Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/05

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] WWII veteran (OT Gear)
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Wed Apr 5 14:35:56 2006
References: <000301c658ef$5e41b3b0$d7254354@GeeBee>

GeeBee showed & saud:
Subject: [Leica] WWII veteran (OT Gear)

>I met this guy in a hide at a local wildlife sanctuary and was in awe at
> what he had seen and done and the matter of fact way that he told me.
> George Hooton served aboard HMS Savage and two of the four torpedoes that
> were fired from her hit the Scharnhorst. When the Scharnhorst sank all but
> 36 of her crew of 2000 went down with her.
> George told me about life on board. Four hours on four hours off, foul
> weather, freezing temperatures, sleeping in wet clothes. He is eighty 
> years
> old, sharp as a tack and I could bankrupt the English language and still 
> not
> do justice to how much we owe him and his generation. He is a real life 
> hero
> and meeting him was a privilege.<<<

Hi Graham,
A wonderful human being photograph from the shadow side.
I much prefer this one to the first as it's wonderful soft light and yet 
still shooting from the shadow side.

It's another lesson for anyone who doesn't understand what the "shadow side 
looks like!" Soft light or sunny, if you look for it you will learn and "IT 

Graham from the little you've said about this ex-sailor I bet one could sit 
for hours listening to him tell his experiences from WW 2.

great photo.

> Olympus OM2 SP : Zuiko 35mm f2 : Ilford HP5 @400
> --Graham
> _______________________________________________
> Leica Users Group.
> See for more information 

Replies: Reply from rangefinder at (Didier Ludwig) ([Leica] WWII veteran (OT Gear))
In reply to: Message from graham at (GeeBee) ([Leica] WWII veteran (OT Gear))