Now that my shoulder and arm have healed back to about 60 percent of normal, I can pick up where I left off with 8x10 large format, thanks to Intrepid Camera offering an ultralight model.
A number of 8x10 landscape photographers that I follow on Flickr have given this affordable and light camera from England a thumbs up, so I put my order in and will wait their current two to three month wait for it to arrive at Rauhallinen Farm. I am hoping it arrives in time to take Dr. Eric's photo with his buck and crossbow this fall, in the splendid detail that only a huge negative can provide. I sold my Svedosky after my fall, as it was too heavy for me at the time. While I could handle it now, having a backpackable 8x10 is very appealing. Heading out tomorrow with the boys to camp and photograph the Keweenaw Peninsula. Will be shooting with the Harman Titan 4x5 Pinhole, HolgAngulon 612, and for grandkid shots, the trusty Olympus 35RC.
"Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager." Susan Sontag
I continue, after all these years, to miss Susan Sontag and her beloved writings and mastery of the English lexicon. You should not be able to call yourself a photographer unless you have read, "On Photography" by her.