I’m in the middle of reading Freeman Patterson’s book Photography and the Art of Seeing.
Freeman Patterson writes about Thinking Sideways and Breaking the Rules AND “Chance”. “Give many happy accidents a chance to happen”. So I did!
But it wasn’t until towards the end of this afternoon, just before I left Union Lane in the city centre to go home, that this image suddenly appeared before me and I had to share it with you. I must admit I hit the shutter button pretty quickly and didn’t bother to check the camera settings (or where the focal points were aiming).
I wondered who the legs belonged to and why this young female was standing behind a half-closed roller door in a dark dingy freight loading bay with her teddy bear, baring a generous length of slim shapely legs.
And to give you an idea of where she was standing, here’s an image I made on Monday of the same freight delivery entrance and roller door – this time the roller door was completely open and there were NO legs anywhere to be seen 😀
My theory………..she was making an illicit transaction………. as I could hear a faint male voice nearby. After a few minutes the roller door went right down to the ground and I decided to head for home, none the wiser as to whom the legs belonged to.
I have a few other interesting images to share, but I’d better check them tomorrow morning in the light of day to check their exposure and contrast, as I was shooting with my 50mm f1.4 lens most of the afternoon and “broke a few rules” (as Freeman Patterson puts it).