"Those were days of Sunday afternoon rides in the family automobiletours through rural Salt Lake or Davis counties, including perhaps a short drive up one of the canyons. They were family outings, not picturetaking sessions. But occasionally Dad would get out with his camera and go into a field. And I am sure that these rides served as reconnaissance trips to find scenes to which he turned. For these fields, with their fences, barns, and trees were the stuff of which most of his early pictures were made. Pastures, river banks, wheat and hay fields, harvests, farm buildings, and soaring cloudsthese drew him again and again."
Grant W. Midgley