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A rare photo of me actually wielding a camera, in this case my Retinette, in 1967 atop a hill overlooking San Rafael, Calif., with the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge in the background. I'm not really aiming at my brother here, but at my friend while he was taking this 126 Kodachrome slide. I wasn't quick enough, and didn't get the shot. View full size.