Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/12/09

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Subject: [Leica] Latest Lympa Log photographs
From: afirkin at (
Date: Sun Dec 9 21:05:46 2007

Thanks for the exposure tip: now all I have to do is remember it ;-)


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From: Gary Todoroff <>
To: Leica Users Group <>
Subject: Re: [Leica] Latest Lympa Log photographs
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 20:55:41 -0800

Shots of buildings in broad daylight are a bit like shots of people 
with no catch-light in their eyes. Just as we say that the "eyes are 
the windows to the soul," I think that windows are the eyes of a 
building that let out some its "soul".

I have often enjoyed walks at dusk when lights have been switched on 
but the curtains have not been closed yet. Houses take on a kind of 
personality quite different from their daytime appearance.

BTW, I have found that a good photo exposure seems to be when the 
incident light falling on the building is at two stops under the 
reflected exposure reading on light coming out the windows.

Thank you and everyone else for the comments!
Gary Todoroff

>Great use of light to "hide" the ugliness of urban life. The 
>comination of "in and out" feeling created with this use of evening 
>light has always fascinated me. I especially like it when you see 
>into houses and shops, but it works well there as well
>Some architecture portraits taken with Hasselblad at:
>Gary Todoroff
>Tree LUGger

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