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

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Subject: [Leica] Indian street scenes
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 19:13:58 -0400
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nice street work
nice to see folks shooting people they know


On Oct 1, 2009, at 7:05 PM, Lawrence Zeitlin wrote:

> 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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