Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/01/01

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Subject: [Leica] A Better 2011
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:32:32 -0500
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Maybe it's a blessing in disguise?  I hope so.  I'll buy your book!

Best wishes for 2011!


On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 1:33 AM, Bill Clough <bill_clough at> wrote:

> 01 January 2011
> Dear LUG family--
>     Two stories--both unfinished.
>     In 1984 I was the feature editor for the Estes Park Trail Gazette,
> adjacent
> to Rocky Mountain Nation Park in Colorado. In late December, just at dusk,
> the
> she was trying to figure out what that reflection was she was seeing in my
> 500mm
> f8 mirror lens.
>     She stood full frame in the falling snow. We waited to run until
> January 1,
> 1985 with the headline:
>     The paper kept the best negatives. So all I can offer is one of the
> shots I
> managed to keep:
>     In the 1990s the family that owned the paper sold it to the Denver
> Post. One
> of the first decisions the new dorkwad of a publisher made was to announce
> from
> now on the paper was to be running only color photographs. And, he said, he
> needed storage. So, he ordered five decades of black-and-white negatives
> thrown
> into the dumptster, along with all the back copies of the paper dating back
> to
> 1914.
>     This stupid example of inhumanity was fired because of public outrage.
> But
> by then, of course, it was too late.
>     The second story:  Earlier this month, my wife lost her job and, on
> December
> 28th, the editor of the Victoria Advocate fired me. He has been on a long
> campaign to rid himself of those he inherited when he took over the paper.
> Last
> month, it was my turn.
>     Being nearly 70, I find the options limited but refuse to believe my
> only
> choice is at which Walmart would I like to be a greeter.
>     The good news--I now have time to finally, finally, start working on
> that
> promised book of Texas Panhandle photos. Stay tuned.
>     I have no idea what 2011 holds. But two truths are evident: It's got to
> be
> better than 2010 and I am NOT going to sell the Leicas.
>     My best wishes to all for a Happy New Year.
> --Bill
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Tina Manley, ASMP

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