Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/01

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Subject: [Leica] Indian street scenes
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 19:05:18 -0400

While trying to clean up my image files after my frustrating attempt to
convert to Snow Leopard, I came across these two almost forgotten street
photos. Almost 20 years ago I served as a Visiting Professor at the
University of Delhi. During the gaps between lectures, I strolled the
streets in the market area, Rollei 35 in hand. I occasionally bought lunch
from this gentleman. The food was quite tasty. After all, what can you do
bad to an egg?

The next picture is of a coppersmith who made some remarkable creations with
only a pair of tin snips and a hammer. A real craftsman. I still have a
couple of his decorative plates hanging from my wall. He was offered a place
in one of the fancy tourist shops downtown but he told me that he preferred
being in business for himself.

Nathan's picture of a woman with a sharp knife comes to mind. For these
pictures the content seems more important than the quality. The photo of the
cook, really just a snapshot with a consumer camera, was featured on the
cover of an airline travel magazine. The art director felt that it would
attract more attention than a beautiful pastoral scene. It is sometimes
better to be lucky than good.

Larry Z

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