The time at American River has been marred by very strong south easterly winds, which have made it difficult to do large format photography. So I started off real simple after my initial ideas fell flat—a photograph of the inlet in the early evening when the wind had lessened.
It was made from the balcony of the house that we were staying in.
This picture of the inlet through the eucalypt was spur of the moment photography. I’d done no large format work for several days, the time was running out, and I was feeling very anxious. Nothing was happening on what was a photo trip. It was a desperate move to get things moving.