Entry number 87 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is a self-portrait from a photo walk through an industrial area.

A photographer takes a self-portrait in a window.
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 87/365

Post #50 and #100 were self-portraits, I kind of dropped the ball on #150 (which was a tennis photo, so it did at least have a ball in it). But I knew #200 had to be a selfie and with this in mind and in the style of all good cooking shows, “here’s one I prepared earlier.”

Sunday 8:38 am

Mum is home, the daughter nearly slept through the night and everyone was exhausted after a long day. The daughter and I travelled over 300km during the day to various activities including an impromptu drive-by Her Majesty’s Theatre to show her where she will be seeing Hamilton. She nearly exploded out of her seat with excitement.

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that my wife had accidentally booked her return flight to Avalon Airport (not to Melbourne Airport, where her car was). Yesterday was my turn for a whoopsie, when scanning her email with her flight times, my brain saw 8:15 and thought it said 18:15 meaning we were on the way to Avalon two hours before we had to be. Luckily I had a stop planned in Toorak for some necessities and then decided to do the theatre drive-by. Thankfully and thanks to Melbourne traffic, that added another 45 minutes to the trip. We then stopped at Hoppers Crossing for a nutritious Mcdonald’s meal before heading to the airport.

I’ve kind of shot myself in the foot when it comes to airport pickups in that the daughter has always had a sign. In the past, these have included “Mummy!” (in the vein of the signs limo drivers hold up when collecting people) and “The World’s Best Mum* *-I’ve done my research”. Before heading for the airport two hours early, I quickly knocked up two signs.

Mine said “Hi Mum! We’ve missed You! Exactly how attached were you to the dog?”

The daughter’s sign said “Hi Mum! I’ve missed you. Don’t believe a word Dad says!”

Airport Signs

But let’s talk about post #200 and specifically, what’s happened since post #100 was published on October 31.

Photography bookings are way up. It’s been at least four years since I’ve had a lineup of shoots ahead of me as I do now. I think the bass player in the band was a different person (we miss you, Nick!). I’m still at the same place of employment and the daughter is about four feet taller and answering back a lot more.

The last 100 posts and especially the daily challenge, have been the hardest to do but I’m still determined to see this through. My readership has increased over the current year and I like to think the average quality of the photos is increasing. 

Let me interrupt the flow to bring you a message from our sponsor, Me! Did you love the photo? Each photograph in the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is made available as a single signed limited edition print. If you are interested, you can purchase the print at the Shop for only $36.50 (including free postage to anywhere in the world). If it’s not there then someone beat you to it! I thank you for your support of my photography and this website.

If made a few sales of the limited edition prints and have enjoyed printing, mounting, signing and packaging them with care. I’m very thankful for those who have supported the website in this way.

My marriage has yet to implode, so that’s a bonus and my health is pretty much as it always is which causes constant discussions that may, in the future, cause my marriage to implode.  

My Hamilton performance count has not increased in the last one hundred posts, but that will change in the next 100 posts. In fact, that will change in the next (scrolls to the bottom of the post) 31 posts.

Overall, I feel I’m in a better place and am looking forward to the next 100 posts which hopefully I will maintain as part of the 2002 365 B&W Challenge. There’s going to be some changes afoot, but we’ll get to those when they happen. I’m looking forward to catching up with a couple of people with which I’ve recently connected for coffee or a parma soon.

But, I’m now focussing on moving forward with 2022. More photos to come!

The aim of this blog was to reignite my personal passion for photography and I am thrilled to say that it seems to be working.

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 Z6 | Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G @ 50mm | Settings: 1/320, f/1.4, ISO 100 | When: Monday March 14, 2022 @ 18:09 | Where: Braeside, Victoria, Australia
Cameras: Nikon D4s | Nikon Z6
Lenses: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR)
Lighting: ICElight
# Useless Website Statistics
Post number: 200 | Published: Monday March 28, 2022 @ 0701 AEDST | Composed: Sunday March 27, 2022 @ 0910 AEDST | Scheduled Posts Ready To Publish: 0 | B&W 365 Challenge: 86/365 (23% complete) | Candidates Folder: 7 (5 B&W/2 colour) [-1]
# Useless Life Statistics That Only I Like Looking Back On
Audiobook: Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller | Reading: Linda McCartney. Life in Photographs | Podcast Queue: 107 episodes [-2] | YouTube Subscription Video Queue: 59 [-5] | Favourite recent YouTube video: The Mystery of Adele's A♮ Harmony (Adam Neely) | 7DA: 11 [+3] | Hamilton: 31 Days

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