Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Rangefinder Forum > RFF News

RFF News News related to photography and rangefinderforum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Leica in Smithsonian Magazine
Old 02-23-2007   #1
jscolman@scolma
jscolman
 
jscolman@scolma's Avatar
 
jscolman@scolma is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 28
Leica in Smithsonian Magazine

The Smithsonian Magazine has a monthly feature about a famous or at least notable photograph. How and why the picutre was made and if still living, the photographer discusses the shot. This months issue http://www.smithsonianmagazine.com/, has a feature that is relevant and interesting to all of us rangefinder, and in particular, all us Leica users. The picture below was taken April 8, 1957 by the photojournalist Bert Hardy and is a panorama, yes, with a Leica.

BertHardy2.jpg

Sorry for the small size of the picture,click to enlarge.
Please read the entire article in Smithsonian Magazine.


Thanks, my work may be seen here.
__________________
Jim Scolman

Last edited by jscolman@scolma : 02-23-2007 at 10:53.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-23-2007   #2
Charles Binns
Leicamadman
 
Charles Binns is offline
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Live in a small village in Northamtonshire England called Helmdon
Age: 62
Posts: 13
Thanks for this - made my day, seen the picture several times, but never such a good write up. I have not seen the Smithsonian site before - a great bonus to a fine post.
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-16-2007   #3
dryice66
Registered User
 
dryice66 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hong Kong
Age: 47
Posts: 151
great spot... you've opened me up to a whole new world. Thanks
  Reply With Quote

I followed your link and found this...
Old 04-16-2007   #4
Ossifan
 
Posts: n/a
I followed your link and found this...

VERY INTERESTING link to Smithsonian on HCB. Sheds some interesting light on how he worked.

Thanks and cheers,
Alex

http://www.smithsonianmagazine.com/i...le-cartier.php
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-16-2007   #5
Scarpia
Registered User
 
Scarpia's Avatar
 
Scarpia is offline
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NYC and Warrensburg, NY USA
Posts: 714
What was he doing at my Bar Mitzvah?
Kurt M.
__________________
<a href='http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=153'>My Gallery</a>
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-18-2007   #6
payasam
a.k.a. Mukul Dube
 
payasam's Avatar
 
payasam is offline
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Delhi, India
Age: 63
Posts: 4,433
If it is a panorama, then three vertical frames would have had to be taken in quite quick succession -- the middle one last of all.
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-20-2007   #7
Olsen
Registered User
 
Olsen's Avatar
 
Olsen is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Norway
Posts: 1,843
Coincidence.

I have a picture of my uncle, then commander Hans B. Gundersen in galla uniform (mess dress) and my aunt Inger walking up those stairs - in 1957. The occation was that, back then, Paris was the seat of the NATO headquarters. My uncle was norwegian navy attache in Paris. They are both dead, but I still have the photograph of them. Somewhere.

The picture taken of them is about where you see people coming up the stairs. (Elysee Palace? Or the Paris Opera?)

The photographer must have stood much farther down the stairs to take pictures of - possibly, each and every of the guests arriving at the occation. The background, the guards etc. are very familiar.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The ultimate Sin!! Leica sale MP Guy Leica M Film Cameras 203 02-13-2007 18:02
Leica M8 : Trouble In Paradise POINT OF VIEW Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 30 01-28-2007 11:22
Amateur Photographer Magazine Leica 80yrs issue. John Robertson Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 06-15-2005 17:59
Leica DMR to begin shipping MP Guy Rangefinder Photography Discussion 0 05-30-2005 07:47
Leica SLR digital camera MP Guy Rangefinder Photography Discussion 0 10-02-2003 14:26



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 14:34.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.