The photograph of my uncle Udo is a summary of many reasons as to why I love photography. I had previously photographed my uncle a numerous amount of times in the same barn. None had been successful in my minds eye. Many of the images seemed forced. The setting of the barn made for what I thought would be a great image. I believe that I tried too hard to “get” the image. Upon another trip I decided to jerry-rig a flash and a 1/4 of a second image combination. I took three images, each time trying to coordinate the timing of the flash and me pressing the shutter. Three months later when processing the film, I saw that I got the image that I had been trying to get for all those years. And it was without all the “effort.” I simply took the image; letting my intuited eye make the image. Alignment without effort!