It was a Thursday afternoon and I was having a great day. As I was heading home from the gym I stopped for gas on this street. After I filled my tank I decided to continue driving down the street so that I could brainstorm a photo shoot.
I had not taken photos in forever but photography was once something that I enjoyed back in middle school and high school. Anyway, I’m driving and I passed by this cool looking barn to the right of me that had some cool looking vehicles out in front. So I get really excited and I’m thinking “wow this is perfect” so I turn around and pull into the driveway. I was really nervous about getting out the car but then I realized no one was inside.
The plan was to get out take a couple pics and keep it moving after all I had a graduation dinner to get ready for. I hop out and get to snap’n. Mind you I’m still terrified I don’t know where I am or who’s property I’m on. I take about 10 photos and attempt to get back in my car but I can’t open the door I look up and there are my keys sitting on the passenger seat.B&W
Yep, I locked keys in my car. Something I have done WAY too many times within the four or five years that I have been driving. I call Verizon roadside assistance they inform me that It will take 50 minutes for someone to come unlock my car door. I proceed to take photos since I’m stuck there anyway. Why not?
I get real creative playing around with the different settings on my camera I capture different angles. I decide to text my mom and let her know whats going on since I would be running late. When she calls me I realize that my phone it dying too (yeah to make things worst) so I send her my location and she and my sister come by. By now it had been an hour and the guy still hadn’t come to unlock my car and I’m worn out. But when my sister arrives she gets out the car and says “take my picture” as she strikes a pose. So I’m like “bet” and I take some photos of her all around the barn.
Very soon after this the guy finally arrives and it takes him less than 2 minutes to unlock my car. Overall, I enjoyed this little adventure. It wasn’t so bad being locked out of my car. In a way, I was forced to take a minute (or hour) and just do something that I actually enjoy which has rekindled the flame that I once had for taking photos. I’ll do my best to keep it up plus now I have a lot if different ideas.