Whenever I spoke to my friends that photographed film, we always joked that if we got just one good photograph out of 36 exposures then all the efforts and costs and time and chemistry would have been worth it. Of course, this is essentially how photographers live their lives. They use a combination of skill as well as a numbers game to get that one shot that (as Don McCullin would say) burns in their memory. It is the photograph where all the variables essentially have converged to exactly the right spot. We can of course talk about this endlessly, but there is a lot to embrace regarding the decisive moment (a la Cartier Bresson).
Here is one magical photograph that is almost poetic, as taken by our student, Akash Aumeerun, in one of our outings.