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    Re: "Machine-gunning"?

    It's all relative. Nobody hits a home run every time, or even close to it. Nobody. People down the street would probably call me insane for wasting ten or twenty bucks per shot on film. But then they've probably spent a hundred grand over the last decade fixing up old cars and speedboats, which never seem to run right anyway. 90% percent of the reward in this game is the sheer experience of just doing it. And sometimes you'll succeed in capturing that moment for others to enjoy.
    Sometimes you won't. But the experience itself can't be taken from you. You lived it. I've said it over and over, but the hunt is just as important as the kill.

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    Re: "Machine-gunning"?

    Bring to mind what was written by Kurt Vonnegut's son back in the late 60's or early 70's: "The journey is better than the arrival" or something like that.

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    Re: "Machine-gunning"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tgtaylor View Post
    Bring to mind what was written by Kurt Vonnegut's son back in the late 60's or early 70's: "The journey is better than the arrival" or something like that.

    Thomas
    The journey is the destination. (?) Somebody said it. Maybe only me?

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    Re: "Machine-gunning"?

    "But the experience itself can't be taken from you. You lived it. " Very true Drew!

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    Re: "Machine-gunning"?

    It's the concept, anyway. You learn to track the game, become intuitive in its ways, learn its seasons, start thinking like the light itself, if it does think. Rather, it is. Then you learn its ways on the groundglass, and then in the darkroom. Lots or rewarding experiences. Pity the lardassographers who just patch stuff together in Fauxtopshop. Maybe it trendy and artsy at the moment. But who wants to be tethered to a high-fructose corn syrup IV drip all day. ... Well, actually, I'm daydreaming a bit about my next run to the Wind Rivers. Stuck here tethered to my own computer a couple more months. But at least every weekend I get out and enjoy the light. Sometimes I never take a shot. Sometimes I set up the camera and just look into the groundglass. A mercenary attitude ruins all that. Gotta live, gotta look.

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    Re: "Machine-gunning"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ROL View Post
    The journey is the destination. (?) Somebody said it. Maybe only me?
    Nope - more on the order of what I quoted above by Mark Vonnegut who set out on a journey to set-up a hippie community in British Columbia in 1971 where he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and committed to a mental institution in Vancouver, BC.

    Thomas

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    Re: "Machine-gunning"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ROL View Post
    The journey is the destination. (?) Somebody said it. Maybe only me?

    Pretty much all travellers! :P

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    Re: "Machine-gunning"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ROL View Post
    The journey is the destination
    The idiot who said this (not you, I hope) never spent fourteen hours on a plane flying, in theory, from PHL via JFK to Hartford, Ct and back again.

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    Re: "Machine-gunning"?

    Bottom line is, you're going to screw up and miss some shots.

    It happens.

    You can't win them all.

    But sometimes you run into "happy accidents" too.

    Like jnanian said, just enjoy the process.

    This is the Tao of LF.

    But some of your missed shots will haunt you.

    years later, I still kick myself.

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