Lol! I vaguely remember that.
On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 1:24 PM, Mark Roberts <postmas...@robertstech.com> wrote:
> Gonz wrote:
>>How did the cormorant end up as the PDML bird anyhow?
> The Story of the Cormorant:
> Way back in the mists of time, probably early in the first decade of
> this century, a PDML member named Christian Skofteland was known for
> some pretty damned good bird photography. One day he posted a nice
> shot of a cormorant in front of a dramatic sky at sunset. Great shot,
> but he lamented about the composition he'd been forced into (probably
> due to objects that would have intruded into the image if he'd moved
> the camera at all). Cotty pointed out that the extra space at the top
> of the image would be ideal if it were to be used for the cover shot
> of a magazine — the space was perfect for where the masthead would go.
> To prove his point Cotty made a quick mock-up of how such a magazine
> might look: http://www.robertstech.com/temp/cormorant-times.jpg
> There followed a torrent of fake magazine covers from a great many
> members of the PDML. But the first was "Cormorant Times" and that's
> the one that has defined the PDML, for good or ill (or perhaps both),
> ever since.
> Mark Roberts - Photography & Multimedia
> PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List
> to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow
> the directions.
-- Reduce your Government Footprint
PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List
to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow