The Allure of the Large Format Camera
We spent a few days in Lorne in the middle of the school holidays, and each morning I went down to the pier to take some photos before and during the sunrise. I did this for three mornings and it was only on the last morning that I set up the large format 4 x 5 Wista for a few shots as the sun was rising. There were only two other people on the beach, apart from several fishermen way down at the end of the pier. Both the others were taking snapshots. Within one minute of starting to set up the camera, both people had come racing over to see the camera and both were surprised that you can still get "old fashioned" cameras like that. They were genuinely impressed.