Entry number 110 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is from a gig I photographed in 2019.

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2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 110/365

I’m having to draw on my considerable archives whilst being in the hot zone. I hope you all understand.


After yesterday’s positive test we’ve moved our positions in the house around. The front section of the house is the “hot zone” with our daughter’s bedroom, toilet and bathroom reserved for the person most needing isolation. That’s where my wife was during the first four days of the isolation.

There are literally two lines of green painter’s tape 1.5 metres apart in the hallway stopping short of the garage door that my daughter is not allowed to cross.

After my positive test early yesterday morning and in line with my wife beginning to feel slightly better, we switched. I’m now in the hot zone and have spent the last 24 hours catching up on my YouTube subscriptions, episodes of Frasier and Big Bang Theory as well as catching a couple of hours of sleep.

We are testing my daughter daily but the results are coming back negative. We are not sure how much we trust that particular brand of the test as my wife tested negative twice before her positive PCR test.

My daughter’s first response to hearing I have COVID was “Now I get to hug Mummy”.

It’s been very difficult on her as she is very much a big fan of her Mum. Sure, I got a lot of extra hugs during the first four days of iso, but although Daddy hugs are good, they are not mummy hugs. But her constant reassurance that she loved me too was very cute.

It’s 4:45 in the AM as I write this having been awoken by a coughing fit. My sleep has really been screwed up by the isolation and although still feeling fatigued, I’m not seeing myself falling back to sleep any time soon. I risked a quick trip into the kitchen to get some water and was surprised to find my daughter wide awake in our bed watching the TV. She smiled and waved and I carried on with my mission for hydration.

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I’ve noticed my sense of smell has deteriorated over the last 12 hours but that doesn’t appear to be the same for my taste. My cough is still present but right now my mild headache has abated. It will be a case of monitoring the fatigue I think today. Yesterday I was both exhausted after any physical movement, but unable to sleep except for a short time after lunch.

Right now I feel better than yesterday. But it’s early and I don’t want to speak too soon.

Update: It’s 0849 and I feel worse than I did at 4 am.

If you’ve made it this far, thank you for your time and your attention! I will see tomorrow you for the next post.



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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon D4s | Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED @ 38mm | Settings: 1/125, f/5, ISO 1600 | When: Saturday March 2, 2019 | Where: Thornbury, Victoria, Australia
Cameras: Nikon D4s | Nikon D700 | Nikon D750 | Nikon D810 | Nikon D850 | Nikon Z6
Lenses: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm 1:4G ED | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm 1:1.4E ED 
Lighting: ICElight
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Post number: 223 | Published: Wednesday April 20, 2022 | Composed: Wednesday April 20, 2022 | Scheduled Posts Ready To Publish: 0 | B&W 365 Challenge: 110/365 (30% complete) | Candidates Folder: 17
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Audiobook: Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller | Reading: Linda McCartney. Life in Photographs | Favourite recent YouTube video: The Chord That Makes Superhero Movies Epic [Charles Cornell] | 7DA: 18 | Hamilton: 7/25/28/144 Days

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