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by photomaster
Sun Jul 30, 2023 9:08 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: 2023 Gallery Updates
Replies: 0
Views: 9933

2023 Gallery Updates

Seems I am keeping up tradition of annual website updates. First, horrors of horrors, my web host decided that I must upgrade to PHP v.8 which broke a whole bunch of shit. The whole reason I installed a PHP photo gallery was to reduce the amount of time I spend on the weekends maintaining this forsa...
by photomaster
Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: 2022 Gallery Updates
Replies: 0
Views: 10245

2022 Gallery Updates

...for those of you who supported me thru the lean times, thank-you and I always repay my debts. I found myself alone, isolated by the pandemic, cut off from my career and only source of income. The President's answer to the economy was to pour money into the development of trains. Great plan /sarca...
by photomaster
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Why I shoot Pentax
Replies: 5
Views: 13033

an ah-ha moment

Check out this graph of squiggly lines . canon-bye-bye.jpg . This explains the bad behavior of Canon and Nikon. They're being overtaken by Sony and Fujifilm. Canon assumes this graph demonstrates that consumers prefer mirrorless cameras over DSLR's. I don't see that. What I see is is that consumers ...
by photomaster
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Why I shoot Pentax
Replies: 5
Views: 13033

The Last Pentax Repairman

The novice can not relate to the end of film camera production. They see thousands to millions of used film cameras for sale and wonder what issues we're having keeping film photography alive? With the average age of a film camera being 30 years, these delicate instruments need occasional servicing ...
by photomaster
Sat Jan 01, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Why I shoot Pentax
Replies: 5
Views: 13033

The joys of manual

Ah, the joys of buying vintage cameras. I just snagged a beautiful Pentax MX off Ebay in near mint condition. This in itself is very rare as this camera is very old. . pentax_mx_72dpi.jpg . I digress. I had taken some landscape photos with my Pentax K-1000 SE earlier this year and just loved the exp...
by photomaster
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: 2021 Gallery Updates
Replies: 1
Views: 6827

The Green Fairy

Absinthe - click here The Green Fairy, a liquor from the turn of the 20th Century which changed the world. Absinthe imparted its image onto paintings and posters as well as influenced literature, becoming a green scapegoat for a rumored drunken rampage which caused it to become outlawed in many cou...
by photomaster
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Why I shoot Pentax
Replies: 5
Views: 13033

Swirling Bokehs

Once again I return to my camera collection. Some of my electronic manual focus cameras have already begun failing and it's been just a few years. Some I've already repaired, only to have them fail again. The Ricoh XR-M which I purchased in excellent condition has already developed a sticky mirror a...
by photomaster
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Why I shoot Pentax
Replies: 5
Views: 13033

Why I shoot film

Film photography is such a wonderful technology. It is so improbable that we as humans created film photography I would swear it could be alien technology. Digital cameras have yet to reproduce the warm wonderful images of film photography. It's the reason why vinyl records and tube amplifiers are m...
by photomaster
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Why I shoot Pentax
Replies: 5
Views: 13033

Why I shoot Pentax

I've exhibited photographs more in art galleries than have sold my services to people and corporations, making me more of a fine-art photographer... an "artist" more than a "photographer." It doesn't mean I know what I'm doing; it's just what I'm called. My first camera was the Canon AE-1p, which I ...
by photomaster
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 3
Views: 13291

Screw this

ok... screw this. I've had my fill of bots and spammers. I mistakenly thought I could open a forum for intelligent discussion of anything and I just wind up deleting fucking bots and spam every morning. I've got better things to do with my day. There will be no user registrations to this forum, whic...