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    Henri in Africa

    Hi Guys. I just had a little article in Theme magazine on the Monochrom as travel camera. Nothing too profound, this is a general photography magazine.

    Henri in Africa — The Leica Monochrom as a Travel Camera | THEME
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    Re: Henri in Africa

    Very nice, and great photography!
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    Re: Henri in Africa

    Wonderful article Jaap. The very first image of the school children just grabs you with those wonderful tones and details, and then the rest of your images build upon that. Very well done.

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    Re: Henri in Africa

    Excellent Jaap - like Stephen I really love the first image.
    Nowadays I'm suffering somewhat without my MM - I think we swapped over almost at the same time (mine went back - yours was delivered). It's missed.

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    Re: Henri in Africa

    Jaap,

    Cool post, including story and images. I really like the first image, with its use of depth and classic feel. As you know, there have been lots of MM posts recently (here and on RFF and LUF). I'm trying to figure it all out--without having even used an MM. I really like some of the resulting images and understand that the MM images permit great possibilities in post-processing. My question ... Is there a noticeable difference between MM b&w images and M9 b&w images that you can readily see when printing at, say, 11x14?

    Thanks for any input you may have--and thanks for providing me with a vicarious journey to Malawi ...

    R

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    Re: Henri in Africa

    That's very cool, Jaap! Added the article to The List as well. Lovely shots indeed, especially that first one.

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    Re: Henri in Africa

    Thanks, guys
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    Re: Henri in Africa

    Really excellent Japp! As others have mentioned, the first shot is superb. From there, the description of your trip and along with pointers regarding travels in central Africa accompanied by the rest of your images, made for very enjoyable reading. Thanks!

    Dave (D&A)

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    Lovely images and write up, Jaap. The last of the images sings the most to me...love the motion and energy there. The first is fantastic as well.

    Henri is quite a camera, no?

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    Re: Henri in Africa

    Hi Jaap, Thanks for the post.

    Your write up is exactly in line with my impression of you from our one time meeting years ago! Super nice guy!
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    Congrats on a great trip and very nice article, it speaks in images. It's a nice change to see healthy African's living the simple life. I travel to Viet Nam a lot and always come back invigorated by the energy, friendliness and hospitality of people who live off the land. I wonder if all our modernity is really worth it sometimes.
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    Re: Henri in Africa

    Jaap,

    What a wonderful photo series....and I do love the tonalities of the Monochrom.

    Your ability to capture moments that seem truly dynamic and spontaneous affords us a wonderful view of such a complex environment. I have worked in West Africa for the past 10 years on short term humanitarian medical relief missions and appreciate the shy sensitive demeanor of the host community. After some 10 years previously in the Western Hemisphere I prefer the climate and stresses of Africa/Asia....

    You have truly bridged the gap in that all of your pictures reflect their acceptance of your presence and impact...indeed a nice accomplishment.

    Hope to see more of your Monos in the future...

    Regards,

    Bob

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    Jaap: Great Article/photos!

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