Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/05/12

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Subject: [Leica] Orphan Works - . A MUST READ EVERYONE! :-( DON'T CRYLATER!YOU WERE WARNED!!!
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Mon May 12 07:45:40 2008
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Really! Thanks for saying what was on my mind Doug.
Besides the preparation and effort which flows into creating one  
strong photograph; also consider the years of learning, practice,  
testing, and experience which charges that 1/10th of a second slice  
of time with energy (or not). The half year it took you to write the  
book is nothing compared to the decades you put into preparing to  
write the book. The same could be said of Marc's book.

Fond regards,
Picture A Week -

On May 12, 2008, at 6:50 AM, wrote:

> Marc James Small <> wrote:
>> You folks want to whing about the efforts
>> made in a tenth of a second to take a
>> picture.  What about the half-year of effort in writing a book?
> Not to denigrate the tremendous work involved in writing a book (a  
> half year for myself as well) but what about the several years'  
> effort and expenses that lead up to the tenth of a second?  I don't  
> simply get out of bed on any random day, materialize at some random  
> spot on the planet for a tenth of a second, push the shutter  
> release, then get on with my morning activities.  There's a little  
> more work involved in making photographs than opening and closing  
> the shutter.

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