Mother and daughter walk down a track away from the photographer.


Another photograph from the “meander” on Saturday. I’d like to call it a walk, or a hike, but when R is involved, it’s a meader (as coined by M). This explains why I’m normally ahead or in this case behind, as I find it physically difficult to maintain the pace R sets. M truly has the patience of a Saint during these meanders.

We’ve been rained in the last couple of days making it difficult to get out and shoot. Luckily I have a few from Saturday I really like up my sleeve.

I have taken many portraits over the years where you can’t see a face and I enjoy the thinking they can trigger. What can you tell about people from behind? Does the Mum have blue in her hair? Does she know her husband is taking a photograph of her butt (again)? Does R have half of her head dyed purple or is that just wicked regrowth? I do like looking at R’s clothes as she mostly styles her own look. This is her “princess look”, complete with sparkly silver shoes. Again, the girl watches too much YouTube.

It’s that time of year when the clocks go forward an hour. The popular consensus on social media is that we would all prefer them to go forward four months, but then we’d miss Christmas! And seeing as it’s October, it’s nearly time for the Christmas decorations to hit the shopping centres and even better than that, Christmas music! But I won’t thrust my love of most things Christmas on you dear readers … At least not yet.

In typical fashion, the first couple of days after changing the clocks play havoc with my sleep. Not the best of sleepers at any time, the additional obstacles to getting a decent sleep really do not make for a happy Richard. Here’s hoping for a better sleep tonight. To be fair, I was awake until eleven watching the Squid Game on Netflix. Not the smartest thing when you start work at five am.

The good news is that R goes back to kinder tomorrow! School holidays stopped being fun the moment I had a child. Especially with both myself and M working. But for the remainder of the school year, there is a clear five hours that we can work without having to feed, pay attention to or wonder what the hell R is doing because she’s been too quiet for too long.

It’s going to be weird going back to the office and to be honest, I’m not looking forward to it. I’ve become used to spreading my 42.5 hours per week (I do 2.5 hours overtime every week) over all seven days. Going into the office for 8.5 hours of work each weekday will be hard work!

As I’m writing, there’s a funky version of the Beatles’ Come Together by Oz Noy & The Ozone Squeeze playing on my Apple Music “Richard’s Station” playlist. Well worth a listen to. It’s better than the T Swift track that was playing before. Only the great DJ in the sky knows how that got in there!

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading, I really appreciate your time and interest. Talk to you soon. Stay safe.




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Photo Information: 
Nikon Z6
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1:1.8 G @ 85mm
1/800 | f/1.8 | ISO 100
Saturday October 2, 2021 @ 13:11
Seaford, Victoria, Australia

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  1. Wonderful. I also wonder what is on the mind of people as you see them and their walk.

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