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Subject: [Leica] IMG: more Hoppy casual portraits
From: hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Sun Jul 13 14:56:53 2008
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Hi Jerry, thanks for your comments. "senorita" is just a silly running gag
for the LUG. My friends Lluis and Natan started it with their street stuff
from Barcelona and Alicante.
Sheila is not derogatory, although rather old fashioned. There is an awful
lot of Amerispeak these days.
Glad you liked the shots, the background is simply my study wall. The 50 and
the 75 are wonderful on the M8 as you noted.

-----Original Message-----
Subject: Re: [Leica] IMG: more Hoppy casual portraits


May I ask why you refer to those young ladies as "senoritas"?  They are 
not Hispanic, nor are
they living in a Hispanic land.  They are young ladies, teen-agers or 
girls.   In your nation, when
they are older, they might be called Sheila (I don't know if that is a 
derogatory  or non-PC term,
but if it is I apologize.) :-[

My daughters would feel uncomfortable if they were referred to as Senoritas.

BTW, those are excellent photos.  Just the right focal lengths for that 
1.33 crop factor.

I on the other hand, like your flat, neutral and non-environmental 
background.  It keeps the interest
on the subjects..  You "done good"!

Jerry Lehrer
La Jolla, California 

Geoff Hopkinson wrote:
> Thanks for commenting Alastair. The background is an out of focus plain
> as I looking for neutral and trying to do portrait close-up shots. My
> simulated studio backdrop in my study. These are 30 second portraits but I
> learn a lot every time. I'll aim for a more interesting environment next
> time. 
> Cheers
> Geoff
> -----Original Message-----
> Subject: Re: [Leica] IMG: more Hoppy casual portraits
> The first image is charming and the portraits are fine. I would like to
> more of their "environment". The background seems  a bit flat
> --- wrote:
> From: "Geoff Hopkinson" <>
> To: "'Leica Users Group'" <>, <>
> Cc:
> Subject: [Leica] IMG: more Hoppy casual portraits
> Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 18:43:02 +1000
> Folks, seven new photographs in my casual portrait gallery, starting from
> this one.
> <>
> My Mina the junior senorita and a delightful new friend
> The last three shots are different versions of the same photo.
> The 50 and 75 on the M8.
> Comments and suggestions are always welcome
> Cheers
> Geoff

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Message from hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] IMG: more Hoppy casual portraits)
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