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  a message from Doug Clifford

a message from Doug Clifford

The Class of 2000

Every May 17th there's an parade in my Seattle neighborhood. This year the marchers included my high school band - I last heard them 35 years ago at my graduation. Pomp and Circumstance. The Class of 1965. Where are they now? Scattered to the far ends of earth. And more than a few have already gone.
__ The Class of 2000 will see and do things we can only imagine. It's a different world. I rapidly snapped pictures of band members as they marched past me playing something Sousa. Earnest young faces, all colors, wearing the green and gold of Roosevelt High. Kids I will never know. Later on I'll search their faces for clues to "What we are to be, we are now becoming" - our timeless school motto still embedded in the front lobby floor.
__ The ritual of graduation has been and will be performed thousands of times in auditoriums and assembly halls around the world this month. Don't leave home without your camera.
__ Photographs connect us to the days of our lives.

Lost, stolen, gone...
While it's unfortunate that Fred's 'review' camera, the Olympus D-400z vanished on his trip to Toronto, I can now sigh a bit of relief. You know he's been threatening to actually buy a digital camera for DT&G and the Design Center for over two years -- and I'm the one who always has to listen to his ranting over which camera to buy.
__ I remember it took him over three years to buy a printer. He seems to worry and fret -- and research -- without actually buying. Then a new model comes out and the cycle begins again.
__ Read his Editor's Column this month, and you'll see he's finally done it! A big thanks goes out to Olympus for helping push Fred to his decision. Now we can get some peace and quiet about which digital camera to buy... at least for a year or so. Maybe.

Until next month,

Doug Clifford

(Doug Clifford is the webmaster for the ACE Camera & Photography Directory, an annotated world wide directory of photo commerce web sites. ACE Increases Traffic To Photographic Commerce Web Sites Worldwide!

Until next month,

Doug Clifford

(Doug Clifford is the webmaster for the ACE Indexes, an annotated directory of North American photo commerce web sites, expanding soon to include Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.)

Doug's Coffee Break:
Aging Photographs: What will you look like in 20 years?
The Ultimate Gray Card
Seasonal Photos
Digital Cameras Gather Steam
The Online Photo Art Auction
Politically Correct Photography: What Do You Think?
Can't Find the Battery your camera needs?

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