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That [to me] is what film photography is all about, being in the moment. I take the shot, and it's done. No chimping, no checking, no reshooting. For me, digital photography became a way to lose the moment. Always chimping after a shot, always shooting more than necessary, coming back from a day's shoot with hundreds of photographs, filling up hard drive after hard drive with tens of thousands of images.
I resemble that remark (except for the chimping - no time for that, I am still shooting). Thing is, there were hundreds of images in my life while shooting film when I failed in that moment, and found out a week later that I should have taken another one. Not sure what's so bad about avoiding that. It's the difference between a poorly exposed or motion blurred failed photo and having a good image. I'm not attached to film, probably because I spent thousands of dollars a year on it even when I tried to conserve it (due to cost). I'm also not attached to the process of taking photos on film or digital - I'm a 'whatever works' guy and use whatever tools are available to me in a given situation (if I can afford it). The end result is what I am after, not some special experience while pushing that shutter button.
Also, I have tens of thousands of film scans filling my hard drive, and I wished I had more time to scan the rest of them, but a lot are on c41 negs and it's a lot of work. I shot c41 negs because I simply couldn't afford to shoot slides in that volume, and scans of negs were acceptable at the time. Now I pay the price that I can't even see the images unless I spend hours and hours with the film strip holder in the scanner (slides go in a stack feeder and I walk away). Maybe when I retire, I'll finally get through this pile of then historic footage.
Perhaps I'm just too pragmatic about the process of taking pictures. Even in the film days, I figured shoot as much as you can, because you won't get a second chance after the race is over. I really see nothing wrong with taking a lot of images. The hard part is to edit out the good stuff, but I'd rather do that after I shoot and make sure I do indeed get the good stuff. If I was conserving disk space, I certainly wouldn't have taken the white car shot above - it never was interesting in its real racing life, and it's not the prettiest of race cars, but I do get my kicks out of having recorded an image that is technically near perfect, and that after having been away from this type of shooting for a dozen years.
Now, when I shoot other subjects, it is much more of a one shot one image thing, with very little technical challenge. I chimp only to see a histogram at best, since I don't have handheld light meter.