I took this image at the SLC Temple grounds on my first WCC field trip in April 2003.
From the draft of my last will & testament:
Article 13: Common disaster: In the event my husband and I shall die as a result of a common disaster, or under such circumstances that it cannot be determined which of us died first, it is my will that, and in such event, my husband shall be determined to have survived me.
I miss my camera. My N80 has been at the Nikon service center for three weekends. So much for my “roll a week” discipline. The problem had its curiosity factor – the aperture would on occasion refuse to snap back open after a small fstop shot. Annoying, and causing me to miss shots. Got it there with 6 days left on the warranty.
I note here for the record that the N80 was Galen Rowell’s light weight body. He knew what to do with it, and more money was not the issue. Further evidence that it is not the camera, but the seeing.
I don’t need the camera to see – the light on R’s face last night was exquisite. I need it to study how to realize the seeing onto the final image. That’s the magic, and while I hope to master the process, I hope it never completely loses its mystery.