Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/08/03

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Subject: [Leica] Lincoln Center Fountain silhouettes at night
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2010 18:18:25 -0400

Thanks Dick in effect edited down from hundreds of shots.
A shot is only as good as the ones on the bench.

Mark William Rabiner
mark at

> From: "Richard S. Taylor" <r.s.taylor at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 14:38:57 -0400
> To:m Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Lincoln Center Fountain silhouettes at night
> Mark - Love the silhouette.  The gal in the middle gesturing makes it for 
> me.
> I really like the "joiners," too.  They remind me of David Hockney's work 
> with
> 4X6 prints but yours are more ethereal; have a lighter touch.
> Regards, 
> Dick
> On Jul 31, 2010, at 2:08 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>> I don't know how I got such tack sharp results shooting at 100th of a 
>> second
>> with a 200mm focal length with a 1.5 crop circle factor camera at night.
>> But its the ultra compact 55-200 again. And so an effective at full frame
>> format 300mm @ 100th of a second!
>> To me the dioramas presented by people in this At Josie Robertson Plaza
>> Fountain; called The Revson Fountain every night are amazing. But I 
>> usually
>> have a wide on my camera. And luckily this night a week or two ago I had a
>> long lens on.
>> The people in the shot when they see me taking pictures of them off off to
>> the side assume I'm getting their faces. They don't know I'm just getting
>> their outlines.  So its an unusual deal. I feel real brave because I don't
>> feel like I'm invading anyone's privacy. But THEY don't know that. Much of
>> what goes on at the fountain is people taking pictures of each other. But
>> with flash usually. Not at this moment though.
>> And here I am standing off with a long zoom speaking with a student with a
>> camera bag who had the same exact lens on her camera. Both the non VR
>> version...who needs virtual reality when we  have the real thing?
>> le=true
>> Or
>> -- 
>> Mark William Rabiner
>> mark at
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