This morning was bright but totally overcast. No shadows were to be found. Several inches of tranquil snow covered the ground. I was working next to a small cemetary. The headstones seemed to be floating on the snow. My camera was at home, but my eyes were making photographs. The images I saw were mainly juxtaposed headstones. I did not want to isolate one stone and I did not want to photograph a sea of headstones. Small groups felt comfortable. That meant using either the 200mm or possibly the 135. I felt the images more as horizontals than verticals. I wanted to preserve the parallel geometry of the stones, so my back would be plumb. Keeping the camera at normal viewing height allowed me to survey the scene and added some depth. A small amount of front fall brought in the image I wanted. The use of gentle front tilt helped increase plane of sharp focus without creating a looming foreground. I avoided placing any stone too close to the camera. This scene was a tranquil neighborhood of equals. Using the 4x5 would mean that all the lettering would be crisp and readable. The subtle textures of the stone would be present. The snow would not be harsh or grainy. I pictured a final print slightly smaller than 8x10. That would allow an abstract images of dark forms in the snow from a farther viewing distance, and much more detail for the careful viewer who wanted to explore the image. The scene needed no filtration. From experience, I knew that 1/15 at f22 (with Tri X rated at 200) would be a correct exposure. I wouldn't bother using the meter. Actually, I would probably use f32 for depth and shoot at 1/8. By long habit, I would expose a second sheet at 1/4. My old solid tripod is comfortable at any shutter speed. Either negative should be usable. Having the two would give the printer (me) a choice of densities. Warmer temperatures in the afternoon ended this scene. Since I did not have my camera with me, I carry the images in my mind. One day the weather and light conditions will be like this morning and I will return with my 4x5. It may not be this winter and it may not be to this spot, but the images will be in film someday.