This shot was made on old-fashioned 35mm Kodachrome positive slide film. Photography was much more complicated back then. With only a few casettes of film to cover a six-month trip, I had to make every shot count.
I now enjoy the ease of digital photography where you just point and snap, take the chip to the drug store, put the chip into a machine, enhance the image, crop it and caption it and have almost instantaneous satisfaction of a perfect picture in fifteen minutes. Nothing out of focus or overexposed. So easy! Nowadays anyone with a cellphone is a ready photographer.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe