Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/03/01

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Subject: [Leica] Leap Day and the Design of a Photograph
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:56:30 -0500

Leaping HCB rip-offs! A better idea I've never seen I plan to rip it off if
I'm still alive in 2016 and spend the day with a hired model doing rip off
rip offs.

Instead of Behind Saint-Lazare Station  it will be behind a bar on Amsterdam
Then try to keep up with the print orders.

Mark R.

> From: Phil Swango <pswango at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 15:17:39 -0700
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: [Leica] Leap Day and the Design of a Photograph
> Richard man wrote:
>> Leap!
>> and Design Elements
> The picture made me smile, mainly because of the HCB reference.  I like
> your thoughts about design in composition and agree for the most part with
> the direction you're taking, but for me the diagonals weren't very
> instrumental in making this picture work.  That may be because it was
> "content loaded" for anyone familiar with HCB -- once you get the joke you
> stop paying attention to the visual elements.  Also, your design
> (composition) has a lot of loose ends and doesn't entirely cohere.  That
> doesn't mean "bad" necessarily, just something to think about.  But I do
> think you're on to something worth exploring.
> -- 
> Phil Swango
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