I have been trying to push myself as a photographer. I had this idea of trying to find settings in nature that elicit certain feelings outside of the normal sunrise/sunset type pictures. My goal on this day was to create a image that gave me feelings of despair, anguish etc. I decided to try and create a post production look reminiscent of old civil war photographs to add to the effect. Obviously, it's not a particularly interesting subject. But for me that wasn't the point of the exercise. My ultimate goal is to hone my ability to extract emotion from any setting. My thought is that if you can do this effectively with a mundane subject the effect will be even stronger when dealing with a more interesting subject. So what are your thoughts? Do you feel this a worthwhile endeavor or a waste of time? Do you do something similar and if so, what?