As corny as it might seem, this is the image I credit for where I am today. It was shot probably with a Pentax Spotmatic on Tri-X
FILM. It was all about waiting, for the film to process, using the enlarger, exposing the paper, and putting it in the developer.
When this started to come up in the developer tray, I was amazed. While I appreciate digital, it does not have that same experience. I don't miss the smell of fixer on my hands though.