2005 PDML Quotation List:

Quotations by Members of the Pentax-Discuss Mailing List, 2005

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Join the PDML Speaking of film, I had to move some out of the way to get to the Hershey Bars in the fridge last night.

— Doug Brewer

Moments of delirious personal satisfaction are the engines of effort.

— Jack Davis

It is just what ever is in front of the camera that I want to look at again...

— Ann Sanfedele

Speaking of film, I had to move some out of the way to get to the Hershey Bars in the fridge last night.

— Doug Brewer

I've spent so much of my life working in amateur photofinishing, nothing really bothers me anymore.

— William Robb

Thanks Mark, Bob, Shel, Fred and, to a lesser extent, Frank<g>.

— Dave Brooks

I'm drinking coffee, and smoking legal stuff. I've just got a sick mind ;-)

— Tim Øsleby

'Vague' is my only reality.

— Jack Davis

Fun is important to me.

— Fred

If you get the best scan, the rest of the image editing is easier. If you get the image processed nicely, the printing is easier.

— Godfrey DiGiorgi

What I'm good at is holding the camera steady while continuing a conversation!

— Cotty

The vast majority of photographers never exploit the full capabilities of their equipment.

— Godfrey DiGiorgi

The successful photographer is the prepared photographer.

— Doug Brewer

I hope my work is never judged by the type of camera I use to produce it.

— Paul Stenquist

It's making the mundane things in this world come to life that makes good photography stand up to be counted...

— Keith W

There are no rules in photography, just preferences.

— Cotty

Don't underestimate morale!

— John Forbes

90% of everything is off-topic.

— Cotty

I mostly have manual focus lenses; the rest I focus by hand.

— Bob Walkden

It wants me to log in, and doesn't offer the choice of a 'Get Stuffed' button.

— Bob Walkden

I have a 50 roll per year Ektachrome habit.

— Rick Womer

You do the fatal mistake of equaling your esotetric, (lunatic) fringe interest with interest of average buyers.

— Pål Jensen

He makes the Amish look positively groovy.

— John Forbes

People don't want the actual gear the pros use, they just want the same brand name emblazoned on whatever they can afford to buy.

— Cotty

Art happens...

— P. J. Alling

(Macromedia, later Adobe) Flash is a problem masquerading as a solution.

— John Forbes

I see more signs and portents in the detritus on the sidewalk than in the newspaper.

— Godfrey DiGiorgi

Get something you can enjoy and start enjoying it now. Life is too short...

— Bob Sullivan

Surely nobody here goes anywhere without a camera ...

— ERN Reed

I don't really care what the galleries call them, so long as they sell them!

— Bob Shell

It is very easy to manufacture 'problems' via unreasonable amounts of scrutinization.

— William Robb

I thought I saw some of Frank's stuff, but it turned out to be only HCB.

— "Unca Mikey"

Fun makes great photography

— Godfrey DiGiorgi

Prophets of the one true way just show they are stuck in a limited rut.

— John Francis

If he's saying that one can only capture that kind of image with the equipment he is advocating, he is wrong. If he's saying that he can only capture that kind of image with the specific equipment, maybe he's right!

— ERN Reed

Most images don't deserve to live as long as the medium.

— William Robb

It looked like an ordinary bottle of water. But it was on a plinth.

— Wayne Hill (Quoted on http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/4718573.stm)

Brute force is an option!

— Alan P. Hayes

My pictures are improving all the time but my percentage of keepers is about the same. As I improve, I become harder to please. My bad pictures are now better than my previous good ones.

— Tom Reese

I don't know if digital has made me a better photographer, but in many situations it has improved my results.

— Paul Stenquist

I'm working from memory, so anything I write is meaningless.

— Mike Wilson

Back then, as I recall it, I was only interested in capturing images. I used what I had, no matter what it was, and did the best job I could.

— Keith W

Putting blind faith in a light meter guarantees non-repeatable results.

— William Robb

Dust has been haunting me since I started photography in 1968.

— Godfrey DiGiorgi

If you don't have women about, go to the camera clinic at GFM and get one from Mark Roberts.

— Cory Waters

Technology comes to help you, but not to replace your brains with some electronic appendage.

— Boris Liberman

Every lens I've bought in the last year has a purpose.

— Amita Guha

Oh heck, set the little round thingy to the little green thingy and go take some pics!

— Don Sanderson

The most pimptastic lens I have right now is a M50/1.4.

— Jon Myers

Anything more than 100 yards from the car isn't photogenic when I carry the 6x7.

— Lewis Matthew

For those who still think that the marketplace should determine what is good art, I have just two words: Andy Warhol.

