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Black & White 365 – 14/365

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Entry number 14 in the 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from a brief pause between lockdowns in 2020.

Fridays. Not as good as Mondays (at least for me), but still quite palatable.

This is the hardest part of the working week for me. The time seems to really drag for the last three hours. I’m lucky in that my constant need to get up and immediately out of the house in the morning means I get to build up a little overtime each week, meaning sometimes I might be able to sneak out a little early (depending on how much of the morning is spent on work stuff as opposed to writing blog posts or editing client photos). 

During the school term, like any family with school-aged children, part of the weekend is filled with taking the child to various things like ballet or swimming and the rest is usually spent during as little as I can get away with. Unfortunately, most weekends are also a chance for the GLW to catch up on some of her missed work hours so in hindsight, there’s actually very little family time.

I seem to be ranting on about nothing today. This is what happens when I’m writing to a deadline (for example, a lunch break) and I apologise for it. 

A highlight would have to be my daughter getting her first jab at the age of five! She’s on her way to becoming fully immune (yes, I know it’s not the case, but we can dream right?) and earned herself a new Lego® set for her bravery and selflessness in protecting herself and others. Well worth the price of feeling a little prick! Although I’ve been feeling like a prick for 50 years, where’s my Lego®?!

I’m hoping I can get out of the house and point my camera at something remotely interesting to post as I’m not enjoying publishing older photos, although I do really like this portrait of a friend of the family. I don’t ask for much when it comes to portraits. I want you to be as relaxed as possible and allow me to draw from you what I can. Long time readers will not be at all surprised this was taken with my favourite portrait lens, the 105mm 1.4.

I’ve often thought of writing a post that explains the various numbers (such as 1.4) as I’m sure it mostly flies over people’s heads. Let me know via the comments below or in the Facebook group (also see below) and I’ll happily write something for you.

And if there is any other topic you would like my opinion on, please do let me know. I write much better when aiming for a clear target.

Have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post.




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Photo Information: 
Nikon Z6
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm 1:1.4E ED @ 105mm
1/640 | f/2.0 | ISO 200
Saturday June 13, 2020 @ 14:15
Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia
B&W 365 - 14/365

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