Entry number 46 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from a park in Frankston.

A close portrait of a young lady's face, eyes and freckles.
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 46/365


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.

This portrait was taken whilst having a conversation with some family member at a park. I asked if I could take a photo and the subject (and her Mum) said “Yes”. This was the result. The 70-200mm is not normally the lens I would use for a portrait like this, but as it was the only one I had on me, it’s the lens I used.

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.


Where does the time go?

Our weekly schedule pretty much ensures that the only “me time” my wife and I get is carved out between the time we wake up and the time I go to work, or she starts the morning routine with the daughter. Why is it that I don’t share in the morning routine? Because I have left for work before the other two have even woken up.

The older I get, the more I realise that the most valuable commodity on the planet is time.

Although most who know me would firmly place me in the extrovert column, I am in fact, a solid introvert. I’ve been doing some research on this for a while now and I’ve discovered that in all possibilities, I am what’s classed as an extroverted-introvert.

What a few people don’t know about the whole extrovert/introvert thing is that it has nothing to do with how a person is in public or around other people and everything to do with how a person recharges. Extroverts recharge by being around others, Vibing from the energy of a crowd. Introverts have to recharge alone, often needing as much time alone as they have had in the company of others.

So how does that relate to me? I don’t have a problem being around other people or in a loud environment, and I’m happy to be there. But once I’m out of that environment or my time is done, I need to be alone. And by alone, I mean alone.

This would explain why I do not mind having a one hour to and forty-five minute from, work commute. I’m in my car, alone. Monday nights, I usually get from five pm until around sixty forty alone (with a slight people interaction to get my pizza in the middle).

Ideally, I’d love to be able to get up earlier for an extra hour in the mornings but at the ASD household, it’s practically impossible with the daughter being a night owl.

Where do you fit in on the I/E scale? I’d love to know.

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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 200mm
Settings: 1/160 | f/2.8 | ISO 100
When: Saturday January 29, 2022 @ 15:45
Where: Frankston, Victoria, Australia
# Useless Website Statistics
Post number: 159
Published: Tuesday February 15, 2022 @ 0701 AEDST
Composed: Sunday February 13, 2022
Scheduled Posts: 2
B&W 365 Challenge: 45/365c (12.3% complete)
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