Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2015/11/01

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Subject: [Leica] Friday Firearms
From: hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2015 11:23:32 +1000

Hi George and Douglas. I commented separately but would like to make
further comment. I acknowledge that these are personal and subjective
responses to any image of a firearm and the back story that Leo provided.
I hoped to make the point that the image can be appreciated/critiqued on
its own without that being any endorsement the topic itself. I certainly
respect everyone's views and am deliberately not expressing any personal
view on the topic or your comments there for the same reason.

For example I can appreciate/critique if asked, a journalist's image of a
politician whatever views/positions they (or any viewer) might have.

When I share my own work at least I would like the same approach from
anyone that wishes to comment.

As a final remark, Douglas I thought that "ps She's not from the Smith side
of the family perchance? :-)" was the best comment that I've read for ages.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: George Lottermoser <george.imagist at>
To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2015 08:25:09 -0600
Subject: Re: [Leica] Friday Firearms
I quite agree.
The image, without words, stopped me and held my attention;
as my mind worked to understand what I was seeing.
Upon reading a "caption/backstory."
Then I simply felt dumbstruck by the idea of
"auctioning tools of death for medical benefit"
I fully recognize that all these thoughts
qualify as totally subjective responses;
based on very personal experiences.

a note off the iPad, George

>> On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 1:09 PM, Douglas Barry <imra at> wrote:
>> Well Leo, even though I'm not a fan of firearms, the US's bizarre gun
>> culture, and am disturbed that so many innocents live with the likelihood
>> that some loon with a grudge will open up at random while they are
>> or at school, I have to say that is a bang-on image, and really grabbed
>> It has tremendous impact and the conflict - to me in Ireland - of seeing
>> gun being aimed in what appears to be a suburban home by one of the
>> "gentler" sex while ordinary life goes on in the background, and, of
>> course, the eye of the half faced man just makes this one of the best
>> images on the LUG that I have seen.
>> That back story of medical fundraising makes it even better!
>> Douglas
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Leo Wesson" <leowesson at>
>> To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
>> Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 1:46 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] Friday Firearms
>> Well Douglas,
>>> It's photographed at a fundraiser for a children's medical support
>>> where they auction off guns and hunting trips to raise money.
>>> It's a Texas thing.
>>> Leo Wesson
>>>> On Oct 30, 2015, at 07:05, Douglas Barry <imra at> wrote:
>>>> That is one great and enigmatic shot, Leo. Give us the context.
>>>> Douglas
>>>> ps She's not from the Smith side of the family perchance? :-)
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Leo Wesson" <leowesson at>
>>>> To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>; "Olympus Camera
>>>> Discussion" <olympus at>
>>>> Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 2:30 AM
>>>> Subject: [Leica] Friday Firearms
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> Aim.


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