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Subject: [Leica] IMG: good deeds
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 11:29:26 -0500
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Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing this occasion with us.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nathan Wajsman" <photo at>
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Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 2:18 AM
Subject: [Leica] IMG: good deeds

> On Wednesday evening I posted a picture from a bar which a lot of  people 
> liked. Here is the rest of the story of that afternoon.
> Some time ago I was approached by the husband of one of the employees  on 
> my team (he also works at the office but in a different  department). He 
> told me that he was part of a diving group which was  working with a 
> foundation called APADIS. APADIS seeks to help mentally  handicapped 
> people integrate into society in various ways, sports and  outdoors 
> activities being one of them. So my colleague's diving club  was going to 
> spend an afternoon giving 5 people with Down's Syndrome  an experience 
> with diving in a large pool belonging to APADIS.
> They wanted their work documented so that the pictures could be used  for 
> fund-raising and publicity. Clare, our "official" in-house  photographer, 
> and I went along. In Clare's words, for her it was very  gratifying to 
> photograph something other than men in suits (she  usually photographs 
> office events like visiting delegations etc.). She  did her kind of 
> photography, and I did mine. She used a Canon DSLR  with a big lens and 
> took care of the group shots and much else. I  stuck to my M8 and used 
> just two lenses, the 35mm for most of the  pictures, and the 24mm for the 
> latter part of the afternoon, using my  legs to zoom. Hopefully between us 
> we have covered the event in the  way the divers wanted.
> I have posted a small selection of my images here:
> As always, comments and critique are welcome and appreciated.
> Nathan
> Nathan Wajsman
> Alicante, Spain
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