Anna and I love abandoned stuff, and there's one place nearby we have never really checked out for whatever reason. We just keep forgetting to give it a visit, and so today we took the afternoon to walk around the place. It was also a chance to use my DSLR for some fun stuff, which I haven't really been doing a ton. (I used it for a small project last week as well)
When I go through my "film-only" phases, I find myself use my DSLR with new eyes. It feels fresh, if not a small shift in style. I always use the camera differently, and take fewer shots. The great part about unlocking the power of my DSLR is that it's significantly cheaper than, say, a pack of Polaroid film (which is insane). If you find yourself growing tired of machine-gunning photos, try using exclusively film for a few weeks. It's hard on your wallet, but it's fun and teaches you to see digital photography completely differently.
That's not to say I'm going to stop using film; I'm getting better at balancing digital and analog, however choosing a camera for a certain outing has become harder. Being limited to 8 very expensive photos (Polaroid film is about $3 a photo these days), you learn to discern and be more particular with what you shoot. The best part about limiting yourself with digital is that you don't have a ton to edit later, which is always nice.