Field recording is something i love practicing.
To me it's mainly about listening to the place. I like setting up the mics, hit records, step back a few meters, and listen for half an hour, sometimes more. I like the very slow evolution of the background drones (exept when that drone is made of those damned airplanes !)
I can stand in a less than comfortable posture for long periods of time just because the evoluting texture of a sound is interesting to be immersed into. I see that as a form of meditation, revealing a part of the place's reality that can be unveiled only by actively listening.
I recently acquired a decent shotgun mike in order to begin working on smaller, detailed, focused, slices of sound, which is almost entirely another practice to me.