As you say: it was a guess on my part as to why White did not finish his manuscript. I think it tragic that we have and are losing the contributions of a man of such insight and talent. In general the Photographic community seems one of fleeting popular notions seen most recently in the digital revolution that would seem to make all that came before out of date and irrelevant, I did say seem for it is of course an illusion. The basic principles of photography are still the same and have been for about 100 years. The only diffrence is the way an image is recorded and post exposure malniplulated
and of course today's smart cameras. But the vison for an image is never in the camera, and as always the camera is never most important. So we need to learn from men like White, Adams, Hurrell .......... as much today as ever.