Photographically, I really like this photography and am very satisfied with it on a number of fronts. At the same time, it was an…emotionally conflicted evening for me.
At first, because I forgot my cable release for my digital SLR, I wasn’t going to even bring it along. I was going to just shoot with my medium format and film. However, someone convinced me to bring it to the NASA station and I basically just set the camera to 25-30 seconds and fired away. This is the best of the bunch. The clouds were apparently moving a lot more than I thought and the distortion from the ultra-wide angle lens actually enhances that effect. The “daytime”-ish feel of the photo is just a basic color correction from what was a very yellow & brown image (the types of lights there produced that).
So in terms of the good luck of bringing the camera in and the carefree way I took the photos, it was very satisfying. I just let myself go from the technical side of things and just composed photographs I liked.
On the other hand, for some reason, I didn’t enjoy myself as much as usual while I was out shooting. Usually, I am excited to get out of the house, especially since I am in school and so busy all the time. This time, after just a couple of hours of shooting, I was ready to pack it up and get out of there. Just tired.
I admit that I am a bit worried that I found myself less motivated about something that has been my passion for years now. But this is just one evening, and one time out. We’ll see.