Window and Sun, from A Summer Morning
Way back in the days of the early photo safaris, I was packing the back of the truck with the myriad accessories required to perform photography with a large format camera. When photographing with an 8x10 view camera (where the negative size measures 8” x 10”) the camera parts and accessories are carried in many large containers. After the packing was finished, we headed out into the wilds of central Oregon for a week of photography.
All went well until we made the first photographic stop. As I began to assemble the 8x10 camera, I discovered the back of the camera was missing. It was one of those, “I thought you had it” moments. It was a transformative situation that changed the direction of the safari both physically and thematically. We reversed direction and headed back to town to pick up the rest of the camera and continued the safari along the Oregon Coast.