I’ve tried to introduce colour photographs to this blog. I really have. However, when I got home from today’s photo walk, they all seem to drift towards black and white. Especially as I am really liking the style towards which I appear to be heading. I find colours in photographs to be too distracting and that black and white images tend to better reflect textures. I did try all the photos I’ve chosen to publish in colour first, I promise you and from the 15 I’ll eventually publish from today, four are currently in colour … although that may change at the point of publishing.
To continue on from yesterday, Socrates (my name for my subconscious) woke me several times during the night to remind me that I had indeed written the post to be published at 7 am but had yet to attach a photograph. He’s good like that.
We decided on a café breakfast this morning, so M ordered it and I picked it up. I don’t mind little car trips as it adds to the time I can audiobook. Yes, I’ve turned a noun into a verb.
October month is Harry Potter month for me. I am a fifty-year-old man who likes the Harry Potter series. There, I’ve said it. I especially like Stephen Fry reading the unabridged versions to me as I walk or drive. I started late this month as I was already listening to something else but I’m up to book three after a couple of weeks. I forget how long the complete series is but books 5 and beyond are all over the 18-hour mark.
Today I dragged us all out to the foreshore purely so I could bolster the rapidly diminishing Candidates folder. It’s now at a healthy 26 potential photographs rather than the 10 drone shots and 4 others I had sitting there this morning. It was fun getting out, people watching and generally taking photos of whatever caught my eye.
At one point, I was lining up a shot of a mother and daughter walking along, I was just about to take the photo and then I recognised them. In hindsight, I should have taken the photo, but it was great catching up with “Scoobz” (derby name) and her little one. M & Scoobz had a chat whilst the two young ones ran round for a bit.
I really enjoyed getting the big cameras out again. It’s been too long. Nice to warm up the muscles too as I have a wedding to photograph along with M in a couple of weeks.
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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 200mm
1/2500 | f/2.8 | ISO 720
Sunday October 24, 2021 @ 12:32
Frankston, Victoria, Australia