Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/02/24

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Subject: [Leica] A shot from Long Beach
From: abridge at (Adam Bridge)
Date: Fri Feb 24 08:28:05 2006
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Thanks to Don and Frank and Ric and Bruce.

Frank I'm sorry to hear about your difficulties with adoption -- I
know they exist and have seen some fairly troubling ones. Sigh. Life
is, in fact, a roll of the dice.

I'll look at the image when I can put it up on the big screen at home
and see what I might do with those buildings on the right. I greatly
appreciate your insights which I find invaluable.

Adam - who is now girding himself for the mid-morning LA


On 2/24/06, Don Dory <> wrote:
> Adam,
> When I firs looked at the image I liked it, but something didn't feel
> right.  At first I thought it was the detail in the trees making it a 
> little
> warmer image with a confused message, lovely trees and light, menacing
> shadows, dark snaggle with beautiful light....
> Then I read the comment about the low buildings on the right and my brain
> snapped.  It is a stunning image if you remove the lower portion of the
> image removing the small buildings, and crop pretty tightly from the left 
> to
> remove most of the image to the tall part of the building.  Possibly 
> leaving
> one stair step to allow some room on the right.  Now we have a lovely
> abstract image of light and shadow, human regularity and natural free form.
> 0.02
> Don
> On 2/23/06, Adam Bridge <> wrote:
> >
> > I was in Long Beach supporting my wife at the IECA convention (lots of
> > VERY outdoors people unhappy about being indoors during gorgeous
> > weather - IECA is the "International Erosion Control Association") and
> > they were at the Long Beach Convention Center.
> >
> > We stayed in the Renaissance Long Beach which was a short walk away. I
> > had time on Wednesday to take a walk and took one that was a bit too
> > long - you know that when you're where you planned to go and realize
> > that your knees are saying rude things to you. But the only way back
> > was to walk so today I wasn't up for a lot of walking at all until the
> > late afternoon.
> >
> > ANYWAY...yesterday I saw this building illuminated by the reflections
> > of the building across the street but I couldn't get to a place where
> > I could shoot it until the light had gone. So today I camped out on a
> > bench and shot for the better part of an hour.
> >
> > This image, which is early in the sequence, is the one that strikes me
> > the most tonight. I shot a lot of black and white as well so maybe
> > between digital and analog I'll find an image that captures  you the
> > way the reflected light on this building captured me.
> >
> > <>
> >
> > I apologize to both Long Beach LUG members who offered to shoot with
> > me or at least show me around, but after Wednesday I wasn't in much
> > shape to trapse around. This evening is better so the drive up I-5 to
> > Davis will be decent.
> >
> > Comments are welcome. The shot is with the Canon 1Ds MkII and the 24-70 L
> >
> > Thank you!
> >
> > Adam
> >
> >
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