Entry number 45 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from a park in Frankston.

My Valentine
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 45/365

The Photograph:

In February, I am selecting the oldest photo from my “Candidates” folder and if I still love it, posting that. If the love has gone, it gets deleted.

Through no preplanning or manipulation of the order of photos, here’s a photograph of my valentine. I love that she faces the world every day with no makeup and her natural beauty. I love the ferocity with which she loves our daughter. I love that she lets me live in the house.

PS: Did you love the photo? Each photograph in the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is made available as a single limited edition print. If you are interested, click here to purchase this print for only $36.50. I thank you for your support of my photography and this website.


Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers! I hope the day brings you everything you wish.

Although we do not celebrate the day in our household, I do spare a thought for the florists on what is one of their two busiest days of the year. The other, of course, is Mother’s Day.

At the time of writing it’s 07:12 on Saturday morning. The house is quiet and I’ve just sold my old Apple Watch on Facebook Marketplace to a person in the NT. I can not express the frustrations that dealing with people on Facebook Marketplace causes. But I’ll give it a good go.

My listings always have the pickup address and photos covering the entire item, especially if there are a few wear and tear marks. Questions I have received about the watch include:

“Are there any marks or damage” – Yes, please see the listing and the photos.
“Where are you located?” – Carrum Downs, please see the listing and the map provided by Facebook on the listing.
“Will you take X?” – No, the price is firm and a bloody good deal at that.
“Does it work?” – Yes, please see the listing and the photos that clearly demonstrate this.
“Has it been reset?” – Yes, please see the listing and the photos that clearly demonstrate this.

And, not to mention, but I will, the 22 people who asked if the item was available and then when told it was, said nothing else.

The gentleman I sold it to, messaged me at 5:45 (I was up, writing blog posts), asked intelligent questions and immediately transferred the money. He did ask for a discount but followed it with an emoji.

OK. I think I have marketplace out of my system for now.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Oh, I really need to get out and take more photos. My Candidates folder is down to 3 photographs!

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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 70mm
Settings: 1/500 | f/2.8 | ISO 100
When: Saturday January 29, 2022 @ 15:30
Where: Frankston, Victoria, Australia
# Useless Website Statistics
Post number: 158
Published: Monday February 14, 2022 @ 7:01
Composed: Saturday February 12, 2022
Posts currently scheduled: 2
B&W 365 Challenge: 44/365 (12.1% complete)
Candidates Folder: 18 (+14)
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