Do I feel "Excitement"? Absolutely.

One of the greatest "kicks" I've ever experienced was watching the emulsion of Verichrome (the original orthochromatic Verichrome) gradually dissolve into negative images in a tray of Microdol.

I've never forgotten that.

Now, I'm a little more "sophisticated" - not sure that's a "good" thing - but I get the same "rush" when I pop the top off the JOBO tank - and see IMAGES.

There is more - "seeing" the image - that flash of realization that you have reacted to the scene - and tripped the shutter at "THAT TIME" - when that significant image was passing in front of the lens. The really unexpected images I did not realize I had taken that were inexplicably "good" - Strange techniques I've just tried for the first time - that worked out well ... So much more ...

My wife has been hardened ... occasionally, I'll run upstairs with a wet print --- "Look at this!!!".....