Murrietta365 hosts a "Straight Out Of the Camera" (SOOC) challenge each Sunday, which proved to be harder than expected. Turns out there aren't very many shots that I don't edit at least a little bit.
So, after some digging, I found this little gem. Not only is it SOOC, but it's film! Remember that stuff? I took this photo with my Pentax 35mm SLR (not digital). I couldn't see each shot as I took it. I had a limit of 24 shots. I had to wait a whole hour to know if I had gotten anything good.
I absolutely love digital photography, because it allows me to learn from my mistakes in real time.
However, I think every photographer should dust off the old 35mm every once in a while for a lesson in patience, and to learn to think through each shot and the camera settings that will make it a good one. You can't rely on the habit of taking 50 shots of one subject knowing that, statistically, one of them will end up coming out OK (well, you can, but it gets expensive pretty quick).
On this particular day, it was windy, and there was a cat that kept getting in the way of things (he was having fun nuzzling the side of my lens right as I was about to release the shutter). Some other shots from that same roll (yes, an actual roll) of film are shown below: