My cousin owns a car repair facility in the SW suburbs and I was out there the other day doing photography for his web site. As I was packing up my equipment it dawned on me that there were some photo opportunities that I had overlooked. The mundane tools which actually make this facility tick seemed to offer so much more in terms of photographic possibilities than the other subjects I had photographed. I took a leisurely walk around the garage and was overwhelmed by the simple beauty amid the toolboxes and grease. For me, this was a lesson in seeing the obvious.