Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/01/07

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Subject: [Leica] Regarding those snaps of a few days ago
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Wed Jan 7 15:32:52 2009
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You have expressed my recent (weeks, maybe months) mood
rather precisely.

Sometimes practicing is just practicing.
Keep the chops up;
Just in case a gig comes up;
and I can actually find the groove.

Fond regards,

On Jan 7, 2009, at 4:41 PM, bob palmieri wrote:

> Folks -
> Thanks for all the on & off-list comments on the handful of images  
> I threw up recently.(???!!) Because of the nature of these comments  
> (pretty positive),  I'm gonna take a leap and say what I think  
> about them.
> They're fine.  They're OK. I think I have a pretty good handle on  
> how to make stuff work within a rectangle (like so many others on  
> the LUG.).  You know; simplify forms, help make the viewing easy on  
> the eye movements, a little visual rhyming, throw in some geometry  
> and sometimes a bit of chiaroscuro dramatics and you get something  
> that looks like a pretty good snap.
> Truth is, it's all seeming kindof cheap & facile to me these days.   
> Sometimes I think that I just do this stuff to sharpen my hunting  
> skills,  in case I actually need to shoot something of real value.
> Could be one of those midlife things, but having some control of  
> the elements of visual vocabulary was supposed to be an  
> intermediate step, and I'm feeling like the next step is gonna  
> involve a lot of personal work to figure out if I have anything I  
> really want to say with shooting.
> Maybe it's just another version of the "sharp picture of a fuzzy  
> concept" thing.  More like "well arranged graphically functional  
> pictures of fuzzy concepts."
> Does this make sense??
> Bob Palmieri
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