Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/11/15

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Camera store senorita
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Sat Nov 15 15:30:00 2008
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On Nov 15, 2008, at 4:14 PM, Geoff Hopkinson wrote:

> Tina, it seems to me that there are several aspects to this!
> There is no question but that photographs of pretty ladies are  
> popular. That
> is not unique to the LUG, naturally. If you follow any on-line photo
> resource it is very apparent.
> I think important to acknowledge that 'senorita' in the LUG context  
> is meant
> to connote a pretty young woman with no disrespect. People are not  
> posting
> indecent or salacious images. Peter's seemed to a small pun produced  
> with
> the cooperation of the subject. I sometimes post images of  
> delightful young
> ladies because they are delightful young ladies. My daughter and her  
> friends
> are some of those. They are meant to be joyful or pleasing or good  
> photo
> technique. No gritty reportage. We also see delightful young  
> children here,
> or pets or assorted LUG folks or magnificent scenery or flowers etc.
> Now as to Jerry, objecting to the word 'senorita' because he chooses  
> to take
> it as a negative or thinks that it is offensive.... Puulease! Dracula
> growing faint at the sight of blood.


I completely agree Geoff, especially with the latter part,  though I  
don't use the word...

I seem to recall that the word came up first, because in fact it was  
used when showing dazzling young women in Barcelona,

where they are properly called senoritas,

please correct me if I am wrong.

> Cheers
> Geoff
> Pick up your camera and make the best photo you can.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On  
> Behalf Of
> Tina Manley
> Sent: Sunday, 16 November 2008 07:14
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: Re: [Leica] IMG: Camera store senorita
> At 03:44 PM 11/15/2008, you wrote:
>> So let's take a survey, vote, in order of preferred subjects:
>> senoritas
> Maybe most Leica users are male?  I don't have any statistics to  
> quote, but
> I'm usually the ONLY female in a gathering of Leica users.  I know  
> there are
> other female LUG members but how often do they chime in?  Maybe  
> since the
> VAST majority of LUG contributors are male, the VAST majority of  
> preferred
> subjects might be senoritas?  NOT HERE!!
> Thank you very much.
> Tina
> Tina Manley
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Replies: Reply from luisripoll at (Lluis Ripoll) ([Leica] IMG: Camera store senorita)
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In reply to: Message from pklein at (Peter Klein) ([Leica] IMG: Camera store senorita)
Message from imagist3 at (Lottermoser George) ([Leica] IMG: Camera store senorita)
Message from images at (Tina Manley) ([Leica] IMG: Camera store senorita)
Message from hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] IMG: Camera store senorita)