For me a big part of this photography class is about learning to see. As a lawyer and an academic I spent many years “in my head.” Both of those professions emphasize critical thinking skills and mine are finely honed. Less well-developed are my observational skills. For example, when I was in college, someone once asked me the color of the carpet in my dorm room. I had no idea even though I was living there at the time. If you were to ask me what my husband was wearing when he left for work, I would look at you blankly. So, learning to really look, observe, and see is all very new and exciting to me.
When I was out walking today I saw a grouping of mailboxes that appealed to me and decided to take a few shots. As I was shooting from different angles, I suddenly noticed something in the woods. A door. No walls, no windows, no ceiling. Just a door! When I looked more closely, I noticed something else. The door was locked! This set me to wondering if there is a message here.
When a door appears to be locked, try walking around it?