Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/23

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Subject: [Leica] Not A Complete Waste Of Time
From: wendythurman at (Wendy Thurman)
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 22:35:20 +0500
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Thank you, Jim.

I was all set to have this eastward-looking image of the city in a soft
October light.  By the time we had wended our way through traffic, bounced
and jounced our way up the hill, argued with the checkpoint guards, and I
got set up, it was too late.

I had to put on a show for my driver and security guy as well as the five
Afghan Army guys who were no doubt bored out of their minds from guarding a
hilltop no one can be bothered to visit.  I really didn't expect to come
away with anything interesting but this one shot seemed to work.  That
crescent moon has a lot of symbolism here in the land of Islam.


On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 10:11 PM, Jim Nichols <jhnichols at>wrote:

> Wendy,
> Very impressive, especially when viewed large.
> All of us have probably encountered the "disappearing sun" incident.  Mine
> happened in the Great Smokey Mountains many years ago, when I stopped the
> car and grabbed for my camera as the sun disappeared over the next mountain
> ridge.  My wife still kids me about my frustration.
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Wendy Thurman" <wendythurman at 
> >
> To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
> Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 12:00 PM
> Subject: [Leica] Not A Complete Waste Of Time
>  Kabul, at dusk.  Taken from the top of what we all call "TV Hill", which
>> is
>> the hill festooned with antennae often seen in the background of BBC, Al
>> Jazeera, or CNN clips.
>> Wendy
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