Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/06

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Subject: [Leica] WWII veteran (OT Gear)
From: nickbroberts at (Nick Roberts)
Date: Thu Apr 6 08:37:44 2006

If I may, Ted, I'll tell you why I think the combination of the story and 
the first picture is stronger than that of the story and the second picture 
- in the second, you've got a frail old man - lovely portrait, but just a 
frail old man, a picture that leaves me faintly sad. The first one, though, 
shows him alive, doing what he loves - and it's a poignant reminder of 
wartime watchfulness, but now for joyous reasons, not fearful ones. So the 
first picture to me is one of hope and happy endings, the second isn't. 
That's no reflection of the isolated photographic merit of each, just how I 
feel the words and images work together.

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From: Ted Grant <>
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Sent: Thursday, 6 April, 2006 3:54:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] WWII veteran (OT Gear)

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Subject: Re: [Leica] WWII veteran (OT Gear)

Paul said,
> Don't listen to them Graham! The first one is definitely the better 
> picture. Fabulous!<<<<

Paul I'm not sure why you could say that? Would you mind explaining as a 
photograph you think number one is better than the second as portarit type 
photo with such beautiful light an his face? Certainly compared to the back 
of his head holding a camera pointing out a hole in the wall?

Much appreciated if you would, thank you.

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