My wife always wonders why I take so many pictures, frequently of the same subject. I take these pictures out of interest and for just plain fun. I try different angles, composition, etc., and don't particularly worry about what is the "best". Later, when I finally get in the darkroom to develop and contact the negatives I am frequently sureprised at which seems to "work". Also, many times I will go back to old negatives and find a "diamond in the rough" so to speak. To me, this is photography as a hobby and means of relaxation as well as expression. If this is "soul" for me then so be it.