Working with the 8"x10" camera in and around the river proved easier then I'd expected. Dawson Brook is not as treacherous as some of the other places I've worked, and while the footing was a little tricky at times, I could generally get the camera where I needed it with relative ease. The slower pace that the larger camera imposed was a little hard on the models, given that it sometimes took me five or more minutes to get the image composed and camera ready, but both Miles and Miranda were indulgent, placing their confidence in the strength of the images I was trying to create.
The combination of the beautiful light coming from directly above, and the dark wet rocks lead to to a very stark, dramatic quality to the images. Working with only the one camera permitted me
to focus all my attention of the possibilities it provided, and both Miles and Miranda were more then willing to work with me for as long as it took to make the images work. Several times, after trying to bring a composition together, we had to admit it didn't work, and move onto another image. By the end of the afternoon, however, I felt very strongly that we had made the most of the space, and with light fading behind up, we packed up and headed back to Halifax.