I joined a group of friends last night to go photograph the last night launch of the space shuttle. NASA being NASA, the launch got canceled due to changing weather. We were left standing there on a freezing beach at 4:30 AM. Some folks did some light painting. I just turned the camera in the opposite direction and left the shutter open for five minutes. Other people went home with no pictures at all.
Sometimes, what you get is what you make of it.