One more thing...

This is even WORSE than not having the camera...

I was in Maine once, along the coast, at sunrise, 4x5 camera mounted and waiting and lenses all cleaned and spotless. Velvia loaded in the Polaroid holder...

The light was incredible, and then turned simply heavenly. Not jus the sky but the air itself turned lavender in one second. I was delighted...

and the holder jammed. Jammed! I couldn't pull the sleeve, and I couldn't pull the sheet out of the holder. I had to just stand there 3000 miles from home, next to $2,500 worth of the best 4x5 equipment, merely watching the miracle of light. And I swear I could hear someone, somewhere up in the clouds snickering...

dgh