I haven't had pictures developed since high school, probably, when I used disposable cameras to capture things like camping trips and high school homecoming festivities--so it felt pretty special to get some of my favorite jpegs printed today.
With winter fast approaching, the sky gets dark around 5pm these days, so I haven't been able to get too many new pictures. Still, I'm always looking for the next opportunity. Some days, a scene just hits me like a great idea, like the harbor photo of November 3rd. I finished work, went outside, and the sky just took my breath away. Sometimes I wonder if I could possibly do well in a field like photojournalism, where you just have to go and get documentation of breaking news, or a field like portrait photography, where you are fairly limited in how creative you can get. (Although, let's face it, portrait photography seems to be well into decline since cheap alternatives abound.) What other kinds of photography are there? Commercial photography is one; it seems like it could be a great fit for someone like me.
But whether or not I eventually use my camera to support myself, it has become an important part of my life and I know I'll always be looking for the next great shot.