— Bob Blakely

If you shoot wide enough you might be able to crop something decent out of it!

— Jerome Reyes (who was speaking in general, not about any one particular shot!)

As for Cotty, I have no idea what he's talking about.

— Frank Theriault. (And everyone else, at one time or another...)

Duh, that's obvious. It would be a doggone architectural street portraiture. Well... that is, unless it was taken with extention tubes. Then it would be a macro shot.

— Jerome Reyes (oops, make that Dr. Jerome Reyes!)

Colour perception, like all perceptions, is subjective. Colour accuracy is not.

— William Robb

A little paranoia is good. A lot makes life hell.

— Graywolf

Ann probably saved Frank's life by making me a sandwich.

— William Robb

(Mark Roberts and Doug Brewer) have a future on the Comedy Channel.

— Tom Reese

Dave (Brooks) looks like a burnt-out hippy, and Frank (Theriault) looks like a burnt-out beatnik. Together they look like a Mutt & Jeff version of Cheech & Chong.

— Graywolf

Doug Brewer is the brother I never wanted.

— Cesar Matamoros

Sometimes I try to paddle upstream, other times I just get the hell out of the water and hike.

— Glenn Murphy

Your 'other equipment'-to-big-lens ratio should be at least 4:1 in weight and 3:1 in $$$ spent.

— Tom Reese

It has a cat in it. That means it is art. A cat in B&W is fine art.

— David Mann

Interesting article. I understood every word. I just don't know what they mean when they're put together that way.

— Frank Theriault

If someone shares a good shot, I'd rather give at least 99% of the credit to the shooter rather than the equipment.

— "Unca Mikey"

Stop thinking of it as 'the digital stuff' and think of it simply as photography.

— Godfrey DiGiorgi

If you're gonna stuff a sock in your drawers, you probably ought to make sure nobody's gonna call you on it.

— Doug Franklin

Film may be dead, but it is still available.

— Cesar Matamoros

Even the lowest of the low have standards!

— Cotty (Who should know!)

A bit unsettling at first, but pretty cool!

— Frank Theriault

It ain't fun but it usually ain't fatal.

— Rick Womer

I can't fathom why people seem to want to complain about things constantly. I prefer to take what is offered, discover what it does well, and exploit it to maximum advantage rather than complain about 'what might be'.

— Godfrey DiGiorgi

Some of us pride ourselves in not saying much of relevance.

— Marnie

If lenses can be classed as cool, the A85mm f/1.4 would be frozen solid.

— Cotty

Bald may be beautiful, but I've bought a fedora anyway.

— Don Nelson

The 'golden days' don't involve postage stamp sized negatives mounted to girly toy cameras.

— William Robb

They are YOUR pictures. You're certainly entitled to want them. Even to want them really, really badly.

— ERN Reed

Yes I know I'm evil, but hell, it pays the bills.

— P. J. Alling

Thanks for any answers, especially those related to my question ;-)

— Pancho Hasselbach

I can't find the blocks of wood with two crocodile clips screwed to them. Did they migrate to Bede?

— Mike Wilson

This speaks to the difference between a real photographer who is in the business of selling pictures, and those who magnify their images to 200% on monitor and complain that there is artifacting.

— William Robb

Thanks for the warm, if randomly tangential, welcome.

— Will Dimmit

Substandard and proud of it.

— Cotty

You can never have too many lenses.

— William Robb

Taking photographic advice from a web page chosen based on popularity is like taking cooking advice from a McDonalds.

— John Francis

This comment is not designed to add useful discourse.

— William Robb

It doesn't matter how many megapixels you have. A crap picture is still crap.

— David S.

Looks like he spends all day stapling Kleenex together...

— Bob Walkden

Feel free to comment, even before looking at the picture!

— Juan Buhler

It is art, and if the rules were so well defined, then I'd be doing something else.

— Juan Buhler

In many ways professional photography is only tangentially about actual photography.

— Edwin

Quotable quotes usually have little technical content.

— Herb Chong

Hibble bibble bobble bibble bop. Gubble gobble gabble gip. Mibble mobblemabble mup.

— Cotty

This is an auction we are talking about. All it takes is 2 people salivating enough.

— Kostas Kavoussanakis

I don't expect the AF to be perfect. It is a tool just like the light meter. Used in a smart fashion, it can be very helpful. Heavily relying on it instead of your photographic skills can cause you to end up with an image you didn't intend.

— Bruce Dayton

Just because someone says something is not working properly doesn't mean it's not working properly.

— Cotty

I'm nothing if not obscure...

— P. J. Alling

Laser-printed ASCII art just has no soul.

— Marnie AKA Doe

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