A lone seagull against a backdrop of clouds.
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When out photographing, I always try to capture something that’s a bit of a challenge. Trying to focus on a fast-moving subject’s eyes when they are flying and the size of a grape … that’s a challenge. I’m going to chalk it up to many years of photographing roller derby that this photo came out very well.

So how was that storm last night? The winds were incredible. It’s the bins night where I live and I can tell you that the garbage and recycle trucks do not need to make an appearance as there were cans literally (and I mean literally ) flying throughout our estate.

I’m writing this in the past tense although it is currently 05:53 and I can hear the winds howling and the cans flying. I went out earlier to right all the bins for the estate and as soon as I had done so, the winds toppled them over and thanks to a level of alcoholic consumption bordering on unhealthy from Unit 16, I was pelted by flying VB cans as I made my way back to my unit.  I can hear the cans piling up at the door now. Leaving in the morning for work will be fun!

As much as I love my sleep, the noise from the wind and flying cans is just too loud to have any hope of me getting any more sleep thus the reason I’m blogging up a storm. When things die down out there I’m going out to do some damage control and tidying up.

I was granted keys to the building yesterday and I’m a little excited about this. Because of my previously mentioned penchant for getting up in the morning and leaving, I’m typically at work just before 0800. I’m not scheduled to start until 0830, so I read or catch up on YuoTube subscriptions until someone comes and lets me in. 

Now I can start work at 0800 and get in an extra two hours of overtime in a week. Fear not, my maths hasn’t failed me, I work from home on Wednesdays as M is in the office and I do the school drop off and pick up.

I’ll see you for the next post.




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Photo Information: 
Nikon D850
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 200mm
1/2500 | f/2.8 | ISO 64
Sunday October 24, 2021 @ 12:31
Frankston, Victoria, Australia


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