual area (Macclesfield canal) with
other kit (more on that). When I printed this photo to A4 it reminded
me of a session of John Prine with Johnny Walker on BBC 2 (UK). One of
the songs John Prine sung was a version of his "Other Side of Town"
which has the chorus "a clown puts his make-up upside down so he wears
a smile even when he wears a frown" . On reflection this boat has a
clown's smile reflecting its abandon state. The boat resides just
above bridge 26; both will reoccur in my canal series.

Chris B

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