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Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book

Roger Hicks is a well known photographic writer, author of The Rangefinder Book, over three dozen other photographic books, and a frequent contributor to Shutterbug and Amateur Photographer. Unusually in today's photographic world, most of his camera reviews are film cameras, especially rangefinders. See www.rogerandfrances.com for further background (Frances is his wife Frances Schultz, acknowledged darkroom addict and fellow Shutterbug contributor) .


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Old 02-09-2010   #101
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Tsk, tsk. How very cynical - one might almost think you had worked in the industry . . .


PS. I might be getting to Arles this year.
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Hope so!

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Old 02-09-2010   #102
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likely to be on my tombstone: "All Dressed Up and No Place to Go."
Hey, that's what I want on my tomb stone!
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Old 02-09-2010   #103
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Naah. Spike Milligan' was better.
"I told you I was sick"

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Old 02-09-2010   #104
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'There are no dead' - Doris Lessing: Canopus in Argus Series

There's always been something to worry about. Wasn't it the year 2012 for the Mayans? (Oh bugger he whispers quietly) For us it's global warming. Was a lot warmer in the Cretaceous.

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'There are no dead' - Doris Lessing: Canopus in Argus Series

There's always been something to worry about. Wasn't it the year 2012 for the Mayans? (Oh bugger he whispers quietly) For us it's global warming. Was a lot warmer in the Cretaceous.

Andy

Yeah, all those dino steaks on the Barbeque! Ended with a bit of a bang though!
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w.c. fields tombstone reads...'all things considered, i'd rather be in philadelphia'
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IIRC, "We're all going to die" are the words of Indiana Jones in his movie about the temple of doom, when he and Short Round, the Chinese kid, are trapped in a room that has a lowering ceiling... layered with sharp sticks. )
Yeah but he got it from Country Joe : "Whoopee! We're all gonna die"

Anyone round here young enough to remember the Fish Cheer?
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w.c. fields tombstone reads...'all things considered, i'd rather be in philadelphia'
Dunno here W.C. is, but it must be really awful.
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Jim, is it:
And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
next stop is Viet Nam.
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Just check the photos of the Shorpy website. Most have images of long dead people.
And the beauty is that no one ever seems to complain that they are dead.
Greatfully dead, long time dead, restfully dead.

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Jim, is it:
And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
next stop is Viet Nam.
The Fish Cheer was a little thing Country Joe used to do at festivals. Went like this:

Joe: "Gimme an f!"
Crowd: F!!!
Joe: "Gimme a u!"
Crowd: U!!!
etc, etc
Joe: "Whatsat spell!"
Crowd: F***!!!

Simple pleasures, back in the day...

And don't start me on the Grateful ones, xayraa33. What was the question: "We're all going to be Dead Heads??" Sorry, Roger
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The film v digital "debate" is like the Jewish momma who bought her son 2 ties for his birthday- he dresses up for a hot date,
wearing one of the ties & she says "Whatsa matter- you don''t like the other one?"
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Yeah, all those dino steaks on the Barbeque! Ended with a bit of a bang though!
Actually, that reminds me. Aren't all the scientists convinced that a really big Asteroid is going to hit the Earth sometime soon?
So we really are all going to die

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And don't start me on the Grateful ones, xayraa33. What was the question: "We're all going to be Dead Heads??" Sorry, Roger
Dear Jim,

Nae bother! Thread drift is one of the pleasures of a good forum.

My recollection of CJ&TF was "We're all fixing to die."

But as they say, if you can remember the 60s, you weren't there.

Cheers,

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Is there any good reason why should we be dead at sometime?
Im getting older, but nothing shows Im steplessly dying...

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Is there any good reason why should we be dead at sometime?
Im getting older, but nothing shows Im steplessly dying.

Per rumor, it often comes on suddenly.
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Old 02-11-2010   #117
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Is there any good reason why should we be dead at sometime?
Im getting older, but nothing shows Im steplessly dying...

Ernesto
Dear Ernesto,

Give it time...

Quote from The Goon Show:

"He's dropped dead!"

-- "Funny, he's never done that before."

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Dear Ernesto,

Give it time...

Quote from The Goon Show:

"He's dropped dead!"

-- "Funny, he's never done that before."

Cheers,

R.
Nice Roger! Thank you very much for your post.

Not kidding now, getting older is the main reason why I decided to make my first exhibition after 47 years of shooting (not continuosly). Im planning the second for august 2010.

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Old 02-13-2010   #119
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Nice Roger! Thank you very much for your post.

Not kidding now, getting older is the main reason why I decided to make my first exhibition after 47 years of shooting (not continuosly). Im planning the second for august 2010.

Cheers
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Dear Ernesto,

Congratulations!

Where's the next one (the one in August)?

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Roger:
Most probably the second exhibition will take place in the same gallery as the first, it is the Simiks Museum of Photography in Buenos Aires (http://museofotograficosimik.com/) because Im a member of the museums group of "insane people" who still use old cameras (even those wood made) and film/plates to shoot. This is a privately owned museum (the only photography museum in Argentina) with a collection of 2000+ cameras and daguerrotypes, ferrotypes and old pictures from all the country.
BTW, the exact date is yet to be confirmed.

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I am reminded of the tale of the fire and brimstone preacher in rural Ireland.on In a sermon on the inevitability of death he repeatedly shouted the phrase "Every man n this parish is going to die" but was much annoyed by man in the front row with a smug expression.
Eventually he confronted the man and enquired as to the reason for his smugness-
"very simple"said the man,"I don't live in this parish!"
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I am reminded of the tale of the fire and brimstone preacher in rural Ireland.on In a sermon on the inevitability of death he repeatedly shouted the phrase "Every man n this parish is going to die" but was much annoyed by man in the front row with a smug expression.
Eventually he confronted the man and enquired as to the reason for his smugness-
"very simple"said the man,"I don't live in this parish!"
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Wonderful!

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