Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/12

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Subject: [Leica] Not Buying M8
From: chs2018 at (Chris Saganich)
Date: Wed Mar 12 08:14:32 2008
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The shutter doesn't conclude the vision Sonny.  Concept of vision is 
brought into the processing in order to reproduce the reality that was 
experienced.  If the image is altered by introducing painterly aspects then 
there is a  conceptual commingling where the artist is attempting to purge 
the reality from the image because they can't deal with it or 
something.  Totally different from dodging and burning and contrast 
manipulation.  What is the artist bringing attention to, the reality of the 
subject or his/her handwork?  The classic example is Adams use of value 
control both in the camera and in the darkroom.  His intention was to get 
far away from the painterly concepts.  If he were shooting digital (which I 
believe he would be) his computer manipulations would parellel his darkroom 

At 01:43 AM 3/12/2008, you wrote:
>On 3/12/08, <> wrote:
> >
> >
> >   I like the challenge of trying to get a perfect image from an
> > imperfect world.  With digital, any picture can be made perfect, so why
> > even
> > take pictures?
> >
> > I don't know about you, but before digital, I endeavoured to make my
>picture look like I saw the scene when I snapped the shutter.   I used
>filters,  yeah, even in the darkroom, to make the contrast what I wanted.
>Sometimes I dodged, sometimes I burned. I even spotted. I even cropped.  I'm
>so ashamed.
>Natchitoches, Louisiana
>Leica Users Group.
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Chris Saganich, MS, Sr. Physicist
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Ph. 212.746.6964
Fax. 212.746.4800
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