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Thread: Playing Weegee

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    I was washing dishes this Sunday morning, trying to convince myself that I really needed to be doing housework rather than be out photographing. Then sirens - loud - stopping nearby. I ran to a window and saw fire trucks, fire rescue and police cars just outside.

    It's cold today (for Florida) in the mid-30s F, and bums had broken into an old beach house that's scheduled to be torn down. They had started a fire to keep warm.

    I grabbed the Speed Graphic, put on the flash (I've adapted an electronic flash) set 100 f/8 and ran outside. Just like Weegee. I was a photojournalist again.

    I spent a half hour wandering among the firefighters, the police arresting a bum, the hoses and the water. No official said a word - it must have been the Speed Graphic.

    Now, will the prints be any good? We'll see.
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    Weegee said it helped to have a big camera like a Speed Graphic, but don't put your press pass in the band of your fedora. That's just in the movies.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
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    And don't use an old button from a vending machine that says "Pull".....
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    >No official said a word - it must have been the >Speed Graphic.

    naw... they were just waiting to see if the crazy guy would do anything worth arresting for. Then the fun would have started

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Kennedy
    And don't use an old button from a vending machine that says "Pull".....
    That was Curley's line! Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk!

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    But what about the cigar?

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    Wasn't that CLinton's line?
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