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Subject: [Leica] IMGs: Awakened by the light
From: kanner at (Herbert Kanner)
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 17:12:25 -0700
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I'm going to take Ted's remarks very much to heart. They sure as hell 
apply to photographing my beloved cat. By the time I get the camera 
out of it's bag and put the 90 mm lens on, he's somewhere else.


>George Lottermoser offered:
>Subject: Re: [Leica] IMGs: Awakened by the light
>  > When the photograph appears
>  > the coffee waits.
>  >
>  > I learned long ago that
>  > the moment is the moment.
>  > It will not reappear in the future.
>  > You cannot, later, go get the moment you missed.
>  > Our feelings (inspirations) about events
>  > are every bit as fleeting
>  > as the events themselves.<<<<<<<<<<
>Hi George,
>This quotation is really what much of our photographic success is
>all about! There are some photographers who say and think, "Naw I
>don't have time right now, I'll pick it up later or tomorrow!"
>And surprise it's never there again as first viewed in that fleeting
>moment of light!
>And given light plays the most important part in the success of many
>photographs, it comes down to... "see it -- shoot it!" right then!
>The heck with later as it'll never be there ever again the same. Nor
>will the expression, shadow, whatever the motivating moment is.
>The photographer may not be as on the ball later or his mind maybe
>busy with other thoughts and this changes ones reflexes when they
>need to be lightening striking fast.
>Basically it's... NOW or NEVER!"
>If I may, can I use your quotation in a lecture I'll be giving in a
>week? Thank you.
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

Herbert Kanner
kanner at

Do not meddle in the affairs of cats,
for they are subtle and will pee
on your computer!

In reply to: Message from imagist3 at (George Lottermoser) ([Leica] IMGs: Awakened by the light)
Message from jhnichols at (Jim Nichols) ([Leica] IMGs: Awakened by the light)
Message from imagist3 at (George Lottermoser) ([Leica] IMGs: Awakened by the light)
Message from tedgrant at (tedgrant at ([Leica] IMGs: Awakened by the light)