Saturday, June 06, 2009
I'm sorry, but it looks to me like she's wearing Carrie's blood-soaked prom dress!
Which wouldn't be out of the ordinaire!
The legendary, surviving photographs of the pre-eminent war photojournalist, Robert Capa.
Capa once said:
"if your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough."
About rushing Normandy Beach, and D-Day,
and what "really" happened to his photographs:
His most famous work occurred on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) when he swam ashore with the second assault wave on Omaha Beach. He was armed with two Contax II cameras mounted with 50 mm lenses and several rolls of spare film. Capa took 106 pictures in the first couple of hours of the invasion. However, a staff member at Life in London made a mistake in the darkroom; he set the dryer too high and melted the emulsion in the negatives in three complete rolls and over half of a fourth roll. Only eight frames in total were recovered. Capa never said a word to the London bureau chief about the loss of three and a half rolls of his D-Day landing film.Although a fifteen-year-old lab assistant named Dennis Banks was responsible for the accident, another account, now largely accepted as untrue but which gained widespread currency, blamed Larry Burrows, who worked in the lab not as a technician but as a "tea-boy". Life magazine printed 10 of the frames in its June 19, 1944 issue with captions that described the footage as "slightly out of focus", explaining that Capa's hands were shaking in the excitement of the moment (something which he denied).Capa used this phrase as the title of his alternately hilarious and sad autobiographical account of the war, Slightly Out of Focus.[more]
Friday, June 05, 2009
Posted by B.man at 6/05/2009 10:49:00 PM
Thursday, June 04, 2009
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RAM: 4K min, 48K max
Display:280 X 192, 40 X 24 text
6 colors maximum
Ports: composite video output
8 internal expansion slots
Storage:generic cassette drive
external 143K floppy (1978)
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