I'm a bit behind on my #AmyShuttPhotoaday challenge, a photo-a-day project for this month coordinated by Amy Shutt of Amy Shutt Photography. This post is from the theme "door."
Doors, especially colorful doors, are always photogenic. When I was young, I had an obsession with The Secret Garden, the book and I believe the 1993 movie. Something about the door hidden in the moss, and the secret old-fashioned key - it stole my heart. So whenever I see an interesting door, I try to take a picture of it.
The door above isn't far from my house in downtown Baton Rouge. It opens into a neighbor's garden - but the best part is looking at this bright blue door without knowing exactly what is inside, and wondering. The only thing better would be for it to be covered in ivy...
“The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend." - Aldous Huxley
I also passed through a door today - I walked in a PhD student, and walked out a Doctor! But inside the PhD defense, I learned more about what I didn't know, and what I have yet to learn, than I spoke as an expert.
The door shot: 40mm lens, ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/100 seconds.