Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/22

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Subject: [Leica] Updated blog
From: afirkin at (afirkin at
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 02:13:05 -0400
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> I have updated my blog with images of what I have been working on during
> the past month of my coverage of this oil spill in the Gulf.  Only the
> photos way down the page of the "Crusin' the Coast" were shot with Leica
> glass mounted on a Panasonic G2.  The rest are all Canon images.
> This has definitely been an experience and I'd dare say I have covered
> more of this spill than anyone else, period.  I have been in at least 90
> percent of the staging areas, been on the water with boat crews placing
> and working boom from almost day one, have flown over and landed on the
> incident site, have been from Grand Isle, LA to Panama City, FL and all
> points in between, have covered clean up, defense building, decon, bird
> and turtle cleanings, air, water, sediment, and marine life testing.  I
> have worked this thing since April 30 with only a total of 15 days off.
> Anyway hope you enjoy looking at the photos.

Enjoy is perhaps not the word ;-) Your images show the "calamity" in great
detail and do not really need much "prose" congratulations. The beautiful
colour is the only thing "out of sorts". Now this is only my opinion (as I
know you realize, but just to make that clear) but I'd like to see some
de-saturation, so the images had a more down and dirty look to them. i'm
not saying that they have to be b/w but the starling colour bright
sunshine etc give the images a sense of "festival".

Now ducking for cover, because I know how much work you will have put in
to have suck a comprehensive coverage.


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