A brick wall in the setting sunlight
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 33/365




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Entry number 33 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from my friend’s front garden, photographed at night just as the sun was dipping.

The Photograph:

As primarily a people photographer, it takes me some effort to get excited about photographing anything without people in it. Having said that, I had a great time in my friend’s front garden and that all comes down to the light. 

The Blog:

As I progress through the years and especially since all the lockdowns started, I’ve noticed some short term memory loss. That is, I’ll think of something I have to look up on Google and get distracted between the thought and picking up my phone, only to have the thought totally disappear, never to be seen or heard from again.

This has led me to my “brain book”, a black Moleskin brand (oooh fancy) dotted page notebook that now holds my to-do list. I treat each page as a new day and if I fill that page, it goes onto the next day. Loosely based on the bullet journal system, each task is preceded by a dot (or a bullet point) and when the task is completed, the bullet point gets crossed out.

At the time of writing, my talk list for Tuesday, February 1 has 21 items with only one crossed out so far. And that task (Tuesday’s blog post) was completed the day before.

Each new day, I migrate any incomplete tasks over to the current day. This serves the purpose of pissing me off by having to write the same thing so often that I just get up and do it. It actually works quite well.

In case you are interested, here’s an example from today’s page.

My to-do list
A day in my “brain book”

The benefit of the day to a page means if I need to do something in three days time, I write on the page for the date in three days time.

In this increasingly technological world, I’ve found that maintaining a manual hard-copy list is more effective than a digital one by far. Plus I REALLY need to slow down when I write so my writing becomes more legible. I guess I’m afraid that if I do not write the task down, I’ll forget it by the time I’m halfway through.

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



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Photo Information: 
Nikon D850
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 200 mm
1/800 | f/2.8 | ISO 100
Sunday January 2, 2022 @ 19:53
Dingley Village, Victoria, Australia
B&W 365 - 33/365 (9% complete)

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