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I've been so busy with important duties lately that Iíve barely shot half a roll of film in the last three months. Photography gives me a spiritual renewal, but it is so difficult to make time for it.

A lot of that has to do with my computer. I am constantly trying to improve my scores in all sorts of "shoot 'em up" games and get through some tough parts of "Zoom-Zoom Race Cars." But, hey, I don't waste my time playing "Solitaire."

I was reading my new Superman Comic when Karl called. "Let's go shooting!"

What are you, crazy? I'm too busy, I said. I've got important reading to do, I have to learn better mouse control in "Shootout at the OK Corral, and I just downloaded a new digital Ferrari for "Zoom-Zoom Race Cars." Jeez, my friends think I have nothing but free time.

I grabbed a beer and a bag of potato chips and popped on the TV to watch a rerun of the Simpsons. Maybe tomorrow Iíll get my camera out. Today, I'm way too busy.

Happy image making,
Steve Cirone


Saturday, December 7, 2002 at 6:00 PM

You're invited (members only). We will gather at the lovely home of the Lapps in the Scripps Ranch area at 11305 Ravensthorpe Way, San Diego. directions Please bring a favorite homemade dish to share with six to eight others, an entree, side dish, salad or dessert. Wine and cheese are welcome.

We can reminisce about the wonderful programs and activities of the past year and look to possibilities for 2003. How will you participate to strengthen the group and to improve your images?

Please bring ten or so slides to share and a jacket to wear. The show will be outdoors.

We extend our appreciation to Jo Ann and Dale for sharing their home during this busy time of the year.


Nov. 9 - Dec. 13: SCPS Collected Works display hosted by Sierra Club Bookstore Gallery, 3820 Ray St., San Diego. Photography by Jim Cline, Bob Parks, Alethea Steingisser, Steve Cirone, et al. Regular Sierra Bookstore hours: M-F 12-5.

Watts Color Lab has a new mailing/shipping address. Watts ColorLab no longer has standard business hours. Please call or email for an appointment or with any questions. John or Marilyn will get back to you as soon as possible.

Steve Cirone: My favorite place to shoot sunsets is at the Ocean Beach Pier in the months of Nov., Dec., and Jan., when we can get clear air with big puffy clouds. I see the sunset as a great background for the silhouette of the pier and the people on it.

For the next issue let me know where you like to go in San Diego County and at what time of year to photograph sunrises. What makes the location worth visiting?

If you have a subject for which you'd like location ideas, please let me know. My address is


Let us first say what photography is not. A photograph is not a painting, a poem, a symphony, a dance. It is not just a pretty picture, not an exercise in contortionist techniques and sheer print quality. It is or should be a significant document, a penetrating statement, which can be described in a very simple term - selectivity. -Berenice Abbott, 1951.


What book or magazine have you read lately that you would recommend to other readers of The VIEW Finder? Please forward a few engaging thoughts about it to for a future issue.


Nikon N70 camera body w/manual, Tamron 28-80 lens w/hood, Tamron 70-300 lens w/hood, Nikon 20mm AF F2.8 lens, Tamron 1.4x teleconverter, Tamron 2x teleconverter, electronic cable release, circular polarizer and other assorted filters, extra batteries, and a Nikon camera bag. All for $600. This is an excellent intermediate package! Contact Jim Cline at 858-350-1314 or

Darkroom System: Beseler 23C II enlarger, unused proof printer, unused focusing scope, timer, safety light, trays, etc. $500/best. Contact Carol Brody at (619) 466-3371.

Please have your contribution for the next ViewFinder to the newsletter coordinator by the 20th.

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