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Re: Puddle Jumper

now, where have I seen a picture like that before - it looks vaguely familiar.


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now, where have I seen a picture like that before - it looks vaguely familiar.


Nice one, Steve.
Yes indeed, John, M. Cartier-Bresson
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now, where have I seen a picture like that before - it looks vaguely familiar.


Nice one, Steve.
Let us remind ourselves of the great master's original:

http://100photos.time.com/photos/hen...e-saint-lazare
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Let us remind ourselves of the great master's original:

http://100photos.time.com/photos/hen...e-saint-lazare
His is more grainy and less sharp than yours, but he did get the poster of the leaping dancer in the background.
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Bet he was using ProCap……………..
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His is more grainy and less sharp than yours, but he did get the poster of the leaping dancer in the background.
I'm glad you mentioned this; the number of times I've viewed the image and it's the first time I've consciously noticed the poster of the leaping dancer. He was the true MASTER of photography. Pure genius.
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Bet he was using ProCap……………..
Ok Mark, you've got me on this, what on earth is ProCap. Is it some sort of lens cap designed so that you can't take pictures of a lens cap you've inadvertently left on the lens when using a RF?
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Ok Mark, you've got me on this, what on earth is ProCap. Is it some sort of lens cap designed so that you can't take pictures of a lens cap you've inadvertently left on the lens when using a RF?
Sorry Steve, was just joking. FYI, ProCAp stores photos in the buffer only you half press the shutter. On fully pressing the shutter, the last photo and the previous 10 (?) are also stored. Good for birds taking off, or sports photos...…...or puddle jumping...
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Sorry Steve, was just joking. FYI, ProCAp stores photos in the buffer only you half press the shutter. On fully pressing the shutter, the last photo and the previous 10 (?) are also stored. Good for birds taking off, or sports photos...…...or puddle jumping...
Sounds great, but I'm getting a bit old for all that new-fangled stuff!
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Ah, ok, sort of got it?!
But the thing is, like HC-B, I was using film. And if you were to look at the contact sheet you would see that there is only one frame devoted to the puddle jumper.
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Sounds great, but I'm getting a bit old for all that new-fangled stuff!
Me too, but the ProCap description could be used in place of anaesthetic. I'm feeling drowsy already... 100, 99, 98...
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Ah, ok, sort of got it?!
But the thing is, like HC-B, I was using film. And if you were to look at the contact sheet you would see that there is only one frame devoted to the puddle jumper.
True, but there were plenty of other shots where he shot lots of alternatives before choosing the one winner - eg Magnum ‘Contact Sheets’ which I expect you’ve seen.

I like yours - was he actually looking at you? It’s a bit of a shame the background isn’t entirely clean, but basically unless you’re HC-B or Joel Myerowitz it never is!
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The guy is definitely looking at the lens, but I was concentrating on his foot to click at the right moment.
I have a copy of the Magnum Contact sheets and find it quite inspirational. Unlike the 'Masters' I'm far too stingy to waste more than one shot.
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