It’s surprising what you see when you start to look.
There’s a certain sense of clarity you get the moment your front door closes and you realise you’ve just locked yourself out.
That was my experience today. I was on my doorstep. I didn’t have a coat because I was going to get into the car (and yes, the car key was on the same key ring as the house key). And it was raining.
I did have some things going for me though. I had my phone with the number of a very good locksmith, I had shelter because the square meter or so of doorstep was covered, and I had my camera.
Sometimes it’s good to confine yourself to a small area and force yourself to look around you in detail. Things that we might normally miss come to our notice. Try it sometime. Spend 30 minutes in your back garden with a camera and see what you can see.
My 30 minutes or so in a one square meter space were useful. I was experimenting with a narrow depth of field to see what details I could pick out. The photos in this post are some of the ones I made. Admittedly there’s limited scope in such a small area but it was enjoyable all the same.
Thankfully the locksmith didn’t take long to get here and was able to get me in without having to break and replace the lock.
If you need a friendly and reliable locksmith call Tim at Lockwiz http://www.lockwiz.co.uk. If you want to know about shallow depth of field, call me!