A mother and daughter sit by a group of motorcycles
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I do enjoy a good people candid photography session. Capturing people being themselves, most times unaware that the camera is on them. Everyone, even trained models have a camera face and I try my best to photograph people without it. I find this photograph very peaceful as this adult and child enjoy a quiet moment on a lovely day.

Not surprisingly I’m a little fatigued after last nights early morning writing extravaganza. After finishing around three-thirty I went back to bed and finally fell asleep around four-thirty. I actually set an alarm as I knew I was sleep-deprived and might sleep through my mental alarm.

As it was I woke up seven minutes before the alarm would have gone off, stumbled out of bed and into my morning routine.

I don’t know about you dear reader, but my morning routine before work involves me getting out of the house as quickly as possible. If pressed I can do it in 12 minutes including shower, dressing, teeth cleaning and leaving. If not pressed I generally allow 21 minutes from feet on the floor to closing the front door.

I just can not hang around once I’m up. It’s the same if we are planning on going out. Once that decision is made, I want out as soon as possible. They say that once you have a child, you’ll never use the phrase “I’ll leave in twenty minutes again”. I don’t know who “They” are, but they are right.

I’ve never been known as a patient being so I’m often put to the test when we are to leave the house.

As I mentioned, I can’t do the whole relax over breakfast before heading out thing. I’ve tried. I really have, but I’d rather get to work early and read in the car than sit at home and read. It’s the same when I am photographing a wedding. I’ll be at my first location an average of half an hour early, just so that I know I am there. Once I’m there I’ll look for a café and grab a coffee safe in the knowledge that I’m a maximum of five minutes away from where I need to start shooting.

It all stems from my hatred of being late. If I’m on time, I’m late. If the invite says 7 pm, I’ll be there at 7 pm. To me, 10 minutes early is late. Most of my friends know if I’m late, I’m probably dead.

Yes, I have issues.

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Photo Information: 
Nikon D850
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 145mm
1/2500 | f/2.8 | ISO 250
Sunday October 24, 2021 @ 12:32
Frankston, Victoria, Australia


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